East St Neighborhood
East St is situated downtown on the West side of Redding, and from the apartments is about 20 mins walk to the Civic where first year BSSM classes are held. The street has mixed housing - houses and apartments of varying levels, some a little rougher, some nice. Safeway supermarket and Starbucks is just a block away, other downtown shops and good cafes (Coffee Bar/Brew) are a few blocks up.
This neighborhood isn't designated by BSSM as an official outreach neighborhood. 'The Mission' (housing for the homeless) is about 1 mile up the road, so you do get some homeless walking by. There is opportunity to continue running a Home Gathering here and invite not just the neighbors along, but also some of the homeless that walk past.
The East St 4-plex is owned by Matt and Karina. The whole complex houses Bethel students in furnished housing, There are 6 off street parking spots.