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 2017 point-in-time count for Yolo County, there are 146 homeless individuals living in Davis – an 11 percent increase from 2015. 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:

Outdoors: The parcel will have enhanced landscaping and the building will have a welcoming front porch and entry to contribute to the sense of community and neighborhood.

First Floor: An enhanced DCMH resource center with more showers, restrooms and laundry facilities, plus four emergency shelter beds;

Second Floor: Improved transitional housing, with 10 single residence bedrooms, a communal kitchen, family room, bathrooms and laundry;

Third and Fourth Floors: New permanent supportive housing with 18 300-square-foot private micro-units, two of which will be accessible for those with physical disabilities.

When will the project be built?

This proposed project must be reviewed by the Davis Planning Commission and Social Services Commission, and approved by the Davis City Council. The goal is to receive approvals and begin construction by early 2019.

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.