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 for 20 projects totaling 1,109 units. Among the awardees for the fourth round of awards are Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Marin, Nevada, Sonoma, San Bernardino, and Placer counties.

The Governor additionally announced a new partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing, to distribute $45 million in funding from Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente to support operating subsidies for Homekey projects. This funding will provide support to local jurisdictions in ensuring that those housed through the program receive critical services including case management, job training, substance abuse housing, and more.

The full announcement from the Newsom Administration is available here.