People who often fall into homelessness are the beneficiaries of an affordable housing development that recently broke ground, which was witnessed by San Jose officials.

A total of 108 supportive budget-friendly homes under the Immanuel-Sobrato Community development became the first-ever undertaking of a place of worship in San Jose.

Residents who are openly referred to the County of Santa Clara can avail of the new houses.

The County of Santa Clara will give case management services. They will be assisted by an affordable development-focused company, MidPen, to provide more on-site coordination and support services.

 “We are seeing an incredible example of what a public-private partnership can do–leveraging the incredibly generous spirit of a place of worship and the mission of our city to create deeply needed permanent supportive housing units,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo exclaimed. “I am extremely grateful to MidPen, John and Susan Sobrato, Immanuel Lutheran Church and city staff for their efforts to care for our most vulnerable neighbors.”

The undertaking was made possible through a private-public partnership between the City of San Jose, the Housing Authority, John Sobrato, MidPen Housing, as well as the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of San Jose.

Included in the community are 106 studios in a four-story building and a couple of onsite manager units.

Its site is close to healthcare, a FoodMax, San Jose City College, VTA transit, and some parts, KRON4 reported.

Residents can enjoy the amenities included in the development such as a large common space, safe lobby, 36 parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces, dog run, courtyard, area for physical activities, dog run, computer room, as well as a laundry area.