A walkthrough of the Brunswick Commons yesterday shows noticeable progress on the 41 units of housing for individuals that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Chair of the Board of Supervisors Sue Hoek and Supervisor Dan Miller participated in the walkthrough. Hoek was very pleased with the progress and said the already completed Golden Oaks project in Penn Valley proves how beneficial these projects are for the community.

Nevada County officials, construction supervisors and Housing Authority officials in front of Brunswick Commons. Photo by YubaNet

Mike Dent, the Director of the Department of Child Support, Collections, Housing and Community Services, stated that supply chain issues somewhat delayed completion of the project, but the units should be ready for occupancy by the end of June.

The project is a partnership between Hospitality House, Regional Housing Authority, and County of Nevada. Since 2017, eight developments have been in planning, active construction, or completed, totaling 301 new units of affordable housing throughout the county: 157 units for Western Nevada County and 144 units for Eastern County.  Units at Brunswick Commons are slated for individuals on the by-name list; referrals for placements come from the Housing Resource Team, Behavioral Health, and Hospitality House.

12 permanent supportive housing units for individuals with a mental health disability are included in the project. Permanent supportive housing is a much-needed aspect of housing for the community and provides supports for successful housing placement, such as case management and behavioral health supports.

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