Sobrato House – Youth Center

496 S Third St
San Jose, CA 95112

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Property Data:
Site Size: 0.44 acre
Number of Units: 19
Density (units per acre): 43
Unit Mix: 10 - dormitory room;
5 - 1-bedroom;
3 - 2-bedroom;
1 - 3-bedroom
Affordability: 100% extremely low income
Population Served: Homeless youth and City Year participants

Property Description:
EHC LifeBuilders, established in 1980, provides housing and support services to a myriad of homeless individuals and families through out Santa Clara County, with thousands being assisted annually. EHC has operated a youth drop-in center and shelter in downtown San Jose for over 17 years but was required to relocate to make way for the new city hall in 2004.

Charities Housing was retained to provide development consulting services primarily during the construction phase of the shelter relocation project. The Sobrato House - Youth Center is located on a 19,000 square foot site that includes an underground parking garage, 13,500 square feet of new construction and the relocation and renovation of a 2,500 square foot historical structure. The residential component includes nine apartment units and ten shelter beds in a dormitory setting. The balance of the development includes a drop-in center, community room, bath and shower rooms, laundry, kitchen and dining area, and staff and administrative offices.

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