SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly $500,000 to San Diego County for programs that reduce homelessness.
The DHCD dispersed the grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund programs and services, including re-housing assistance, emergency shelters, and substance abuse treatment.
San Diego County received $453,822, according to Bates, who said neighboring Orange County received $605,188 in grant funding.
Bates announced a similar funding dispersal in October, at which time San Diego County received $1.4 million and Orange County received $1.1 million. Gov. Gavin Newsom allocated roughly $1.3 billion for housing development in his state budget for fiscal year 2020, which he signed in June.