Hero & Zero: Affordable Housing & Crazy Consignments

Hero: Hallelujah. Housing for homeless seniors is coming to downtown Larkspur. Homeward Bound, a Marin nonprofit, will convert a former convent into 12 units of low-income housing designed for seniors emerging from homelessness. The Marin County Board of Supervisors just approved a $200,000 grant from Marin’s Housing Trust Fund to assist Homeward Bound in rehabilitating the convent at 127 King Street, adjacent to St. Patrick Church. Earlier in May, the board also gave a nod to a $300,000 federal block grant for the project. Bravo to the Board of Supervisors for making affordable housing a top priority and awarding a half-million dollars to the venture. Homeward Bound, we honor your vital work to provide housing and support services for Marin’s homeless families and individuals.
Zero: Something strange is happening at a once-loved women’s clothing consignment store in Mill Valley. After Jaylina’s ownership changed last year, some consignors accused the store of keeping their clothes or not paying when the items sold. Judy, the new owner, allegedly said that their merchandise was gone. “You will likely never see your money or clothes again,” an angry consignor posted on Nextdoor. Seems things aren’t improving. Yesterday, Kathleen, of Sausalito, brought in barely worn designer clothes to consign. Judy peered into the bag for a few seconds. “You can get that at any outlet mall,” she said. Kathleen requested that she look at the individual items, to which Judy responded, “You come in here like a crazy person. Bye bye. Go now.” Gladly going, unless customer service improves.

Nikki Silverstein
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