From the Kitsap Sun:
A first-of-its-kind project that combines affordable housing, mental-health care and ongoing support services for Kitsap’s most vulnerable residents will be built off Kitsap Way just west of Highway 3, city leaders unveiled this week.
The proposed 74-unit apartment building, dubbed Pendleton Place, is a collaboration between the city of Bremerton, Kitsap Mental Health and the Bremerton Housing Authority. Its goal: to create permanent housing for the county’s most vulnerable residents — those who are struggling with chronic homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse — while providing on-site services like mental-health care, case management and substance-abuse treatment.
Kitsap Mental Health would own and operate the building and provide 24-7 staff support for residents. Bremerton Housing Authority has kicked in $3.1 million to help build the facility and would also supply 56 housing vouchers to cover ongoing costs. The city was instrumental in locating and re-zoning the site to fit the project.
Read the Kitsap Sun's article “Officials move ahead with project that will bring supportive housing to homeless,” featuring the Bremerton Housing Authority.