Weingart Center Breaks Ground for 278 Affordable Apartments for Homeless Individuals in the Skid Row District of Los Angeles
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
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.
Vancouver Howard Johnson hotel being turned into homeless shelter (Vancouver Housing Authority)
A Vancouver Howard Johnson hotel is being turned into a homeless shelter. The bulk of the construction work began last month, to turn the shuttered hotel into a homeless shelter near the Vancouver mall.
Pendleton Place, a Bremerton apartment complex aimed at housing homeless, expected to open in 2022 (Bremerton Housing Authority)
From the Kitsap Sun:
The first time Monica Bernhard walked into one of Pendleton Place’s unfinished apartments, she started crying.
“They have room numbers already written above them, and I just try to imagine who that person's going to be, that we're bringing in from the outside and finally giving them an opportunity for housing,” Bernhard, Kitsap Mental Health Services chief operating officer, said.
“It fills me up.”
Denver SIB Demonstrates Housing Stability and Decreased Jail Stays for Chronically Homeless and Disabled Individuals
New tool finds vacant Pierce County apartments for people experiencing homelessness (Tacoma Housing Authority)
From The News Tribune:
Shkelqim Kelmendi believes that no apartment should sit vacant when there are people living without a home.
As the executive director of nonprofit Housing Connector, Kelmendi brings together property owners and case managers for people experiencing homelessness to identify where those units are and how they can be used to combat the region’s homelessness crisis.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Announces Introduction of Groundbreaking Legislative Housing Package
Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced a legislative housing package to make rental housing more affordable, end homelessness, and encourage homeownership.
Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief (San Diego Housing Commission)
From HUD PD&R's Edge:
Mayor Gloria, Chair Fletcher Detail Strategies to Address Pervasive Challenges Contributing to Chronic Homelessness (San Diego Housing Commission)
From San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's press release:
Recognizing the growing encampments of homeless people on the sidewalks of Downtown San Diego and the difficulty placing unsheltered people suffering from addiction into existing programs, Mayor Todd Gloria and County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher today detailed a new strategy to address the immediate and long-term challenges facing these vulnerable individuals.