FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Roxanne V. Wilson, Executive Officer

rwilson@chsp.org

 

 

CONTINUUM OF CARE SEEKS LANDLORDS TO ASSIST WITH 100 DAY CHALLENGE

 

MONTEREY, CA – The Lead Me Home Continuum of Care accepted the 100 Day Challenge to permanently house Project Roomkey (PRK) program participants in Monterey County. Governor Newsom initiated the Project Roomkey program early in the pandemic, where communities were to provide non-congregate shelter to medically fragile individuals and families. Since September 2020, Monterey County’s PRK program has served 177 individuals and has housed more than 50% into permanent housing, thanks to partnerships between the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers (CHSP), CSUMB Community Health Engagement, Central Coast Center for Independent Living, Interim, Inc., Community Homeless Solutions, Dorothy’s Place, Sun Street Centers, Step Up, the City of Salinas, the County of Monterey and the Housing Authority. Housing Resource Center has recently joined the Challenge, committing themselves to the ambitious goal of housing 70 consumers to permanent housing with the rest of the Challenge team.

 

A fundamental strategy practiced by this challenge is Rapid Re-housing, which attempts to match residents with market-rate housing through short-term financial assistance, landlord incentives, and deposits. Most importantly, housing navigators create long-lasting partnerships with landlords to support them with shared residents.

 

CHSP is actively seeking landlords who are willing to join us in housing our most vulnerable residents. For more information regarding becoming a partner landlord, the 100 Day Challenge, or the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers, please visit CHSP.org or email info@CHSP.org.

 

###