Providence Rohnert Park House
Providence Rohnert Park House
Walter Zisette, Director of Development, Providence Supportive Housing, phone – 206-552-4288, email – Walter.Zisette@Providence.org
Providence Rohnert Park House serves homeless and chronically homeless individuals who are 55 years of age, or older. When fully operational, Providence Rohnert Park House will provide a model of Supportive Housing that combines permanent supportive housing units (69 total units) with recuperative care units (6 total units), one onsite staff unit, and wrap-around supportive services that address health and housing needs of each resident.
Most of our work in 2022 will focus on the work needed to secure the capital financing needed to develop the project. We will also be working with the City to obtain land use approval for the project, and a building permit. We will apply for a building permit from the City in September of 2022, and plan to start construction in March 2023. It’s a 15 month construction period; operation of the property will begin in Summer/Fall 2024.
Residents must be elderly (55+), have a documented history of long term homelessness, and have incomes at or below 30% of Area Median Income. Applicants for housing will be drawn from the community’s Coordinated Entry System. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements of the property and who are prioritized for housing by the Coordinated Entry System, will be referred to the property manager to be screened for eligibility.
Sonoma County Behavior Health Services will coordinate the provision of onsite services provided by community-based agencies and their case managers. 24/7 onsite security services will be present at the property; off-site electronic security monitoring will also be in operation.
Service providers will follow a harm-reduction and trauma-informed model of resident engagement and service delivery. Service coordinators will assess the needs of residents and create care plans that have two primary goals: (1) address the chronic health conditions resulting in the person’s prolonged homelessness; and (2) build a track record of successful tenancy for the resident so that the resident is ready for success at Providence Rohnert Park House and at all future housing opportunities the resident may have.
Providence strives to be a good neighbor in Rohnert Park. Throughout the development process, Providence commits to:
- Keeping stakeholders and the community informed by providing balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the need for permanent supportive housing for seniors, understanding alternatives, opportunities, and solutions.
- Obtaining feedback from stakeholders and the community by listening, acknowledging their concerns, and informing them how their input influences decisions about the project.
- Work with stakeholders and the community to ensure their concerns and aspirations are understood and considered throughout the process.
- Collaborate with stakeholders and the community throughout the process, including considering alternatives and preferred solutions and recommendations to the maximum extent possible.
Our strategy for working with community members involves a commitment to open and thorough communication with three local stakeholder groups:
- Stakeholder group #1. Immediate neighbors with businesses, homes, and services located on Medical Center Drive.
- Stakeholder group #2. All those who live or work within 300 feet of Medical Center Drive. This group includes residents of the Redwood Park Estates, St. John's United Methodist Church, and residents in K Section living east of Kevin Pl., south of Kensington Pl., west of Karrington Rd., and north of the Rohnert Park Expressway.
- Stakeholder group #3. This group includes all Rohnert Park community members, government entities, City and County staff, homeless service agencies, and other interested parties. Besides required City of Rohnert Park public meetings, we will schedule in-person community meetings on dates and times that best maximize attendance.