The Family Emergence Shelter Coalition provides a transnational house named the Banyan House. Banyan House provides transitional housing for 6 months to homeless families who need extra time to gain employment or attend school/vocational training. This 28-bed facility provides 8 families with 1-2 private bedrooms and bath, shared community/dining spaces, a community computer room, and outdoor recreation space, including a children's playground. These families receive case management, life skills classes, employment training, parenting classes, children's activities, and linkage to independent housing. Families pay 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent while residing at Banyan House
Our transitional housing is designed for families with children who are coming from a shelter or similar facility. Case managers and social workers may contact our staff about the application process by calling 510-538-0321.