Money Will Fund 29 Projects Throughout County
More than $4.7 million is going to local programs that help homeless individuals and families who deal with challenges such as mental illness, disabilities and domestic violence. In East County, projects funded include Crisis House and Kurdish Human Rights Watch.
The County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development applied for funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Supportive Housing Program on behalf of community organizations.
The grant funding will go to existing programs in the unincorporated areas of the County and local cities. The County worked with local governments and nonprofit agencies to identify the greatest needs in the community and to identify programs that fit the criteria set forth by HUD. This collaborative effort has resulted in over $160 million in federal homeless funding for the region over the past 16 years.
This year’s award provides renewal funding for 29 existing projects throughout the County sponsored by a variety of agencies that provide services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and childcare. Grant funds were awarded through a federal competitive process to local programs that provide transitional and permanent housing services for homeless persons and families.
For a complete list of local recipients, please see below. For more information on homeless resources, visit the Housing and Community Development website: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/sdhcd.
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Supportive Housing Program Fund Recipients
• Alpha Project (1 project)
• City of Oceanside (1 project)
• Community Housing Works (3 projects)
• Community Resource Center (1 project)
• County Department of Housing and Community Development (4 projects)
• Crisis House (2 projects)
• Kurdish Human Rights Watch (1 project)
• Mental Health Systems (3 projects)
• North County Interfaith Council (5 projects)
• North County Solutions for Change (1 project)
• Regional Task Force on the Homeless (2 projects)
• South Bay Community Services (3 projects)
• Vietnam Veterans of San Diego (1 project)
• Volunteers of America (1 project)