Linda Tunis Senior Apartments
On Friday, October 29, PEP Housing celebrated the commencement of construction for its rehabilitation project, Linda Tunis Senior Apartments. It was an exceptionally gorgeous autumn afternoon in Santa Rosa and guests enjoyed a self-guided luminary tour through the former Scottish Rite Event Center building, with spooky piano music played by John Maher (aka Petaluma Pete), and mounds of sweet treats and popcorn celebrating Home Sweet Home for the projects’ 25 future residents. Special thanks to our speakers who came out to join us and spoke on behalf of the project; George “Kip” Spragens, PEP’s BOD Vice-President; Mary Stompe, PEP’s Executive Director; Jessica Hayes, Chief of the Disaster Recovery Branch for HCD; Diane Test, Chair of the Santa Rosa Housing Authority; Alena Wall, Public Affairs Director with Kaiser; Dan Schurman, Community Health Investment Manager with Providence; Jessica Tunis, daughter of Linda Tunis for whom the project honors in name; Jim Wallen, PEP’s Director of Development; and Robert Hayes, Architect. Robert Hayes put the golden sledgehammer to work, ceremoniously beginning demolition. The rehabilitation will be constructed by PRECISION.
PEP thanks it’s many private and public donors who support this important project, prioritizing placement for victims of the fires or federally declared disasters experienced over the past several years. Linda Tunis Senior Apartments is named in honor of Linda Tunis, who lived at Journey’s End Mobile Home Park and perished in the Tubbs Fire of 2017.