Preserving and creating Board and Care housing that is critical to the most vulnerable in our communities
Board and Care facilities have been closing at a sharp rate, identifying opportunities to recapture beds in closed/closing Board and Care facilities is a key goal in combatting homelessness in our communities.
This site possessed older building systems and deferred maintenance. In addition, Improvements for state licensing requirements and upgrades to building systems to meet code compliance were necessary.
Through outreach, the DAECO team connected with a private owner that recently acquired a closed Board and Care facility. We worked with new ownership to renovate facility and lease to Operator. DAECO worked with government agency funding operator to develop schematic design and monitor project to completion and occupancy. The design included case management space, staff break room, community and dining areas, ADA mobility features, privacy &security measures, covered patio, and multipurpose room.
A key component of all projects, the DAECO team has ample experience in evaluating and planning to develop housing interventions. We use our knowledge base to guide our clients in identifying suitable sites for target populations. The DAECO team conducts a feasibility evaluation, develops a schematic design with program needs in mind and produce a Site Assessment with a cost projection.
At DAECO, we approach projects with a “measure twice, cut once” philosophy. We pride ourselves on guiding our clients through the complicated spaces of development and construction in the landscape of homelessness. The DAECO Project Management team is detailed-oriented and consistently monitors the 3 key aspects of all projects: cost, schedule and scope of work.
Transition to Occupancy
A critical point in all projects, DAECO takes a hands-on approach in ensuring initial occupancy and program commencement by a non-profit operator is efficient and streamlined. Our expertise informs our process therefore we anticipate issues effectively so that Operators can take site possession and focus on clients.