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    The Bay Area cashed in with the second round of funding from the state’s “Project Homekey” program, which promises to use $600 million in federal dollars to purchase permanent housing for those living on California’s streets. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced $236 million in grants for projects in the second round, following a $76.6 million initial round of funding announced last week. Some of that new money will go toward turning more than 500 units between San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Clara into permanent housing, as well as doubling the capacity of shelter beds in Mountain View, Newsom said Monday. In Sonoma County, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians also became the first Native American tribe to receive part of the...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County plans to turn a 174-room motel in Pittsburg into a permanent support hub for helping homeless residents transition into supportive housing, county officials said Wednesday. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, Contra Costa Health Services converted a Motel 6 at 2101 Loveridge Road into a temporary shelter for homeless residents who lacked the means to adequately isolate themselves. The county recently received a $21.5 million grant from the state to turn the Motel 6 into a permanent hub for supportive services. About $17.5 million of the grant will be used to purchase and renovate the property. The remaining grant funding will be used to hire staff and offer behavioral health services, meals and housing...
    FREMONT — Following the lead of the Bay Area’s progressive northern cities, Fremont on Monday will become the first city in the southern part of the region to offer a one-stop “navigation center” for the homeless. With hundreds of homeless people living in tents along streets and highway overpasses and sleeping in cars and RVs in parking lots and industrial frontage roads, city officials are counting on the center to get some of them back on their feet and on the track to permanent housing. If the center proves a success, they hope, other nearby cities might follow suit. “Execution is key,” Andy Gutierrez, a Santa Clara County public defender on that office’s homeless outreach team, said Friday in an...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The city of Oakland is nearing a deal to transform the Clifton Hall dormitory at the California College of the Arts into transitional and affordable housing.Clifton Hall is a four-story vacant dormitory building with 63 units in the Rockridge neighborhood of North Oakland.The top two floors of the building will provide 42 units of permanent housing for seniors experiencing homelessness and at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The second floor will become the permanent home for a 20-household family shelter.VIDEO: Expert issues warning after parties, social gatherings blamed for coronavirus spike in OaklandEMBED More News Videos COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in Oakland, especially East Oakland, and officials are blaming it on parties and social gatherings. On...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth said Wednesday it will use $18.6 million of funding provided by the CARES Act to acquire and convert existing motels, hotels, extended stays or apartment complexes to provide about 200 new units of permanent supportive housing spread across two or more locations. The new units will provide housing for high-risk COVID-19-vulnerable and disabled people experiencing chronic homelessness. Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County Inc. will own and operate the housing. In addition, dlb Consultants was recommended to provide construction support services consulting toward minority- and women-owned business goals. In view of pressing needs associated with the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and strict funding timelines,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) —  The latest A Bridge Home site was opened in Wilmington Tuesday in partnership with a local veterans group to temporarily house 100 homeless adults. “I have championed bringing not one, not two, but three A Bridge Homes to my district because it is near impossible to help someone out of homelessness when they are unsheltered,” Councilman Joe Buscaino said. “Combining resources in the same location is a much more effective approach that gets people permanently off of the sidewalks while reducing the presence of encampments in our neighborhoods.” In Wilmington to celebrate the opening of our new A Bridge Home shelter, part of our mission to move the most vulnerable Angelenos in off the streets and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Negotiations have broken down between city officials and the organizers of a homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Organizers say they want the city to transfer low-income housing units to a community land trust. They say officials have not offered permanent low-income housing to any of the 150 or more people staying at the encampment. Organizers say they want the city to transfer city officials have failed to offer permanent low-income housing to any of the 150 or more people staying at the camp. Members say the encampment is a form of protest over the city’s policies on homelessness. Eyewitness News reached out to city officials for comment but have not heard back.
    After months of wrangling and ongoing negotiations, Los Angeles county and city officials have reached a deal in federal court to relocate an estimated 7,000 homeless people who live near freeways into shelters and permanent housing, CBS Los Angeles reports. The deal is in response to a lawsuit filed in March which alleged that authorities were not doing enough to protect the homeless from the coronavirus. Under the agreement, approved Thursday by Judge David O. Carter, the county will set aside $300 million over five years toward emergency housing services for homeless people living near freeways, along with homeless seniors with underlying health conditions who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. The city of LA, meanwhile, will provide 6,000 new beds within the...