Jamboree, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, is building a new supportive housing community at 101 E Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. In partnership with the City, Jamboree will transform a vacant lot into 51 units of permanent supportive housing that provide individuals experiencing homelessness with a place to call home and onsite services to help them 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 a part of our commitment, Jamboree is holding public outreach meetings where the community can offer feedback, ask questions, and share their concerns. Catch up on previous meetings by reading Jamboree's answers to the questions asked.
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Building for good
Jamboree delivers high-quality affordable housing and services that transform lives and strengthen communities. As one of California’s largest supportive housing 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. Currently, 101 E PCH is a vacant, blighted lot that has generated community concern. After a thorough design process that implements City and community input, Jamboree will convert this eyesore into a beautiful apartment community that considers the overall aesthetic of the neighborhood.
Located along the Blue Line, the City is encouraging higher-density, transit-oriented development in this area. Just 0.2 miles from the Los Angeles Metro Pacific Coast Highway Station and 0.15 miles from the nearest Long Beach Metro bus stop, this development gives residents access to affordable transportation and the peace of mind they can travel across the County.
Ending homelessness in Long Beach
In January of this year, the City declared homelessness a local emergency. The 2023 Point in Time Count identified 3,296 individuals experiencing homelessness. That signifies a 4.6% increase from 2022, the smallest increase Long Beach has reported since 2019. Investments in outreach efforts, new shelter options, expanded safe parking programs, and permanent supportive housing have yielded results.
At Jamboree, we believe it’s possible to end homelessness. Since 2003, our proven strategy has focused on building supportive housing developments where formerly homeless individuals and families can access onsite services and resources needed to remain stably housed.
Providing supportive housing opportunities for homeless residents 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 permanent supportive 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. Applicants who committed a violent crime, are convicted of felony meth production or arson, or are registered sex offenders will NOT be approved for residency.
Property management will work with Jamboree to ensure all residents follow Jamboree’s good neighbor commitment and abide by the apartment community’s rules.
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.
Learn more about Jamboree
- Our long-term commitment to transform lives and strengthen communities
- How our permanent housing with services makes a difference as a cost-saving solution to ending homelessness
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