LifeMoves Mountain View

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A Homekey Interim Housing Community

Governor visits LifeMoves Mountain View - June 2021

On Friday, June 25, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom visited the LifeMoves Mountain View interim housing community to highlight the State’s Homekey program. During the news conference, Governor Newsom showcased Mountain View’s efforts to tackle homelessness through bold, innovative actions during the pandemic.

Najee Harris, who was recently drafted to play in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was also on hand to advocate for homeless individuals as he spent several years with his family in a Bay Area homeless shelter. Watch the news conference.

NFL player Najee Harris advocates for homeless individuals at news conference.

Mayor Ellen Kamei at news conference held by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Virtual Grand Opening - May 2021

The City of Mountain View and LifeMoves jointly hosted a virtual grand opening for LifeMoves Mountain View at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021. The Project Homekey interim housing community in Mountain View is possible through a pioneering public-private partnership among the City, LifeMoves, California Department of Housing and Community Development, County of Santa Clara, philanthropies, and the private sector.

The grand opening for the LifeMoves Mountain View interim housing community was held remotely via Zoom. Interpretation was also provided in Spanish and Chinese.

Learn more in the news release.


Watch on Mountain View City Television

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If you weren't able to attend the virtual grand opening live via Zoom, view the recorded event at the following dates/times on the City's government channel, Comcast cable channel 26:

  • 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021
  • 10 a.m. and 5 pm. Sunday, May 9, 2021
  • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021
  • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Interim Homeless Housing Site: 2566 Leghorn St.

LifeMoves and the City of Mountain View have partnered to build a new interim site for people experiencing homelessness. The site will be located at 2566 Leghorn St. in Mountain View and will provide rooms for 100 households: 88 individuals and 12 families (approximately 124 people). LifeMoves is one of the largest and most respected homeless services agencies operating in Silicon Valley. The project is funded by this State’s “Project Homekey" and sets very aggressive goals: the site will commence occupancy as soon as construction is completed.

View the informational flyer in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

See LiveMoves' Project Homekey information page.

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What LifeMoves Does

The program will create a community where clients can receive intensive case management services to help each person overcome homelessness and return to stability. LifeMoves connects clients to mental health care, addiction services, supplemental security income (SSI), and other benefits along with providing job placement resources, classes on subjects such as parenting and financial literacy, and a wide array of other services. Above all, LifeMoves works tirelessly to help clients find their way back to stable housing. With 40 years of experience and expertise, LifeMoves has a proven model that helps over 2,000 people every year out of homelessness while simultaneously addressing the immediate and urgent needs of more than 1,200 unhoused neighbors each day and night.

Safety, Dignity and Privacy

The site will include ample space for case management meetings, dining, recreation, laundry, and even dog kennels. Unlike traditional congregate shelters, every individual or family gets the privacy and dignity of their own private room, with a door that locks. Clients are anticipated to stay approximately 90-120 days while they get stabilized and find sustainable housing.

With rooms for up to 100 households, this site will provide beds for approximately 124 people at a time, giving a major boost to Mountain View’s efforts to address homelessness. Specifically, the site will provide triple the existing number of shelter beds available in Mountain View in winter, and 10 times the number of year-round beds. Most importantly, with full occupancy, the site will provide immediate shelter for over 20% of the 606 people experiencing homelessness in Mountain View* and help over half of Mountain View’s homeless population within the first year.

Quick Facts

  • Location: 2566 Leghorn St., Mountain View
  • Current Mountain View Homelessness Count: 606*
  • SCC unsheltered 67% minorities (20% Black, 47% Hispanic and others)
  • Public/Private Partnership: State of California, City of Mountain View, Santa Clara County, LifeMoves
  • 100 doors (with up to 124 beds) for homeless families, seniors, disabled individuals
  • Project Homekey funding - $14.35 million total
  • Rapid occupancy starting in spring 2021
  • Mountain View currently has 13 year-round and 63 cold-weather beds
  • Provides 2x Mountain View’s cold-weather beds and 10x current year-round beds (13 to ~136)
  • Will serve 350+ individuals over the course of a year (2-3x turnover of beds)
  • 20% impact overnight on people experiencing homelessness in Mountain View
  • 60% impact in first year on people experiencing homelessness in Mountain View
  • < $95k/door with land vs. hotel $200k/door vs. housing unit $450-750k/door
  • Low Operating Cost: $60/night vs. homeless on-street/hotel/jail $171** - $222/night**
  • Private rooms for every individual/family: rovides dignified living space
  • LifeMoves returns over 2,000 people to stable, self-sufficient housing every year
  • 86% of families and 67% of all clients who engaged in LifeMoves shelter programs exited to stable housing in FY20
*As of the 2019 Point In Time County study in Santa Clara County
**Santa Clara spends $62,473 per homeless person per year. Data from Destination Home Fact Sheet (2015)

Project Timeline

The Project Homekey timeline is fluid with milestones subject to change pending completion of the building permit process, but the State funding must be expended by Dec. 30, 2020, with the site development and client move-ins is targeted for completion by spring 2021.

Do you Need Housing NOW?

Don't wait to get help. There are other options and programs available right now. Contact the Santa Clara County hotline to get started: or call 408-278-6420 to get assistance.

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