Senator Patricia Bates Announces $4 Million in New Housing Funding for Orange and San Diego Counties

Monday, November 9, 2020

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded more than $4 million to local governments in Orange and San Diego Counties to fund housing-related projects.

“I am pleased that the Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded more housing funding to Orange and San Diego Counties,” said Senator Bates, a member of the Senate Housing Committee. “This funding will help house more people who are homeless and create more affordable long-term housing opportunities. I will continue to work with stakeholders to build on existing efforts to alleviate California’s housing crisis.”

The $4,002,677 in funding comes from California's Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. The breakdown in PLHA funding for Senator Bates' district is as follows:

  • County of Orange: $1,272,164 for operating subsidies for navigation centers, emergency shelters, and administrative costs;
  • County of San Diego: $1,979,966 for new construction of rental housing and homebuyer assistance;
  • City of Oceanside: $649,151 for new construction of emergency shelters; and
  • City of Rancho Santa Margarita: $101,396 for operating subsidies for permanent supportive housing.