Affordable housing is key in the fight against homelessness. In a recent announcement from California Governor Gavin Newsom, 231 new housing units will be built through Homekey, a part of California’s Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD). The cities and counties currently awarded funds for these locations include Placer, Santa Clara, Orange, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Modesto.
According to Homekey’s website, round 1 in 2021 housed 8264 individuals and created 5911 new units. The additional funds from last week’s announcement make the amount budgeted for round 2 just under $1 billion and plan to create over 3400 housing units in total.
What does this mean for HMIS organizations?
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