(From Press Release) – On June 14, the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded the County of Yolo two No Place Like Home grants with a combined total award amount of $12,365,747 to build new permanent supportive housing for people living with a mental illness who qualify as at-risk of homelessness, homeless or chronically homeless.
The new housing projects will be located in West Sacramento and Woodland in partnerships with local housing developers Mercy Housing California and Friends of the Mission, and the cities of West Sacramento and Woodland.
The West Sacramento housing project will be developed by Mercy Housing. The project will include 85 units of housing, 41 of which will be paid for with No Place Like Home funding. Mercy Housing is working with the City of West Sacramento to secure a combination of other funding sources for the remaining 44 units. All 85 units will be one-bedroom apartments.
The Woodland housing project will be developed by Friends of the Mission. The project will include 61 units of housing, 29 of which will be paid for with No Place Like Home funding. Friends of the Mission is working with the City of Woodland to secure a combination of other funding sources for the remaining 32 units. The site will offer 61 manufactured units split between 36 buildings, including 11 single family homes and 25 duplex units.
The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency will offer on-site supportive services to the residents of No Place Like Home-funded units in both projects.
“While these projects are still in the early stages of development, we are excited to have achieved this significant milestone in our efforts to expand the availability of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in our communities,” said Yolo County Supervisor Oscar Villegas.
“Securing the No Place Like Home grants is critical to the launch of these important projects and will allow our partners to leverage other funding sources necessary to see them through to completion,” said Yolo County Supervisors Gary Sandy. “Once built, both housing complexes will significantly expand opportunities and resources for some of our most vulnerable residents living with mental illness. Moving individuals off the street into an environment where we can better assess and diagnose their needs is a real step forward in addressing homelessness”
For more information on homelessness in Yolo County, view the Yolo County Homeless Count Report for 2019 here: https://www.yolocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=58761.