From the Times of San Diego:
The housing commission is the recipient of the Nan McKay and Associates’ 2018 Development Award for its Housing First program, which helps San Diego’s homeless residents find permanent housing. The program has created nearly 6,000 housing opportunities countywide since it launched in November 2014.
The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) announced that the current phase of its homelessness action plan, HOUSING FIRST—SAN DIEGO, has achieved its three-year goal of housing 3,000 San Diegans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in just 18 months.
The San Diego Housing Commission held its 13thannual Project Homeless Connect event, a resource fair for San Diegans experiencing homelessness that provides donated items such as shoes and snacks and offers services like eye exams, flu shots, haircuts, dental screenings, health care, and pet care, among numerous others.
The Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), in partnership with the County Department of Homeless Initiatives, is working to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness. If their joint application is approved, Sacramento could receive over $5 million to fund permanent housing with wraparound supportive services through State bond funding under California’s No Place Like Home Program.
Washington State lawmakers requested $2.55M from the state’s capital budget to help fund the Yakima Housing Authority’s proposed $17M conversion of a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing with supportive services for homeless veterans.
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) awarded $760,000 in funding via its Housing First San Diego initiative to National Community Renaissance developers for the construction of San Ysidro Senior Village, a future supportive housing community for seniors experiencing homelessness, including senior veterans.
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) gave apartment keys to 20 veterans experiencing homelessness as part of DCHA’s Veterans Appreciation Day ceremony. The veterans’ rents will be subsidized with DCHA-funded vouchers.