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 County, the City of San Luis Obispo, and the City of Los Angeles. To date, more than $627 million has been awarded to 45 applicants for 71 projects totaling 4,646 units.

In making today’s announcement, Newsom was joined by state, tribal, and local leaders to discuss Homekey’s impacts in rural communities throughout the state. Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.