In San Jose, A New Interim Housing Site Has Launched
by: French Clements | July 13, 2021
On Evans Lane in San Jose, the city’s newest interim housing community is up and running!
This is San Jose’s only site that is completely devoted to supporting unhoused families as they transition to permanent homes. We developed the project’s concept design and design-build criteria documentation, focusing on creating a strong sense of place and connection amid a safe and supportive environment.
During the pandemic, our staff expedited work on the design documents so that the city could provide interim housing as quickly as possible. In addition to its housing units, the site holds a playground, picnic area, garden, dog park, support services, communal kitchen and laundry room. This article from The Mercury News explores how this project is already changing the lives of the people who live there.