Paul’s Place at 1111 H Street: Project Overview

Like many regions statewide, the City of Davis is faced with a homeless crisis. According to a 2019 point-in-time count, the City of Davis saw a 20 percent increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness on a given night compared to 2017. With this number growing, we must take immediate steps to provide housing and services that will move the chronically homeless from the streets to stability.

What is Paul’s Place?

A beautiful, new multi-functional structure designed to serve the most vulnerable individuals living homeless in Davis by providing housing and wraparound services. This center replaces and improves the dilapidated Davis Community Meals and Housing (DCMH) facility that has operated at 1111 H Street for decades. It is an innovative, one-of-a-kind structure that will include:

  • Beautiful outdoor space to enrich the neighborhood.
  • A first floor Resource Center with enhanced program space to connect participants with public benefits, housing and employment opportunities, and health and human services — as well as basic needs for food, clothing, showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. It also will feature, four new emergency shelter beds for law enforcement and other service providers to help people in crisis get off of the streets.
  • The second floor features transitional housing that will provide 10 single residence bedrooms, a communal kitchen, family room, bathrooms and laundry.
  • The third and fourth floors will have a total of 18 300-square-foot private micro-unit apartments of permanent supportive housing, two of which will be accessible for those with physical disabilities, and where all residents will have access to wraparound services to help ensure stability and independence.

When will the project be built?

Contingent on the pace of fundraising and the approval process, construction is slated to begin in 2020.

Why do we need Paul’s Place?

Homelessness is an issue that touches us all. Our residents, parks, greenbelts, schools, neighborhoods and business centers are facing emotional, economic and environmental impacts that stem from increased homelessness in our community. Our goal is to bring together elected officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, the faith community, service providers and members of our community to TAKE ACTION and to work TOGETHER to build housing for the most chronically homeless, those who are most at risk individually and who often most impact our community.