Celebrating the grand opening of South County Housing’s Gilroy Sobrato Apartments for chronically homeless individuals
For several years, the 60 unit Sobrato Transitional Apartments have provided housing to homeless families in southern Santa Clara County, and now, with the opening of the LEED Platinum certified Gilroy Sobrato Apartments, an additional 26 units of housing have been added for chronically homeless men and women. Expanding housing opportunities for our lowest-income residents is the single most important tool in ending homelessness, and these apartments couldn’t better timed – with vacancy rates at all-time lows, it is more challenging than ever to find housing for those who need it most. Sobrato thanks South County Housing for taking on such an important project, as well as the City of Gilroy and the County of Santa Clara. Ending homelessness isn’t solvable by one entity alone, and the Gilroy Sobrato Apartments are proof that policy, design and teamwork can bring about meaningful community change. Below are a few photos of the grand opening celebration, courtesy Destination Home and Larry Mickartz from Gilroy Today.