City Council Approves Mayor Faulconer’s Proposal to Support Homeless Services
$4.1 Million in Grants Pledged for Homeless Facility Rehab & Renovation, Additional Services
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – To help individuals end the cycle of homelessness, the City Council approved Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s proposal to invest $4.1 million in federal grants to support services toward projects to reduce homelessness.
“This will support effective programs and vital services that can help someone without shelter get back on their feet,” Mayor Faulconer said.
The City of San Diego annually receives Community Development Block Grants from the federal government to provide services and programs for low-income and at-risk individuals.
Today’s vote allocates $2.8 million to support items such as the San Diego Misdemeanants At-Risk Track (SMART) pilot program. This funding would also add showers and restrooms to the Neil Good Day Center, which provides a safe drop-in location where people can access mail service, laundry facilities and other services.
The additional $1.3 million in funds will go toward existing programs, including Connections Housing, the Cortez Hill Family Center and interim housing for homeless adults.
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