Support Fremont's Temporary Housing Navigation Center

Join the City of Fremont in addressing the homeless crisis

As a Compassionate City, we invite you to be part of the solution and join us in creating Fremont’s first Housing Navigation Center. 

As part of the City of Fremont’s strategic approach to addressing the growing homeless crisis, the City is opening a temporary Housing Navigation Center (HNC). The HNC is an innovative approach to help those experiencing homelessness find housing while providing a clean, safe, and calm environment so participants can focus on finding stable, permanent housing. The HNC will be located behind City Hall and is anticipated to open in mid-2020. 

How can I help? 

Support from the community will transform the HNC into an inviting and dignified place for our homeless neighbors to do the hard work of rebuilding their lives. You can help make the Housing Navigation Center successful in a variety of ways including monetary donations, donating items from our lists below, or volunteering on service days. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Monetary Donations

The Temporary Housing Navigation Center aims to be a welcoming and private environment for the participants and an integrated part of Fremont’s new Downtown. Landscaping and beautification will be a crucial element in achieving this goal. Due to storage challenges of landscaping supplies, we are asking for support in this effort through monetary donations.

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Your monetary donations will directly support the development of the HNC. Donations of any size will help achieve the goal of housing homeless community members and expand the City's capacity to address the homeless crisis.

  • A $10 donation could help purchase a square foot of synthetic turf
  • A $100 donation could help purchase a sailcloth shade cover
  • A $200 donation could help purchase a planter trough
  • A $1,500 donation could help purchase a picnic table

You can donate through our secure website, or send a check, made payable to the City of Fremont and send to:

The City of Fremont
Human Services Department, HNC
3300 Capitol Ave. Bldg. B
Fremont, CA 94538

In-Kind Donations 

There are a number of items needed to furnish the HNC as well as personal items each participant receives when entering the program. 

Donations can be brought to City Hall, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building A., during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). 

Personal Items for Participants

The following items are requested -- please only donate new, unused, items. 

Bath Towels10049
Camisoles - Adult size, S - XXL100
Comforters - Twin size, solid colors100
Flip Flops - Various sizes, men & women10030
Laundry Detergent Pods
100 containers45 containers
Men’s Boxers - Size M - XXXL
Pillows - Standard size
Sheet Sets - Twin size, solid color
Sweatpants - Various Adult Sizes
Undershirts - Adult size, M - XXXL

Appliances and Furnishing

If you are interested in donating appliances from our registry or have items not listed on the registry please contact Paula Manczuk-Hannay at 510-574-2049 to discuss options.

Dryers - commercial grade2
Gift cards to department, general, and furnishing stores

Large Capacity Refrigerator2
Microwave - industrial grade2
Washing Machines - commercial grade2


During the development of the HNC, the City will host service days inviting community members to volunteer their time and help with planting, painting, and other tasks. If you're interested in volunteering, please subscribe to our Housing Navigation Center Updates

For more information about Fremont's temporary Housing Navigation Center please visit the project webpage.

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