Master of Public Administration (MPA)
San Jose, Homelessness, Transitional homelessness
The City of San Jose has been working on the Hotel/Motel Supportive Housing Program and Underutilized City-Owned Property project since 2012. The City acquired the Plaza Hotel in downtown San Jose from the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Authority and leased the property to Abode. Abode converted the rooms into SRO units for the transitionally homeless and occupancy is expected in July of 2017. The program is estimated to operate for five years before it is torn down. The project is unique, as the city has never had a hotel/motel conversion program tailored towards transitionally homeless adults.
A process evaluation was conducted in order to assess whether the project would be beneficial to the transitionally homeless population based on other programs that have used a similar approach. This research will also be beneficial for other localities that want to implement similar projects.
Garcia, Alyssa, "Ending Transitional Homelessness in San Jose, California: A Process Evaluation of the City of San Jose’s Plan to Convert a Hotel/Motel into a Single Room Occupancy Living Unit for the Transitionally Homeless" (2017). Master's Projects. 512.