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Interim Inc. Awarded $150,000 matching grant from ACTION Council of Monterey County for Affordable Supportive Housing Project in Marina

Posted on August 17, 2013

Monterey, CA

June 26, 2013

Interim, Inc.


Monterey County’s only provider of affordable housing with support services for adults with psychiatric disabilities, has been awarded a $150,000 matching grant from the Ingram Housing Fund of the ACTION Council of Monterey County for the construction of Rockrose Gardens, a development that will provide 20 new units of permanent housing in Marina, CA, for adults with mental illness. The Ingram Housing Fund was created to assist with the housing needs of low- and very low-income residents of the City of Marina, where Rockrose Gardens will be built. It is administered by the Action Council of Monterey County, in consultation with Marina Citizens for Accountability in Government.


“Interim has raised more than $5.2 million for Rockrose Gardens with a combination of government grants and loans, foundation grants, and private donations. This award will allow us to raise the remaining $350,000 so that low income adults with mental illness can live successful lives in our community,” said Interim’s Executive Director Barbara Mitchell. “The construction of Rockrose Gardens will create significant employment prospects for our area in addition to providing much needed affordable housing for adults with psychiatric disabilities.”


Action Council CEO Larry Imwalle says, “We’re very excited about the opportunity to support Interim’s work creating new permanent housing in the City of Marina for people least able to afford it by matching community donations to the Rockrose Gardens project.” He adds, “We encourage everyone concerned about keeping low-income people with mental illness from being homeless to support the Rockrose Gardens project with a financial contribution.”


Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado praised the collaborative effort: “Executive leadership and staff at Interim Inc. have always operated high-caliber affordable housing and support programs so the City of Marina is just as excited as Interim Inc. about this new development. I also want to thank the Action Council of Monterey County and the Ingram Housing Fund for their contributions.” Delgado also noted, “I remember fondly how deeply Billy Ingram (for whom the Ingram Housing Fund is named) cared for those of us most in need.” Monterey County-based Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects has designed Rockrose Gardens to include a one-story community building and two 2-story residential buildings surrounding a central courtyard in what is called contemporary Coastal architecture. Construction is slated to begin in August 2013.