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By Lillian Boyd

To help address homelessness, Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded $2.5 million to Orange and San Diego counties to fund various programs.

“Homelessness is a growing problem in many communities that demands attention and action from our state government,” said Senator Bates, a member of the Senate Housing Committee and a former social worker. “Thanks to these state grants, the Counties of Orange and San Diego will have additional resources to help more of our neighbors who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.”

Funding for the grants comes from the HCD-administered California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) program. CESH funds may be used for five primary activities: housing relocation and stabilization services (including rental assistance), operating subsidies for permanent housing, flexible housing subsidy funds, operating support for emergency housing interventions, and systems support for homelessness services and housing delivery systems.

The allocation of program funds is noncompetitive and formula-driven, and it is based on a variety of factors including poverty rates and the number of homeless. The County of Orange will receive $1.1 million and the County of San Diego will receive $1.4 million to fund various activities related to homelessness.

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