From the Times of San Diego:
City officials, the San Diego Housing Commission and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless said Tuesday that regional collaboration has led to a significant drop in veteran homelessness and continues under the Operation Shelter to Home program.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
From The News Tribune:
The facility is a significant upgrade.
Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb youth homelessness, and in particular for the kids who depend on it.