Homelessness

Pendleton Place, a Bremerton apartment complex aimed at housing homeless, expected to open in 2022 (Bremerton Housing Authority)

9.7.21

From the Kitsap Sun:

The first time Monica Bernhard walked into one of Pendleton Place’s unfinished apartments, she started crying. 

“They have room numbers already written above them, and I just try to imagine who that person's going to be, that we're bringing in from the outside and finally giving them an opportunity for housing,” Bernhard, Kitsap Mental Health Services chief operating officer, said. 

“It fills me up.”

New tool finds vacant Pierce County apartments for people experiencing homelessness (Tacoma Housing Authority)

7.28.21

From The News Tribune:

Shkelqim Kelmendi believes that no apartment should sit vacant when there are people living without a home.

As the executive director of nonprofit Housing Connector, Kelmendi brings together property owners and case managers for people experiencing homelessness to identify where those units are and how they can be used to combat the region’s homelessness crisis.

Mayor Gloria, Chair Fletcher Detail Strategies to Address Pervasive Challenges Contributing to Chronic Homelessness (San Diego Housing Commission)

6.30.21

From San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's press release:

Recognizing the growing encampments of homeless people on the sidewalks of Downtown San Diego and the difficulty placing unsheltered people suffering from addiction into existing programs, Mayor Todd Gloria and County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher today detailed a new strategy to address the immediate and long-term challenges facing these vulnerable individuals.

Columbus MHA to receive $21 million in federal funds for emergency housing vouchers for homeless

6.9.21

From The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will be using $21 million in new federal money to pay for emergency vouchers to house 298 homeless families.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money as part of $5 billion being distributed nationwide for housing the homeless.

Baltimore Housing Authority expands Housing Choice Voucher program to help more homeless residents

4.22.21

From The Baltimore Sun:

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City announced that it has allocated an additional 50 Housing Choice vouchers to help homeless residents obtain housing.

In a Tuesday news release, the agency wrote that it now offers 900 vouchers annually through the city’s Coordinated Access process, which is designed to assess people’s needs and connect them with appropriate aid for housing and homeless services.

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