(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today announced that over $15 million has been awarded to three affordable housing development projects in Sonoma and Marin counties intended to support individuals in need of mental health services who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.
The No Place Like Home grants awarded $4.3 million to the County of Sonoma and the Burbank Housing Development Corporation to develop 50 housing units for persons who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and who are in need of mental health services; $7.6 million to the County of Marin and Eden Housing, Inc. to develop 41 housing units for persons who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and who are in need of mental health services; and $3.5 million to the County of Sonoma and MidPen Housing Corporation to develop 42 housing units for persons who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and who are in need of mental health services. These affordable housing units will provide residents with case management and peer support activities, mental health care, substance use services, support in linking to physical health care, benefits counseling and basic housing retention skills.
“California’s housing crisis will not be solved on its own,” said Assemblymember Levine. “We must work together to find collaborative and sustainable solutions to homelessness, including the mental health care needs of those experiencing homelessness. The North Bay is fortunate to have a number of public and private partners who have a shared commitment to provide dignity and a safe place for every Californian to call home. This investment is an important step to make sure that our commitment to inclusive, supportive housing is available to everyone in the North Bay.”
In 2018, California voters approved the No Place Like Home program, which dedicated up to $2 billion to invest in supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness.
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