SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), today announced that 12 organizations funding 14 projects have received a total of $53 million in grants to create more residential care options for the elderly and adults with disabilities, including people at risk or experiencing homelessness. A total of 402 beds or units will be created with these funds. This new investment follows $47 million that was granted to five organizations last August.
“California is making significant investments in housing to help some of our most vulnerable residents — low-income seniors and adults with disabilities — live safely and with dignity in their communities,” Governor Newsom said. “We help local communities acquire, renovate and upgrade properties across the state – not just providing a place to call home, but helping individuals stay out of homelessness. In California, we are working harder to provide more homes and services in record time and at a fraction of the price.
Grants have been awarded under the new Community Care Expansion (CCE) program, which under Governor Newsom’s budget will provide a total of $570 million for acquisition, rehabilitation and construction adult and aged care facilities serving Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment. (SSI/SSP) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) applicants and recipients, as well as other community-based residential care facilities, such as permanent supportive housing and recovery care sites.
“These significant and timely investments will provide new housing options that will support seniors and adults with disabilities in California,” said CDSS Director Kim Johnson. “We must continue to fight our homelessness crisis. Through this effort, we are breathing new life into old facilities and acquiring and building new facilities that will support some of our most vulnerable residents, including those at risk or experiencing homelessness.
Funding is provided in the following amounts to these 14 additional projects:
- Integrated Elder Care, Inc. has been awarded $11,589,180 to rehabilitate a licensed residential care facility for the elderly in Redlands, San Bernardino County that will prioritize SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and recipients over the age of 50 . The project add 52 beds.
- Senior Coast Living has been awarded $9,079,550 to acquire and convert an existing motel in National City, San Diego County into a licensed residential care facility for the elderly that will serve SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and recipients. The project will add 68 beds.
- JWCH Institute, Inc. received $8,287,727 to acquire and renovate a licensed adult residential facility in Azusa, Los Angeles County. The project will add 96 beds.
- East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation has received $4,986,000 to construct a new building with permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and households in Oakland, Alameda County. The project will add 30 units.
- Native Directions and Home CA received awards for two projects, one in Shingle Springs (El Dorado County) for $4,548,890 and the second in Rescue (El Dorado County) for $4,597,895. These funds will be used to build two separate licensed adult residential facilities to serve tribal members in the San Joaquin Delta area with long-term housing and links to support services. Each project will add 30 beds.
- Self Help Enterprises received $4,051,471 to build prefabricated mobile homes for homeless residents in Goshen, Tulare County. The project will add 36 units.
- Progressive Care, Inc. received $2,054,597 to rehabilitate an existing licensed adult residential facility in Whittier, Los Angeles County to expand capacity for SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and recipients. The project will add 28 beds.
- The Berkeley Food and Housing Project received $1,180,325 to convert an existing shelter in Berkeley (Alameda County) into a licensed adult residential facility. The project will add 15 beds.
- The Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness has received $1,001,338 to renovate an existing licensed adult residential facility in Santa Barbara that will prioritize SSI/SSP and CAPI eligible individuals who are at risk of being left without shelter. The project will add 9 beds.
- Xencare II, Inc. received awards for two projects in Fresno. One project received $661,106 to convert an existing residential structure into a licensed residential care facility for the elderly. The other project received $620,013 to build a licensed residential care facility for the elderly. Each project will add 3 beds.
- PathPoint received $191,480 to renovate and expand an existing licensed adult residential facility in Santa Barbara. The project will add 2 beds.
- The Housing Consortium of the East Bay received $157,465 in predevelopment funds to develop schematic designs for one-bedroom permanent supportive housing units for medically vulnerable seniors in Oakland, Alameda County.
The Governor’s multi-billion dollar housing investments for the homeless will provide more than 55,000 new homes and treatment windows in the coming years. Building on last year’s historic $12 billion investment to help get the most vulnerable people off the streets, the state budget is investing an additional $3 billion this year in housing for the behavioral health, emergency homelessness, and camp rehousing strategies, creating a package totaling more than $15 billion. in financing.