On Friday, March 19th, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Crossroads Village in Fresno! Community leaders, elected officials, and housing advocates gathered outside to commemorate this milestone, view the beautifully renovated rooms and grounds, and hear directly from Crossroads residents how secure housing has made a positive impact on their lives. Thanks to our project partners and co-owners/operators RH Community Builders for hosting this memorable event, and to the County of Fresno for their support as development partners through California's 'Homekey' program, allowing us to acquire and rehabilitate this former underutilized hotel into 165-units of housing for those who need it most.
Event speakers included Jessica Hoff Berzac of UPholdings, Katie Wilbur of RH Community Builders, Fresno County Supervisors Nathan Magsig and Steve Brandau, City of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, Delfino Neira of the Fresno County Department of Social Services, and Crossroads residents Katherine Miranda, Lloyd Spaulding, and Aaron Jones. “They provided a wonderful place here for people in my situation,” said Jones. “It’s clean and it’s safe. It’s everything I could have hoped for to get back to my life.”