Battling homelessness: Ventura gets largest grant in its history to create more than 140 apartments
State awards the city $32 million as part of its Project Homekey program to tackle homelessness.
There’s big news in the battle against homelessness in the Tri-Counties.
The Governor announced the City of Ventura will get $32 million from the state’s Project Homekey program, to help with the purchase and renovation of a hotel for supporting housing.
The city is buying the La Quinta Inn on the 5000 block of Valentine Road in Ventura. It’s just off of Victoria Avenue.
The hotel will be remodeled into a 134 room housing complex designed to provide permanent homes for people who are homeless. In addition to the housing, it will offer some on-site support services.
The overall project is expected to cost about $50 million, with plans calling for it to be up and running next spring.