SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Courtyard Inn Motel will be the first motel in the city of Sacramento to be remodeled as permanent housing for the homeless in more than 15 years, according to Supervisor Susan Peters, who represents District 3 of Sacramento County.
The Court Yard Inn Mottel redevelopment, which has been renamed as the Courtyards on Orange Grove, was a joint project by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Mercy Housing, and the Sacramento County. Peters said the Courtyards on Orange Grove would have 78 supporting housing units for the homeless and their families, and 14 workforce housing units. The low-income apartments would house up to 176 people.
The Courtyard Inn Motel used to have a permanent presence of county sheriff deputies. There were over 500 phone calls to law enforcement a year, Peters said.
"Among law enforcement, this place was known to be a haven for crime," Peters said. "Prostitution, drugs, thefts and assaults. The residents and business owners deserved better."
Mercy Housing Regional Director of Housing Stephan Daues said they are 60 days away from receiving the certificate of occupancy.
"It is truly going to be an honor for I think all of us to watch that first resident move in after nearly five years worth of work in pursuing different concepts and financing plans to get o this critical stage," Daues said.
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