Low Barrier Shelter

The City of Stockton has invested in the development and operations of low barrier shelters to close the gap on the number of unsheltered individuals in Stockton. Low barrier shelters emphasize a Housing First approach and work to remove the four major barriers to accessing congregate shelters by accommodating partners and pets and providing privacy and security for property. These low barrier shelters are an entryway to an array of resources and services that can lead guests to permanent housing. 

Funding Sources


Funded Agencies and Projects:

  • New Navigation Center
    • Construction of a Low Barrier Navigation Center (ARPA Contingency, California Budget Bill Jr., HHAP 1)
  • Mary’s Community Services (formerly St. Mary’s Dining Room)
    • Campus wide (Men’s Shelter, Family Shelter, Veteran’s Annex, Navigation Center) Shelter Operations Subsidy to shelter 300 individuals (HHAP 1, HHAP 3, ARPA Contingency, General Fund)
    • Pathways temporary shelter project with 300 individual one- and two- bedroom units to accommodate up to 400 individuals (Capital Grant, ARPA)
Last Update : 11/16/2023, 4:51:45 PM