Homelessness

Cook County Health Pledges $1M to Flexible Housing Pool (Chicago Housing Authority & Housing Authority of Cook County)

6.6.19

From the Daily Herald:

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon announced on May 22 that Cook County Health is committing $1 million towards the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool.

HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019 (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

6.6.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles ' website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team broke its own record again this year with over 70 participants and over $8,000.00 raised to support the efforts of ending homelessness in Los Angeles.

San Diego Housing Commission’s Homelessness Action Plan Shows Results as SDHC Marks Its 40th Anniversary

6.6.19

In its 40th year of creating housing opportunities for low-income San Diegans, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) is making significant strides in housing individuals experiencing homelessness through its HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO homelessness action plan.

Boston Housing Authority announces 1,000 new vouchers for the homeless (Boston Housing Authority)

5.23.19

From Spare Change News:

Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing.

The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization services and funds for those moving into a home for the next six months, according to a press release from the city.

'My Own Place': 84 Homeless Vets Get 2-Year Housing in Mission Valley (San Diego Housing Commission)

5.23.19

From NBC 7 San Diego:

The grand opening of a permanent housing facility in Mission Valley means that dozens of homeless veterans now have a safe place to live. 

More than 80 veterans will be housed at Zephyr, a new permanent supportive housing facility for homeless veterans off Interstate 8 and Mission Gorge Road....

Local state reps. get money to house homeless veterans in former U.S. Marine Corps Armory (Yakima Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From KIMA-TV:

Just hours before the end of the legislative session in Olympia, the state's capital budget passed, that includes funding for several projects here in the Yakima Valley.

One of the projects is working to house homeless veterans.

Local representatives secured $2.5 million to convert an old U.S. Marine Corps Armory in Yakima into permanent housing for homeless veterans and their families.

Sacramento City Council approves purchase of Capitol Park Hotel for homeless shelter (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency)

5.8.19

From ABC10 Sacramento:

A historic hotel in downtown Sacramento now has the green light to become a homeless shelter.

Following a special meeting Tuesday afternoon that lasted three hours, Sacramento City Council members voted unanimously to approve a plan involving the Capitol Park Hotel, which sits at the corner of 9th and L streets.

Mayor Walsh announces issuance of 1,000 new Section 8 vouchers for Boston families and residents (Boston Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From Sampan:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with the Boston Housing Authority and local shelter providers yesterday gathered in Roxbury to announce the release of 1,000 new rental housing vouchers for chronically homeless residents and families in Boston. The vouchers are funded through the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and will increase the BHA’s portfolio of vouchers to 13,500.

Kansas City Committed to Keeping Families Together (Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO)

4.25.19

From CSH's website:

A new program has been launched in Kansas City, Missouri to provide housing and support services to 15 vulnerable families experiencing homelessness and involved in the child welfare system. Called KC One Roof, it is modeled on CSH’s Keeping Families Together supportive housing.

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