Neighborhoods that host homeless resource facilities are welcoming and safe for all who live, visit, work, receive services or do business there.
Must be near:
- Public Transportation
- Fit with the existing environment
Building & Site Design
Building to enhance surrounding area and be a place offering help to those in need.
- Facility design is aesthetically pleasing and contextual to the community
- Well-designed layout optimizing views and control points throughout
- Created using durable and attractive materials, with walls of brick, block or stone
- Energy efficient performance & acoustical isolation
Facilities to be similar in size & shape to other neighborhood elements
- Approximately 1.2 acre sites
- Explore Costs for any renovation / new construction options
- Economical land costs
Outdoor gathering spaces shall be included in the design and located off the street. Client line is very minimized and located within the interior of the facility.
- Parking-automobile and bicycle parking shall be included onsite
- 50 parking stalls; separate parking areas shall be secured for staff.
- Office space for security, caseworkers and intake specialists shall include technology requirements.
- Spaces onsite for services such as behavioral health, storage and hygiene.
- Access to employment, job training and positive activities during the day are offered