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 Eden Housing, Inc., to provide technical assistance and assist with the permanent supportive housing phase. The City and Building Futures submitted a State Project Homekey application on May 2, 2022. The State decision on Project Homekey grantees are expected to be announced in mid- to late June 2022.
See below chronology of key public meetings to date. (Note: to access any applicable staff reports, resolutions, Powerpoint presentations, etc., for the public meetings listed below, please go to City of San Leandro - Calendar (legistar.com)).
- Feb 9, 2021 - City Council Presentation (Overview of Homelessness and Short-Term/Long-Term Navigation Center & Permanent Supportive Housing Plan) - (PDF Presentation)
- March 21, 2022 – City Council Meeting (Approval of Nimitz Motel Purchase Agreement)- (PDF Presentation)
- April 18, 2022 – City Council Meeting (Approval to Submit State Project Homekey Application) - (PDF Presentation)