Emergency and transitional housing in Alameda County
The construction of Crossroads provided an opportunity for EOCP to build a facility that supports its mission. Crossroads was built from the ground up using environmentally responsible design principles and construction technologies.
All the green strategies utilized support EOCP’s purpose: from solar electric panels that defray the high energy costs of operating a large, 24-hour residential facility, to nontoxic building materials and furnishings that contribute to healthier living spaces and allow homeless people to reconstruct their lives.
The construction of Crossroads and subsequent remodeling of the Matilda Cleveland Family Transitional Housing facility has taught EOCP the value of promoting healthy living spaces and healthy living practices which are crucial for homeless people. Consequently, EOCP has adopted:
These examples are just the beginning, as EOCP realizes that living green is a life-long practice.