Category: Homelessness


Newsom Announces Fifth Round of Homekey Awards, Highlights Rural Area Projects

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the fifth round of Homekey awards, the state’s program to assist local governments expand permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Today’s awards total $30.7 million to three applicants for three projects comprising 210 units. Entities receiving funds today include the Yurok Tribe in Humboldt…

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Newsom Administration Announces $147m in Additional Homekey Awards

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced an additional $147 million in awards for Homekey, California’s $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other properties, and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The most recent awards were provided to 12 applicants…

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Additional $137m in Homekey Awards Announced, Administration Requests $200m for Waitlisted Projects

This week, the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom announced an additional $137 million in awards to 15 applicants for 19 projects totaling 938 units as part of the state’s $600 million Homekey initiative to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other properties – to convert them into permanent, long-term…

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Newsom Signs Measures on Behavioral Health and Homelessness Services

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a handful of legislative measures to reform the state’s behavioral health care system, including reforms aimed at improving access to mental health and substance use disorder services and behavioral health services for individuals experiencing homelessness. Most notably, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 1976 (Eggman) to expand court-ordered Assisted Outpatient…

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