Mayor Todd Gloria and Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher Wednesday introduced that the state has awarded $11.83 million from Governor Gavin Newsom’s Undertaking Homekey program to assist finance the event of 40 new houses for San Diegans experiencing continual homelessness.
The award will likely be used to assist construct PATH Villas El Cerrito, a partnership between PATH Ventures, Household Well being Facilities of San Diego and Daring Communities.
“What solves continual homelessness is housing with supportive providers, and this award from the state’s Undertaking Homekey will assist us construct 40 extra of those critically wanted houses,” Gloria mentioned. “That is attainable as a result of Governor Gavin Newsom understands that ending homelessness is job primary in California.”
The undertaking location is at 5476 El Cajon Boulevard in El Cerrito, a part of Fletcher’s Supervisorial District 4 and Metropolis Council District 9, represented by Council President Sean Elo-Rivera.
The constructing will comprise 5 ranges of flats that may sit immediately above a ground-floor built-in well being and bodily rehabilitation clinic to be operated by Household Well being Facilities. It might embody 5 studio flats, 17 one-bedroom flats, 18 two-bedroom flats and one supervisor’s unit — all of them modular items.
The onsite clinic will supply preventative and medical care, psychological well being care, outpatient substance-use therapy, dental care and different supportive providers. The event will even embody a canine park and a enterprise heart to assist with job searches, based on the mayor’s workplace.
In April, the county Board of Supervisors voted to allocate roughly $11 million to the event for capital and a portion of future providers and working prices. The town will present greater than $2 million from its share of funding from the state Everlasting Native Housing Allocation program. Almost $3 million wanted to finish the financing will come from mortgage funding.
The town of San Diego, by means of the San Diego Housing Fee, will even present 40 project-based housing vouchers to assist pay hire for the residents who beforehand skilled homelessness.