Homelessness

Homeless Connect Reaches 771 Homeless San Diegans (San Diego Housing Commission)

3.5.20

From the Times of San Diego:

An annual resource fair at Golden Hall provided assistance Wednesday to 771 homeless people, organizers said.

A man named Marcus, who declined to give his last name citing privacy, told San Diego Housing Commission staff he was there to find employment. He, his wife and 7-month-old son stay at a shelter after falling on difficult times.

Construction of More Than 400 Affordable Apartments Provides ‘Hope’ for San Diegans with Low Income or Experiencing Homelessness (San Diego Housing Commission)

2.5.20

From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

The pending construction of more than 400 affordable rental apartments—including 270 units specifically to address homelessness—was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony today as a source of hope for the community and the individuals and families who will call the new development home.

HUD Awards More Funding And New Designation To CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From 90.5 WCBE:

U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. 

HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to  help families attain self-sufficiency.

Father Joe’s converting E-Z 8 Motel into housing for homeless (San Diego Housing Commission)

1.22.20

From The San Diego Union-Tribune:

What was once described by guests as a roach-infested “crack motel” in South Bay will be renovated into the 82-room Benson Place for formerly homeless people, officials from Father Joe’s Villages and the city of San Diego announced Tuesday.

The $24.7 million project at 1010 Outer Road is expected to open by the end of the year and will provide tenants with support services from Father Joe’s Villages and the San Diego County Department of Behavioral Health Services.

$3.7 million awarded to Housing Commission to house military veterans (San Diego Housing Commission)

1.9.20

From ABC 10 News San Diego:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced today that the San Diego Housing Commission will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to help homeless military veterans find housing.

The Housing Commission will receive a nearly $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.

State receives $2.3 million to help house veterans: Vancouver Housing Authority to get $386K

12.18.19

From The Columbian:

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced $2.3 million in statewide funding to house veterans through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, better known as VASH, on Tuesday.

The program combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ case management and clinical services. Vancouver Housing Authority was awarded $385,740 for the program, which started in 2008.

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