Northern News


A publication of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section

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Projects in 10 Northern Section communities receive ‘No Place Like Home’ funding awards

On June 20, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced it had “awarded $179 million to developers of affordable supportive housing in 37 communities across California from the No Place Like Home Program funded by the voter-approved 2018 Proposition 2. The awards mark the first funding from the program that has gone directly to developers.

“Along with funding released in March to the counties of Santa Clara, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, which are administering their own competitive funding programs, some $508 million has been committed to achieving the No Place Like Home Program’s goals.

The round of awards granted June 19th will enable projects in 37 communities to move toward construction, allowing approximately 2,100 households the long-term support and stability they require to permanently exit homelessness.”

Awards went to projects in these Northern Section communities:

Alameda, Berkeley (2), Eureka, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Napa, Oakland (3), and Santa Rosa.

A table listing all of the June 19, 2019, award winners can be found here.