Homelessness

Downtown motel to be converted into permanent housing for homeless Sacramentans (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)

1.26.22

From Fox 40 Sacramento:

Project Homekey funding is helping a downtown Sacramento motel be transformed into Central Sacramento Studios, housing for the homeless community. 

The Best Western Plus Sutter House on H Street will become a permanent housing solution for unhoused Sacramentans. The downtown motel is the recipient of a state-approved award of $23.9 million. 

Converted Fort Worth hotel provides hope and a model to end chronic homelessness (Fort Worth Housing Solutions)

1.26.22

From WFAA Dallas/Fort Worth:

“We are in my home,” Laura Lyday says with a smile. “My little bungalow is what I call it.”

Lyday’s "bungalow" is a small studio-style room in a converted hotel. She was homeless off and on for 11 years, often sleeping in a tent, and it’s only when she reflects on those nights that the smile fades and tears arrive.

“It’s hard not know where you’re going to sleep,” she said. “It’s hard not knowing how you’re going to eat every day.”

HACLA looks to buy Panorama City apartment building through Project Homekey

1.12.22

From Urbanize Los Angeles:

The new wave of Project Homekey funding could be used to transform a nondescript apartment building in Panorama City into public housing.

Yesterday, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) distributed a notice indicated its intent to purchase the two-story, 31-unit apartment building located next to the Pacoima Wash at 14949 Roscoe Boulevard. The two-story, roughly 21,000-square-foot building was completed in the 1970s, according to city records.

The Open Shelter gets $10,000 gift from Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to help support nonprofit’s move to a new facility on Parsons Avenue

1.12.22

From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today a $10,000 donation to the Open Shelter to help support the nonprofit’s move from St. John’s Church in Columbus to a new, 10,000-square-foot facility at 1037 Parsons Ave.

Dozens of homeless veterans receive keys to new houses in Prince George's County (Housing Authority of Prince George's County)

11.17.21

From ABC 7 News Washington, D.C.:

On Veterans Day eve, dozens of formerly homeless vets in Prince George’s County have new homes.

They’ve qualified for vet-specific housing vouchers and have been paired with landlords and given keys during a special event in College Park.

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Weingart Center Breaks Ground for 278 Affordable Apartments for Homeless Individuals in the Skid Row District of Los Angeles

10.5.21

From the Weingart Center's press release:

Construction of a 278-unit, 19-story permanent supportive housing high-rise was celebrated at a ceremony today at 555 S. Crocker Street in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles.

Grand Opening Celebrates 73 Affordable Rental Apartments for Seniors who Experienced Homelessness with Chronic Health Issues

10.5.21

From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

After intermittent homelessness in the past, including two years at a women’s shelter program in San Diego, Melanie moved into a permanent affordable home of her own this month at Trinity Place, developed in collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) to provide furnished affordable studios with supportive services for seniors who experienced homelessness with chronic health issues.

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