Fourth Round of Project Homekey Funding Released
October 15, 2020
Last Friday, Governor Newsom announced a fourth round of Project Homekey awards totaling $147 million. The Governor also announced a new partnership with Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente to provide $45 million in operating subsidies for Homekey projects.
Round four of Homekey awards were provided to 12 applicants for 20 projects totaling 1,109 units. These awards bring the total awarded under Homekey to $596 million.
The fourth round of awards includes projects in these nine county led efforts:
- Fresno County has been awarded $15.3 million to acquire 204 units which will provide permanent housing solutions for more than 200 individuals.
- Los Angeles County has been awarded $16.2 million for two projects totaling 145 units that will provide supportive services and rental subsidies to residents.
- Orange County has been awarded $23.1 million for two projects totaling 132 units to be used for interim housing before being converted to permanent supportive housing.
- Ventura County has been awarded more than $11.1 million for a 70-unit property to be used as non-congregate shelter prior to conversion to permanent supportive housing.
- Marin County has been awarded more than $3.8 million for an 18-unit property to be used for interim housing before conversion to permanent housing.
- Nevada County has been awarded nearly $2.8 million to purchase a hotel that will be converted into interim housing for unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Sonoma County has been awarded nearly $10.9 million for a project that will convert a motel into interim housing with a path to permanent supportive housing.
- San Bernardino County has been awarded more than $12 million for two projects that will eventually house nearly 270 people.
- Placer County has been awarded $1.4 million to rehabilitate a 14-unit motel in the Tahoe Basin.
The full Governor’s Office press release can be viewed here.
Additional Homekey resources can be viewed here.