Originally built in 1928, the building formerly known as the San Diego Athletic club is now Connections Housing: a one stop permanent homeless center. The building has undergone extensive renovation and is now a state of the art multi-use, one-stop recovery and residential project. Connections Housing is a service and residential community designed to reduce street homelessness in San Diego’s downtown neighborhoods by helping people living on the streets move into permanent housing and gain the skills needed to stay in permanent housing. Connections Housing offers 223 housing units, a health center and a multi-service center providing a variety of supportive services all conveniently located in one building. The center offers permanent housing, interim beds, medical service facilities, a depot featuring multiple personal services, and an industrial size kitchen to serve residents. Connections Housing is the first of its kind in Southern California and quite possibly the whole nation. Utilizing 8 financing sources including state and local subsidies, Connections Housing presents a unique solution to homelessness and is worthy of emulation. Note: The permanent supportive housing studio apartments at Connections Housing are fully leased up, although units do sometimes become available through turnover. A waiting list and housing application is available by contacting property management (contact information above). Eligibility and prioritization criteria apply, as outlined in the Connections Housing Administrative Plan, approved by the San Diego Housing Commission.
223 Total Units
San Diego, CA