February 21, 2024
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California awarded $20.75 million in Homekey program funds for 2 San Diego housing initiatives for the homeless, with further funding into account for different initiatives, it was introduced Wednesday.

The state awarded the funds from Homekey — a “statewide effort to maintain and quickly increase housing for individuals experiencing homelessness or prone to homelessness,” in response to the California Division of Housing and Neighborhood Improvement — to the San Diego Housing Fee for initiatives meant to offer 75 new reasonably priced rental housing models with supportive companies at properties in Metropolis Council District 2 serving folks experiencing homelessness.

“Outreach and shelter are essential elements of our efforts to handle homelessness, however what actually will resolve this disaster is housing,” stated Mayor Todd Gloria. “That’s why this Homekey funding is essential to our progress in assembly our metropolis’s high problem. “I’m grateful to Governor (Gavin) Newsom and our companions on the county and state for serving to us put a roof over folks’s heads with supportive companies to completely finish their homelessness.”

The state awarded $16.85 million for SDHC’s proposed buy and rehabilitation of the Ramada Inn at 3737-3747 Halfway Drive within the Halfway Neighborhood to create 62 reasonably priced single-room occupancy models, to be often called Pacific Village, in response to a metropolis assertion. A further $3.9 million will help SDHC’s collaboration with Wakeland Housing and Improvement Company to rehabilitate a vacant multifamily housing property at 2147 Abbott Road in Ocean Seaside to create 13 reasonably priced housing models.

“We all know that housing ends homelessness, and the state’s Homekey program is an answer that works,” stated San Diego Metropolis Councilwoman Jennifer Campbell, who represents District 2. “It’s the collaborative effort between the state, county, and town that can resolve homelessness in San Diego.”

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors additionally accredited funding to help the initiatives.

The housing fee has dedicated rental housing vouchers to assist residents pay their lease at each properties when they’re accomplished.

SDHC will request approval from town council, sitting because the Housing Authority of town, to simply accept and expend the funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of the properties earlier than continuing.

The housing fee additionally utilized for $63.5 million by a statewide competitors for the present spherical of restricted Homekey funding for the proposed buy and rehabilitation of two further properties that might produce 266 reasonably priced housing models:

  • $28.5 million for 3860 Murphy Canyon Street in Kearny Mesa, which might create 105 reasonably priced SRO models with supportive companies, to be often called Willow Canyon
  • $35 million 2087 Lodge Circle South in Mission Valley, which might create 161 reasonably priced SRO models with supportive companies, to be often called Presidio Palms

The state’s resolution on these Homekey purposes is predicted by the tip of the 12 months, in response to town.

San Diego has obtained greater than $49.5 million from the Homekey program in earlier rounds of funding to create 372 reasonably priced rental flats.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.