Homeless families who took shelter in vacant El Sereno homes can now legally live in them (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)


From ABC 7 News:

El Sereno community leaders and Caltrans have partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to help a group of homeless activists in the area.

The group known as Reclaiming Our Homes started illegally occupying the Caltrans-owned homes in March.

Now, thanks to a new transitional housing program, the activists can legally occupy some of the homes.

Coordinated Street Outreach Program Will Help Homeless San Diegans (San Diego Housing Commission)


From KPBS San Diego:

The city of San Diego is planning to build on a successful pilot program for homeless San Diegans.

Oftentimes San Diego’s homeless outreach efforts have been left to police officers, which can be dangerous for some unsheltered residents.

The Coordinated Street Outreach Program offers a different approach, using case managers to connect people with permanent housing and social services.


These Fresno motels will be converted to homeless housing with millions from the state (Fresno Housing Authority)


From the Fresno Bee:

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday the Fresno Housing Authority, in partnership with the city of Fresno, will receive nearly $16.5 million to purchase and rehabilitate three more motels to house people experiencing homelessness.

Newest housing for homeless opens with celebration (San Diego Housing Commission)


From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

A former motel that once had been seen as a blight in the neighborhood will be a new permanent home for 82 homeless San Diegans, including Lister Lane.

“This is like a dream,” said Lane, 61, in his first visit to Benson’s Place in the Otay Mesa/Nestor neighbor in South Bay on Wednesday. “It felt like home.”

Vancouver area continues to deliver homelessness services amid COVID (Vancouver Housing Authority)


From State of Reform:

Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services.

Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer shortages during the coronavirus pandemic strained Clark County’s homeless response system, agencies continued to provide housing assistance to families in need thanks to state and federal funds.


LMHA's Home to Stay rental assistance program extended (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From the Toledo Blade:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has extended its Home to Stay program, which provides additional assistance to financially vulnerable residents, for another year in hopes of keeping people housed while the coronavirus pandemic continues and cold months lie ahead. 

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