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Navigation center plans call for 283 beds for homeless
homeless center map
The property outlined in red is where the proposed affordable housing/mixed use as well as homeless navigation will be built. The location in the Manteca Industrial Park is between downtown and the Mission Ridge shopping center/commercial area off of the 120 Bypass.

The homeless navigation center Manteca is planning to build off Carnegie Court in the industrial park will have 283 beds.

Details of the project that Manteca has secured $20.4 million in funds to build are included in an environmental assessment that was prepared for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The overall cost of the homeless navigation center, including furnishings, has been pegged at $28 million

The public will have until Jan. 21 to submit comments on the homeless navigation center and an accompanying affordable housing project before the assessment is submitted to the federal government to release part of the funding Washington, D.C., has control over.

The navigation center is planned for the back portion of 8 acres the city has acquired at 682 South Main Street.

The overall parcel is between a flooring distribution center and a self-storage complex.

The navigation center will include dorm rooms, common areas, a health clinic, offices, supportive services, restrooms, showers, transitional housing units, and supportive housing.

The overall navigation center project will cover 3.18 acres.

It will include:

*154 men’s dorms.

*93 women’s dorms.

*36 family dorms.

*16 transitional housing units.

*Common room.

*Full-service kitchen.

*Offices for the operator and shared outside services.

*Restrooms and showers

Access will be by only from Carnegie Court.

The 4.88 acres fronting South Main Street will be developed as mixed-use/affordable housing.

The affordable housing would be of the same genre as the Juniper Apartments on Atherton Drive next to the Tesoro Apartments on the northeast corner of Atherton Drive and van Ryn Avenue.

The first floor of the endeavor will consist of 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

It will feature flexible build-to-suit space for offices, commercial, and live-work studios.

The affordable and supportive housing plan calls for 72 studio apartments, 72 one-bedroom apartments, and 48 two-bedroom apartments.

The $20.4 million the city has lined up for the homeless navigation center includes:

*San Joaquin County General Fund (General Services), $2 million.

*City of Manteca (City Funds), $892,678

* San Joaquin County Community Development Grant , $500,000

*Community Project Funding (HUD), $ 750,000.

*State of California Housing Community Development funds, $16 million.

*Federal HOME funds, $291,899.  

The City of Manteca has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the environment.

Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the assessment to Vielka E. Guarascio, Management Analyst, City of Manteca, Office of the City Manager, 1001 W. Center St., Manteca, CA 95337, or by email to

 All comments received by Jan. 21, 2024, will be considered by the City prior to authorizing the submission of a request for release of funds.   


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email