Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Home for the Homeless: Hotel de Riviera


Soon after I moved here I noticed a rustic-looking hotel on Carrillo that I thought might be a good spot for out-of-town visitors... until I start paying closer attention to the client base. At any point in the day, you see people in various states of dishevelment lingering on the lawn in front of the hotel, garbed in the finest the nearby Goodwill has to offer. "What is this, some kind of whorehouse?" I wondered.

As it turns out, the Hotel de Riviera is a space for adults in recovery, a "Dual Diagnosis Structural Clean & Sober Living Environment" with 30 single-occupant rooms. Pretty sweet deal for those down on their luck, right? There are six other projects like the Hotel de Riviera in Santa Barbara County, which are collectively "State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Rental Housing Complexes."

4 comments:

  1. This project will help a lot of individuals recover from their past. I hope we have more places like Hotel de Riviera that contribute to the society.

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  2. Hotel De Riveria helped me when I had nothing and needed help. It is a saving grace. I do resent the comment in regards to the sick being disheveled and Goodwill's finest, low blow. Anyhoo thank you for the positive things you had to say.

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  3. Hotel De Riveria helped me when I had nothing and needed help. It is a saving grace. I do resent the comment in regards to the sick being disheveled and Goodwill's finest, low blow. Anyhoo thank you for the positive things you had to say.

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  4. Hotel De Riveria helped me when I had nothing and needed help. It is a saving grace. I do resent the comment in regards to the sick being disheveled and Goodwill's finest, low blow. Anyhoo thank you for the positive things you had to say.

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