By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County and the City of Victorville have partnered on Desert Haven, a housing project providing comprehensive wrap-around services for the chronically homeless. In cooperation with nonprofit developer Housing Partners I, Inc., construction is continuing on Desert Haven, located at the old Queens Motel off I-15 and Stoddard Wells Road. If plans remain on track, the project is expected to be complete in the August/September time frame. The units are being converted to 1-bedroom and studio apartments, creating 31 units, plus an on-site manager’s unit, and a community center. Tenants will pay a small amount of rent under a lease.
To ensure the tenants’ success, the County Housing Authority will provide onsite supportive services in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health, Workforce Development Department, Inland Empire Health Plan, Goodwill of Southern California, Step Up on Second Street, and Loma Linda University. The ultimate goal is to help ensure stability and to maximize each tenant’s ability to live independently.