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Jeffrey Commons Residents Coming Home

By Megan Falkenstein

Fall 2020

Earlier this year as the pandemic began ramping up, Sponsors was honored to partner with the County to offer Jeffrey Commons—a campus comprised of tiny homes—as a respite site for unhoused individuals sick with COVID-19. The County had been struggling to identify hotel rooms for sick individuals to stay and heal.  Sponsors Executive Director Paul Solomon saw a major need and jumped in quickly to fill it.

Now the tiny homes are vacant and fully sanitized, ready to offer new residents safety and stability. Oftentimes individuals with conviction histories struggle to find adequate housing as they continue working to rebuild their lives. Residents of Jeffery Commons will have access to services including employment support, mentoring and counseling. Thanks to generous community partners, each unit is fully stocked with everything needed to feel at home for new residents, and we are ready to welcome them!