San Diego Seeking $23 Million in State Homekey Funds to Create 75 Affordable Apartments for People Experiencing Homelessness


From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

Continuing collaborative efforts to create additional permanent affordable homes with supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) has applied for up to $23 million from the state Homekey program for two properties in collaboration with the City of San Diego and County of San Diego.

To The Point Podcast Episode 5: How HACLA Is Combatting Homelessness in Los Angeles


Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has declared a state of emergency on homelessness in the city. Host Jeffery K. Patterson sits down with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) President and CEO Doug Guthrie and CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman to discuss why homelessness has become a humanitarian crisis in the country and how HACLA's efforts are combatting the problem.


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San Diego to open LGBTQ shelter for homeless youths (San Diego Housing Commission)


From the San Diego Union Tribune:

The city of San Diego’s first homeless shelter focused on youths who identify as LGBTQ could open sometime this year in one or two interim locations before a permanent site is located.

The San Diego Housing Commission on Thursday selected the LGBT Community Center to run the shelter. The center was recommended by commission staff over Father Joe’s Villages, the Salvation Army and Equitable Social Solutions LLC , which also had applied to run the shelter.

Op Ed: MAPS 4 funds could have significant impact for Oklahoma City's homeless


From an op ed in The Oklahoman written by Mark Gillett, executive director of the Oklahoma City Housing Authority, and Dan Straughan, Terri White, Jennifer Goodrich:

Our city is on the cusp of an investment that will change the lives and futures of thousands of people. Oklahoma City has over 20,000 families on a waiting list for subsidized housing and as of March 17, 2023, we have 1,339 people experiencing homelessness. 

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