Monterey/San Benito Counties, California—On January 11, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1,864,563 in funding to Monterey and San Benito County homeless programs.  Local programs supported by the grants offer a variety of housing and services including street outreach, transitional housing, rental assistance programs, permanent supportive housing and homeless planning activities.

Grants were awarded to 8 local agencies to help support 14 programs.  HUD awardees are; The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey, Veterans Transition Center, Community Homeless Solutions, Interim, Inc., Community Human Services, San Benito Health and Human Services, MidPen Housing Corporation and the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers.

Katherine Thoeni, the Executive Officer of the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers had this to say, “Monterey and San Benito Counties join other Continuums of Care throughout the Nation in thanking HUD for the continuing support for our programs.  The grants awarded will assist homeless Veterans, youth, families, individuals, chronically homeless, families in recovery and those with serious mental illness.”  She went on to add, “Continued and expanded support of homeless efforts are critically needed in our community.”