Much of the financial aid would come from a $4 million pool of Community Development Block Grant money.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the Project Homekey awards on Monday as the next phase in the state’s response to protecting Californians experiencing homelessness who are impacted by COVID-19.
City officials in Oakland are set to consider a new homeless encampment policy that would address where people can and cannot set up encampments.
A program to assist small landlords financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was approved Tuesday by San Mateo County supervisors.
The residence is located in the 37000 block of 3rd Street in Niles.
Under the settlement that was approved by Alameda County Superior Court last week, Caltrans must establish a $1.3 million fund to compensate people for their loss of property that was destroyed in the sweeps and pay $700,000 to Homeless Action Center to provide housing and benefits services for unhoused class members.
The governor says he's setting aside more than a billion dollars to help cities and counties buy hotels and properties to help transition homeless off the streets and into homes.
Under the settlement agreement, the city will remove up to 300 tents and encampments by July 20. Occupants will be offered free COVID-19 testing and be relocated to a hotel room or another safe sleeping site.
Supervisors in various counties want to extend the moratorium on evictions.
The county project known as Bayfront Station leases a block of rooms at an undisclosed hotel in the county for homeless people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms, but are categorized as high risk under federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
On Saturday, the Salvation Army joined with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for drive-thru food distributions in Oakland and San Francisco.
The 24,600-square-foot city-owned parking lot at 2060 W. College Ave. will be for temporary use to provide safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Long before the crisis, the Tenderloin neighborhood faced many challenges, but COVID-19 has led to a renewed focus on how to support unsheltered residents.
The city said the program at 633 Hegenberger Road will provide three meals per day, running water and sewer connections to each trailer for "maximum safety and dignity."
The protest ended with one person cited and released by police after advocates demanded the city provide housing for all unsheltered residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has changed the way the Salvation Army is able to serve the homeless population.
Standing in front of a Motel 6 near San Jose, Newsom said more than 4,200 people have been moved out of shelters and off the streets into motel rooms.
The county has 35 homeless residents who have tested positive, according to the emergency operations center.
Governor Gavin Newsom spoke at noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020 outside of a Motel 6 in Santa Clara County.
The MSC-South homeless shelter, located at 525 5th Street, is currently housing 100 people.