Senator Patricia Bates Announces Housing Funding for South Orange County

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for providing funding to the cities of Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita to help keep vulnerable families housed.

“Ensuring local governments in my district receive their share of state funding is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Bates, the vice chair of the Senate Housing Committee. “I thank the Department of Housing and Community Development for ensuring that housing grants are distributed to communities throughout California.”

The funding comes from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. Allocations are based on a formula and can be used for eligible housing-related projects and programs to assist in addressing the unmet housing needs of communities. The City of Mission Viejo received $321,250 for outreach and coordination services for transitional housing. HCD estimates 45 households will benefit from the grant. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita received $157,602 for rental assistance, which HCD estimates will help 14 households.