Buena Esperanza

2691 W. La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA   92801
Leasing Information
Orange County Coordinated Entry System
Phone: 211
Jamboree Buena Esperanza in Anaheim wins Gold Nugget Award of Merit
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza in Anaheim wins Gold Nugget Award of Merit
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza motel conversion into supportive housing
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza resident computer center
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza resident services room
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza open community space for formerly homeless residents
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza resident community building and courtyard
  • Jamboree Buena Esperanza interior of resident community building

Motel Conversion into Anaheim Permanent Supportive Housing

Low-income studio apartments with resident services for formerly homeless

Buena Esperanza provides Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly homeless individuals and veterans and those living with a mental illness. A former Econo Lodge in Anaheim, CA, this motel conversion offers residents stable housing, an engaging community space with opportunities for socialization, and onsite supportive services provided by Jamboree, the County of Orange, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Experiencing homelessness?

  • Looking for apartments available for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) clients with a mental health diagnosis? Find answers quickly on our FAQ about Applying for Permanent Supportive Housing. If you need housing right now, call 211 and press option 3 for emergency shelters.
  • A homeless veteran or at risk of homelessness? If you need assistance now, call 877-4AID-VET or (877-424-3838). If you need housing right now, call 211.

Historic land gets a new look for new lives

This patch of land has a place in Southern California history. More than a century before it became a motel conversion with purpose, this historical property was part of a sprawling ranch called La Buena Esperanza, meaning "The Good Hope." It is Jamboree’s hope that the heritage of this property will bring much good hope to its residents. 

The transformation of this Spanish-style commercial motel building to a welcoming residential apartment community features indoor and outdoor amenities, including a spacious courtyard and community center. Each fully furnished studio comes with a small kitchen and a full, private bath. Located in the West Anaheim neighborhood, Buena Esperanza is a very short walking or biking distance to public transportation, local shops and services. Peter Marshall Park, Boisseranc Park, and Hansen Park are also nearby.

Part of the community, not a homeless shelter

Buena Esperanza is Anaheim’s first motel conversion under the city’s motel conversion ordinance, another element of the city’s efforts to provide creative housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. These studio apartments offer a stable environment for residents to live independently and have the opportunity to thrive in their local neighborhood.

As Permanent Supportive Housing, residents coming from homelessness and living with a clinical mental health diagnosis from a healthcare provider qualify for Buena Esperanza through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). They are referred by participating agencies such as the County of Orange and the Department of Veterans Affairs, contingent on credit and background checks. There is a live/work preference for Anaheim residents and workers referred by the Anaheim Housing Authority.

Residents then sign an apartment lease that outlines community guidelines and may remain in their apartment long-term or as long as they follow these community guidelines.

Jamboree and the City of Anaheim have worked together to prioritize a quality design that creates a safe, attractive, and healthy living environment for residents, and will continue to ensure that the property remains a long-standing asset to its residents and the surrounding community.

Community Features
  • CalGreen Title 24
  • Near mass transit
  • Community center
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Community garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry facility
  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Onsite services
Unit Features
  • Central heating/ac
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire suppression sprinklers
  • CO detector
  • Carpet flooring
  • Linoleum flooring
  • Ceramic flooring
  • Window coverings
  • Furnished
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