Sen. Patricia Bates Announces More State Funding to Help House Young Adults

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded funding to Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless.

“I appreciate the efforts of the California Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure every region receives its fair share of state resources to help house young adults who may become homeless,” said Senator Bates, a member of the Senate Housing Committee. “This funding will help more people during these especially challenging times. I will continue to do what I can to advocate for Orange and San Diego counties in the allocation of state tax dollars.”

The County of Orange’s Social Services Agency received $221,210 and the County of San Diego’s Child Welfare Services received $212,565. Funding for the state grants comes from the Housing Navigators Program (HNP) funded by the 2019-20 California state budget. The grants are part of a total allocation of $4,786,985 in HNP funds to California's counties.

The HNP provides funding to counties for the support of housing navigators to help people between the ages of 18 and 21, to secure and maintain housing, with priority given to those in the foster care system. The county may use the funding to provide housing navigation services directly or through a contract with other housing assistance programs in the county.

On June 9, 2020, Senator Bates announced the awarding of Transitional Housing Program grants for Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless.