Thanks to the generosity of Kaiser Permanente, The Bethlehem Foundation, The Finley Foundation, Rotary 5130, Tri Counties Bank, St. Joseph Health and Bank of the West for their generous support of the Linda Tunis Senior Apartments project.
PEP Housing recently purchased the former Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge in Santa Rosa and will be rehabbing the building into 26 studios for seniors who have been impacted by a federally-declared disaster, such as the Tubbs, Kincade and Camp Fires.
The County of Sonoma declined to fund the project stating that they would not be funding any Santa Rosa projects with County funds. To date, only 14 temporary homes have been constructed for Tubb fire survivors.
Linda Tunis was a resident at the Journey’s End Mobile Home park. She died during the Tubbs fire and is survived by Jessica Tunis, PEP Housing’s Acacia Lane Senior Apartments Resident Manager. This project is named in her honor.
“We still have to raise funds for construction and we are hoping the community will support this important project. Many of the seniors that are fire survivors are living in substandard conditions such as shelters and in their cars,” Mary Stompe, Executive Director said.
If you would like to help fund the Linda Tunis Senior Apartments project, please visit www.pephousing.org/donate or send a check to PEP Housing, 625 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.