Sun Rose will consist of nine studio and one-bedroom units of permanent, affordable, supported housing for adults who are homeless, chronically homeless, or at-risk of homelessness. In addition, one floor of the complex will contain transitional housing for eight residents. This project has been specifically designed to meet the special needs of homeless single disabled adults. The complex will also include offices and meeting rooms for counselors and residents. Designed by Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects, the building will be handicapped-accessible with an elevator to the upper floors.
The Sun Rose project was made possible through a partnership with the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau. “We have a long and successful history of partnering with Interim Inc., to provide needed services to the most vulnerable seriously mentally ill individuals in our community,” said Katy Eckert, bureau chief at Behavioral Health.
All tenants of Sun Rose will be offered mental health and case management on-site by Interim staff with the goal of helping residents to maintain housing and develop skills to be successful in the community. Tenants will be encouraged to use other services in the community, including those provided by Interim, at the nearby Pajaro Wellness Center.
Interim acknowledges support from the City of Salinas, the County of Monterey, and the local Coalition of Homeless Services Providers. Funding commitments have been received from the County of Monterey and the City of Salinas, including CDBG funding, Whole Person Care funding, County Inclusionary Housing Funds, and Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention funds. Interim was successful in obtaining competitive funds through the California Housing and Community Development No Place Like Home Program through a joint application with the County of Monterey. In addition, local foundations and donors have also provided financial support.