Oakland and Livermore among California cities receiving millions to address family homelessness – NBC Bay Area

Two Bay Area cities are among 10 regions in California to receive $17 million in Family Homelessness Challenge grant funds in an effort to reduce family homelessness in the Golden State.

Oakland and Livermore are the two Bay Area cities to join 10 California communities to receive the funds, the awards for which are awarded through the California Interagency Council on Homelessness.

The other cities are Fontana, Los Angeles, San Diego and Salinas. Also included are Pasadena and Sacramento counties, as well as Mendocino and Santa Clara.

Livermore, with a population of 91,000, will receive $581,000 from the fund. Oakland, the Bay Area’s third-largest city with a population of 423,000, will receive $2 million.

Salinas will receive $2.6 million.

“This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Through these grants, communities across the state are scaling up their own solutions and best practices — cutting red tape to effectively and efficiently end family homelessness,” said Governor Gavin. Newsom.

“Success leaves clues, and through this process, we not only reward programs that work, we also support innovative systems and accelerate efforts to address the challenges of family homelessness at the local level.”

Newsom’s multi-billion dollar homeless housing investment will provide over 55,000 new homes and treatment slots in the coming years. Building on last year’s historic $12 billion investment to help get the most vulnerable people off the streets, the California Blueprint proposes an additional $2 billion investment to create a total set of 14 billions of dollars to address the homelessness crisis.

Bernard P. Love