Opening Doors Marin is supporting a variety of ways to expand housing units for the most vulnerable homeless individuals in our community.
Currently 93% of the people we have housed stay successfully housed. We have a number of landlords who are supporting our efforts by renting to the most vulnerable in our community and we are seeking additional landlords to partner with us.  We are also supporting projects that expand the housing units available for those in our homeless community who are chronically homeless, medically fragile, veterans and seniors.

Mill Street Center

After 33 years, Homeward Bound of Marin is rebuilding the aging one-story building at 190 Mill St. that has served as Marin County’s year-round emergency shelter for adults since 1986. The new vision for the Mill Street Center will have four floors, including one level of covered parking, a 60-bed emergency shelter and two upper floors with 32 units of permanent supportive housing. Key government and foundation funders have already contributed more than $10 million of the estimated $15.6 million cost. The goal is to open the doors of the new 32,000-square-foot structure in the fall of 2021.

Mill Street Center Marin

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound proposes building 24 units of supportive housing for homeless veterans and 26 units of affordable workforce housing for the 2.8-acre site known as the “HUD parcel.” The proposal includes a manufacturing kitchen for Wagster Treats – a growing social enterprise operated by Homeward Bound – and space for community classes in cooking or baking.

Conversion Project

We have identified a building in Marin that is currently an office building that is also approved for residential housing and can be converted to units for single residency. We are exploring trying to turn this building into affordable units that can also accommodate some of the individuals we have been successfully housing.