Modesto Actively Seeking Partners to Become Bridge Housing Host Sites

CVV NEWS l November 22, 2023

In response to the increasing needs of individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Modesto is proactively addressing this critical issue through its innovative Three Prong Strategy: Community Accountability, Shelter and Housing, and Programs and Services.

On November 7, 2023, the City Council unanimously approved the concept of Bridge Housing as a significant component of our strategy, demonstrating the city’s commitment to finding practical and immediate solutions to homelessness. Bridge Housing is a transitional and temporary housing approach designed to provide individuals in need with a safe and supportive environment. City Council has allocated $3M to assist with the purchase of Bridge Housing units and the required infrastructure to accommodate the sites.

To make the Bridge Housing initiative successful, the City of Modesto is actively seeking partners to become host sites. Host sites play a crucial role in providing temporary shelter, facilitating access to essential services, and contributing to the broader community effort to combat homelessness. Why Become a Host Site? Community Impact: By opening your doors as a Bridge Housing host site, you directly contribute to the well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness in our community.

Collaboration: Join the City of Modesto in a collaborative effort to address homelessness. Your involvement strengthens the fabric of our community. Support Services: Host sites are integral to the success of Bridge Housing, offering residents access to vital programs and services aimed at helping them regain stability. How to Get Involved: If you are a property owner, business, or community member interested in becoming a host site for a Bridge Housing project, we invite you to visit our official website at for detailed information on the initiative and the benefits of participation.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 26th at 5 p.m. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. Additionally, the City invites interested parties to join us for an in-person and virtual technical workshop on Wednesday, December 13th, at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 2001, at 10 a.m. Contact Information: For inquiries or to express your interest, please reach out to: Edgar Garcia office: 209-577-5211.

The City of Modesto recognizes that addressing homelessness requires a collective effort, and your involvement as a host site is pivotal to the success of the Bridge Housing initiative. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

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