HUD and VA gives LA money for homeless vets

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Los Angeles, California: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 homeless veterans, the agencies said in a joint . . . → Read More: HUD and VA gives LA money for homeless vets

San Francisco Public Housing is now ran by private developers

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco’s Housing Authority has completed the transfer of the last of the city’s public housing to private developers. The Housing Authority has relinquished control of nearly 3,500 units to private management since 2014.

The Problem: Bad management Federal disinvestment Struggling to keep the housing units in habitable condition Unprecedented housing crisis . . . → Read More: San Francisco Public Housing is now ran by private developers

Aid to homeless veterans ends this month

Transitional housing funding for Veterans ends September 30th

U.S. Vets program funded by the Veterans Administration that provided transitional housing to military veterans until permanent housing could be secured ends on Sept. 30, which will shut down the program.

There are 19 veterans in transitional housing in Barstow and all of them will remain in . . . → Read More: Aid to homeless veterans ends this month

Veteran’s with vouchers not finding landlords

Veteran’s finding a voucher is not a golden ticket

Veterans’ families with vouchers in hand are taking four months to find housing; for single adult veterans, the wait is eight months.

The Problem:

At least 2,200 homeless people in Los Angeles County with a voucher but no place to use it. There are more than . . . → Read More: Veteran’s with vouchers not finding landlords

L.A. turning motels into homes for veterans

L.A. to renovate run-down properties into viable apartments for homeless veterans

Los Angeles will tackle the issue of homeless veterans by acquiring “nuisance” properties like motels and creating 500 permanent structures. The apartments will be renovated to ensure the vets have reliable housing.

The Problem: There are about 2,700 homeless veterans in the county Many . . . → Read More: L.A. turning motels into homes for veterans

L.A. is seizing tiny houses from the homeless

Los Angeles removes tiny houses donated to the homeless

L.A. residents, some of whom where once homeless themselves, had placed tiny houses within encampments on overpasses along the 110 Freeway, for homeless people to use instead of tents.

One citizen said he has built and placed 37 tiny houses from Van Nuys to Inglewood, . . . → Read More: L.A. is seizing tiny houses from the homeless

Section 8 Housing raid in Hemet

Hemet Public Housing Raid

A regional gang task force raided four Section 8 housing locations in and near Hemet where they made three arrests.

Task force officers and federal Housing and Urban Development agents served the search warrants Thursday, April 28, on Section 8 recipients suspected of receiving federal aid while housing violent felons, gang . . . → Read More: Section 8 Housing raid in Hemet

San Diego Housing Authority using funds to home veterans

San Diego Veterans get affordable housing

The board of the San Diego County Housing Authority consists of the five members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and two tenants. The Housing Authority voted 6-0 April 13, with Supervisor Greg Cox at a California Coastal Commission meeting, to approve the use of $400,000 from . . . → Read More: San Diego Housing Authority using funds to home veterans

Mercy provides affordable housing for 18 – 24 year olds

A nonprofit called Mercy provides subsidized affordable housing for low-income residents, including 25 apartments reserved for 18- to 24-year-olds.

The nonprofit welcomes students but has to limit student residents to part-timers to qualify for federal tax credits. These tax credits make it possible to build this sort of public housing alternative.

 

Housing Authority of the County of Monterey accepting applications

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3.

On Sept. 1, the instructions to apply will be on the website at www.hamonterey.org.

There will also be a list of . . . → Read More: Housing Authority of the County of Monterey accepting applications