Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Welcomes Two New Project Homekey Investments Coming to Orange County

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Welcomes Two New Project Homekey Investments Coming to Orange County

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today the Governor announced two New Project Homekey investments are headed to Orange County. Under the Homekey program, local entities will partner with the state to acquire and rehabilitate a variety of housing types, including, but not limited to hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and residential care facilities in order to serve people experiencing homelessness or who are also at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

For one of the projects, Orange County will acquire a 60-unit motel that will be immediately rehabilitated and rapidly occupied as interim housing. The project will then be renovated and converted into permanent supportive housing.  This project is intended to address the need for housing for people experiencing homelessness in the surrounding communities.  The motel will serve as the central location for those experiencing homelessness in Orange County to receive wrap-around services.  

“As the Chair of the Select Committee on Orange County Chronic Homelessness I have seen first-hand the need for permanent supportive housing here in North Orange County,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  “Since the creation of the Navigation Centers in both Fullerton and Buena Park, along with the great work being done in the North Service Provider Area, we can really see the need for the next step of permanent supportive housing here in North Orange County, these two new Project Homekey projects will certainly provide a much needed service to our homeless community.”

Voice of OC: OC Business Reopenings, including Disneyland, Could Slow with New State Coronavirus Metric

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, Disney officials and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) have been pressuring Gov. Gavin Newsom to release theme park reopening guidelines over the past month. 

Orange County Health Care Agency Director and Public Health Officer But at a Wednesday news conference, Newsom said those guidelines won’t be coming out any time soon. 

“It’s very complex. These are like small cities, small communities,” Newsom said.

Governor Signs Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s Mental Health Services Bill

Governor Signs Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s Mental Health Services Bill

Today the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2265 (AB 2265), which will authorize counties to use Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds to treat people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Appointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Appointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) has been appointed, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media. This is a victory for the district, as the Assemblywoman has an abundance of amusement parks, entertainment, sports, beaches, and tourism around her district.

“I am thrilled to be the chair of this dynamic committee, as Orange County is booming with entertainment,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “The district and county host prominent attractions that contribute significantly to our economy, such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney, the Honda Center, and many more. I would like to thank the Speaker for appointing me to such an important committee.”