Homeless Navigation Center/Housing Project

Project SummaryFront Nimitz Motel Elevation

The City of San Leandro is currently in escrow to purchase and rehabilitate the Nimitz Motel (at 555 Lewelling Blvd) initially into an interim homeless navigation center with shelter/housing units. Then within five years convert the property into permanent supportive rental housing primarily for the homeless. The City is partnering with local nonprofit Building Futures, which will provide supportive services during the interim phase, and regional nonprofit developer Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), to be the project developer and manager for the interim phase. The City and HCEB submitted a State Project Homekey application on June 9, 2023. The State decision on Project Homekey grantees are expected to be announced in Summer/Fall 2023.  

Public Meetings / Timeline

  • June 9, 2023- City and HCEB submit Homekey Round 3 application to State
  • June 5, 2023- City Council approval of State Homekey Round 3 application submittal and final relocation plan
  • March 6, 2023- City approval of extension to Purchase and Sale Agreement for Nimitz Motel

Please visit City of San Leandro - Calendar (legistar.com) to access staff reports, resolutions, PowerPoint presentations, etc., for the public meetings listed.