The project is called Oma Village after a grassroots effort started last year by the Rev. Betty Pagett of San Rafael known as "Oma" to her grandsons to support homeless families. For more details, please see the Homeward Bound blog on Novato Patch.
We found this project with our good friend Google!
Here's a robust example of a serious commitment (to the tune of $3M) to take forward what was once a grassroots project by a Pastor!