SACRAMENTO – Sept. 28, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom announced $137 million in the third round of Homekey awards. California’s nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties to be converted into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness, who are at high risk for serious illness, and are impacted by COVID-19. (View press release)
Mariposa County will purchase a 27-room hotel that the County has already been operating, ensuring the County can continue to provide shelter and patient care at the site for years to come.
The project will focus on serving seniors and people under 65 who have a disability. Although, combined, these two groups make up 42.1 percent of the County’s population, they represent a disproportionate 54 percent of the county’s existing COVID sheltered homeless population.
View fact sheet of all Homekey awards announced today.