Roseville hotel converted to permanent housing for homeless to welcome residents

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

More renovations will continue over the next year including 44 additional apartment units along with two on-site behavioral health programs.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — People will soon move into a recently renovated hotel in Roseville transformed with funding from Homekey.

The Sun Rose Apartments will welcome more than a dozen families at the site of the former Hampton Inn & Suites Roseville along N Sunrise Avenue over the next few weeks.

Placer County said in a news release Wednesday the first phase of renovations is a step forward in working to address homelessness in South Placer areas. There are 36 units that were refurbished as part of phase one. More renovations will continue over the next year including 44 additional apartment units along with two on-site behavioral health programs.

These apartments are the largest single addition to the county’s permanent supportive housing inventory in recent history, according to Placer County.

“This milestone at Sun Rose Apartments marks an important step in addressing homelessness in the region,” Roseville Mayor Bruce Houdesheldt said in a statement. “Permanent supportive housing, when combined with services and resources, has shown to be an effective approach to ending chronic homelessness, providing numerous benefits to both individuals and their communities.”

People in permanent supportive housing are required to pay a portion of their income toward rent. The Sun Rose facility is operated by AMI Housing, which screens applications and ensures people follow rental terms and conduct.

“I’d been homeless for eight years,” said Meranda, a client who moved in last week. “Honestly, it doesn’t even feel real.”

The transformation was mainly funded by , the state’s grant program that followed Project Roomkey, which helped shelter unhoused people in trailers, motels and hotels to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

“Stable housing is the foundation upon which individuals can build a better future,” said Rob Oldham, director of Placer County Health and Human Services. “As we continue to expand and improve our supportive housing offerings, we anticipate further reductions in homelessness and an enhanced quality of life for our residents.”

Placer County Health and Human Services received $23.5 million of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $68.6 million going toward six new Homekey projects throughout the state.

People who need emergency shelter or housing services in Placer County can call the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237). Find more about county programs HERE.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.