Orange County and Cities Receive Funding to Address Immediate Homelessness Challenges

Monday, April 13, 2020

Orange County and Cities Receive Funding to Address Immediate Homelessness Challenges

Orange County: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is proud to announce that the County of Orange, City of Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County Continuum of Care will be receiving funding to address immediate homelessness challenges.

“I am excited that Orange County and the cities will be receiving necessary state funds to address the homelessness crisis in our communities,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “Now more than ever, it is imperative that we protect the homeless population in Orange County.”

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom in July 2019. The legislation included a budget allocation of $650 million to provide block grants to local jurisdictions, including continuums of care, cities, and counties. The funds are awarded to local entities that apply, to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges. 

Grants Awarded

  • City of Anaheim                                                                                $ 8,422,162
  • Orange County                                                                                 $ 7,486,575
  • Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County Continuum of Care          $ 8,081,115

These one-time block grants were awarded by the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. This grant can be used for services, including, but not limited to, rental assistance and rapid re-housing, delivery of permanent housing, and new navigation centers and emergency shelters. 

“I would like to thank the county and cities for their dedication to help the homelessness issue in our region,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “It is a collaborative effort between the state and local governments to ensure we help those in need within our communities.”