Senate Leader Atkins Applauds $40 million Homelessness Grant to San Diego County
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) applauded today’s announcement by the California Department of Housing and Community Development that San Diego County was awarded $40 million in grant funding through the No Place Like Home program.
“Homelessness is one of the greatest challenges facing San Diego—and all of California—and every dollar makes a difference as we fight this crisis,” Atkins said. “As someone who was deeply involved in establishing the No Place Like Home program, I know that San Diego and the other counties receiving funds will put this badly needed money to good use.”
No Place Like Home provides up to $2 billion in bond funds for permanent housing with supportive services for Californians who live with severe mental illness and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or are at-risk of chronic homelessness. The awards announced today totaled $302 million, and are spread among counties with 5 percent or more of the state’s homeless population.
The Department’s press release can be found here: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/about/newsroom/docs/NPLH-Press-Release-Round-1-032019.pdf.
Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins