Homeless Navigation Center in Redwood City slated to open this month

240-unit homeless Navigation Center slated to open this month in Redwood City

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The 240-unit Navigation Center in Redwood City is slated to open later this month, launching a modern approach to providing housing and wraparound services to homeless community members.

Called the first multi-story, prefabricated modular shelter project in the nation, the $57 million Navigation Center will locate at 275 Blomquist St. and will feature pre-fabricated sleeping units, many with private bathrooms, units for couples to stay together, on-site medical and dental services, large dining and community halls, pet-friendly policies, dog run and animal care classes and an extensive array of support services, according to the County.

Officials say the project is unique for a shelter in that it enables couples to stay together and pet owners to bring their animals with them.

“The center will be a critical tool in moving people from homelessness into permanent housing,” officials said. “The County‚Äôs goal is to make homelessness ‘rare, brief and one-time’ by building the housing and providing the support services necessary.”

A ribbon-cutting is planned at the site on Tuesday.

For more project information, go here.

Photo courtesy of the County