The Affordable Housing Pipeline   presented by   Jamboree Housing Corporation

ANAHEIM: Tampico Motel

Anaheim Tampico Motel

Jamboree, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, in partnership with the City of Anaheim and the Orangewood Foundation (Orangewood), will transform the Tampico Motel located at 120 S. State College Blvd. into 32 units of affordable rental housing for young adults (ages 18-24) who've been through the foster care system or who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This partnership between the City and Jamboree will provide these young adults with a place to call home and onsite services that enable them to thrive.

Jamboree’s commitment to community engagement 

Jamboree is committed to being a good neighbor. Establishing relationships with the neighborhoods we build in leads to developments that are an asset for the entire community. As part of our commitment, Jamboree is holding public outreach meetings where the community can offer feedback, ask questions, and share their concerns

Upcoming Community Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2024 
Starts at 6:00 pm

Lincoln Elementary School
1413 E Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Please RSVP by signing up for the Tampico Motel Good Neighbor Contact List»

Building for Good 

Jamboree delivers high-quality affordable housing and services that transform lives and strengthen communities. As one of California’s largest affordable developers, Jamboree’s innovative “whatever it takes” approach brings Jamboree and external service providers onsite to provide residents with needed care. 

 As a community developer, Jamboree’s goal is to create an asset that benefits residents and the community as a whole. The Tampico was a troubled motel that generated considerable community concern.  Last year, the Anaheim City Council voted to approve the purchase of the property and secured $5.5 million in state funds from Senator Tom Umberg and $2 million in County funds provided by CalOptima.  

Transforming this blighted motel into an affordable apartment community that provides hope to its residents continues the established partnership between Jamboree and the City of Anaheim. Once the Tampico Motel is complete, it will be the tenth Jamboree community in the City, including the motel conversion Buena Esperanza and the apartment community Finamore Place. Jamboree believes that establishing collaborative partnerships with the City, neighbors, and local organizations, leads to developments that integrate into and enhance the existing community. This development further highlights Anaheim's commitment to finding innovative solutions ensuring everyone in the community can access affordable housing.

Ending Homelessness for Young Adults in Anaheim

Orangewood, an experienced expert in providing services for young adults emerging from foster care, is an ideal partner to ensure residents receive the population-specific support they need to thrive and stay housed. Programming will focus on health and wellness, economic stability, education and employment, and community building. 

At Jamboree, we believe it’s possible to end homelessness. Since 2003, our proven strategy has focused on building housing developments where formerly homeless individuals and families can access onsite services and resources needed to remain stably housed. 

Providing housing opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness is also the most cost-effective way to address the issue of chronic homelessness. A UC Irvine and United Way study published in 2017 found that getting those experiencing homelessness into housing actually leads to financial savings for local municipalities. Since onsite services significantly reduce the use of emergency interactions with police and emergency rooms, the average annual cost of services is approximately 40% lower for those experiencing chronic homelessness in housing than those living unsheltered.

Is this property a homeless shelter? 

This new development is not a shelter. It provides permanent housing, and like other apartment communities, residents will sign a lease. Violating the lease and breaking house rules can lead to eviction. Walk-up services will not be provided. Additionally, Jamboree will screen residents and conduct background checks as part of the application process. 

Property management will work with Jamboree to ensure all residents follow Jamboree’s good neighbor commitment and abide by the apartment community’s rules.

Good Neighbor Policy 

As a community developer, Jamboree has a long-term interest in the neighborhoods where our communities are located and will operate the building for at least 55 years. Jamboree is committed to strengthening the community as a whole and enacts a "Good Neighbor Policy" at each of our developments. 

Trained onsite staff, including a live-in property manager, maintain the property and create meaningful connections with neighbors. Additionally, onsite staff ensure that residents abide by "house rules" and Jamboree's commitment to being a good neighbor.

 At every property, Jamboree creates a site-specific security plan. These plans consider the needs of residents, staff, visitors, and the general public. Research demonstrates that affordable housing does not lead to a rise in neighborhood crime. A 2022 UC Irvine study on the effects of affordable housing in Orange County, CA, reaffirmed this. In fact, the study showed that areas near affordable housing saw modest decreases in crime. This has also been Jamboree's experience in our 30+ years as a nonprofit community developer.

 As with any community, neighborhood issues can occur and can be quickly addressed by bringing them to Jamboree's attention. If neighbors need to get in touch with staff, contact information for property management will be displayed on the property's webpage. It will be updated on this page once it is available. They can also email

Supportive Services that Work 

Jamboree’s proven supportive housing model provides services and programs that help our residents thrive and reach their goals. Residents will have onsite access to trained professionals who can supply services and support – including case management, life skills education, job placement training, behavioral and mental health counseling, and opportunities for social connections and activities. Additionally, an onsite program coordinator will assist residents in accessing other vital local community services, like food assistance programs. Jamboree’s “whatever it takes” approach to services yields results. 97% of residents in our supportive housing developments report improved physical and mental health. 94% of residents stay stably housed, ending the cycle of homelessness.  

Safe and Stable Housing Metrics

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