Park Haven Plaza
2838 Park Avenue
Park Haven Plaza is officially a Homekey Award winner, the first in unincorporated Santa Cruz County!
And once it's complete next spring, it's bound to become a model for the state.
With this $10.7 million grant, Santa Cruz County has the unique opportunity to help veterans, families, and vulnerable young adults through one of the toughest times in their lives: finding safe, permanent housing.
Park Avenue LP, which includes Novin Development and the Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing, as well as the County of Santa Cruz, are proud to offer Park Haven Plaza as a haven for people in need.
Besides being near transit and the amenities of Cabrillo College, Park Haven Plaza will have the support of Abode services onsite.
Also, the project respects the riparian environment, is largely screened from public view due to its location and site topography, and will offer a new and valuable neighborhood presence.
The project is the first of its kind proposed in unincorporated Santa Cruz County through the State of California's Project Homekey. On June 9, the State of California awarded Park Haven Plaza an opportunity to permanently house a vulnerable population. Students will no longer have to "couch surf;" families will no longer have to live in their cars; and veterans, those who we respect the most, won't have to sleep in transient hotels or on the streets.
Abode Services will help support the residents of Park Haven Plaza in many ways, including career counseling and educational advancement.
Homekey is part of AB 140, which uses various streamlining bills to pave the way for affordable housing in areas of the state that need it most. Sadly, Santa Cruz County is high on that list. The Board of Supervisors knows that, which is why it voted unanimously in September to accept the Homekey Award. Together with the state and the county, Novin Development is doing what it does best: putting roofs over people's heads.