From the City of Roseville, Planning Department...
The use of the home in question falls under the “supportive housing” model which is explicitly authorized by California State law. The same law also preempts local governments like Roseville from prohibiting such housing in their jurisdictions. Supportive housing is defined as housing that is occupied by persons (including those with disabilities and families who are homeless) that are linked to onsite or offsite services that assist the residents in retaining housing, improving their health, and maximizing their ability to live. This law requires the City’s zoning ordinance to allow supportive housing as a permitted use type in residentially-zoned areas. The legislation has measures in place meant to regulate the operation of supportive housing to prevent negative impacts to neighborhoods. While supportive housing is authorized from a zoning perspective, the City of Roseville can still regulate any negative conduct occurring on the property, including but not limited to criminal, nuisance, or building code violations, just as we will with any other property in that neighborhood, should such conduct ever arise.
One of the goals of Placer County’s Adult System of Care and Whole Person Care programs is to directly address the local need for affordable housing. The program meets this goal by purchasing homes, providing supportive services and reducing homelessness. Residents share the home and work with case managers to set individual goals and be supported with life skills to aid their efforts to live independently within the community. Only the most vulnerable homeless individuals are admitted to this Placer County program, including veterans, elderly, and those with multiple health problems.
Placer County’s Whole Person Care refers clients to AMIH to be interviewed and hand-selected to participate in the program. Please note that the persons occupying this supportive housing will all be Placer County residents. Individuals with violent felonies within the last three years and registered sex offenders are prohibited from living in these homes. Case managers work with the residents daily to address any problems they may be having, and will work closely with the tenants to modify any inappropriate behaviors that result in nuisances to neighbors. AMIH has pledged to work diligently to be good neighbors and will modify the property as needed to provide more privacy for the tenants and surrounding neighbors.
Please know that the City understands your concerns as a neighbor. Feel free to contact me with further questions. You may also contact Placer County’s Whole Person Care program at 530-889-7170 for programmatic questions as they are the Placer County Department running this program.