Monterey/San Benito Counties, California—On January 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded almost $2 million dollars in funding to Monterey and San Benito County homeless programs. Local programs supported by the grants offer a variety of housing and services including street outreach, transitional housing, rental assistance programs and permanent supportive housing.

Grants were awarded to 7 local agencies to help support a variety of homeless programs.  HUD awardees are: San Benito County Health and Human Services, Community Homeless Solutions, Interim, Inc., MidPen Housing Corporation, Community Human Services, the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey and the Veterans Transition Center. 

 Katherine Thoeni, the Executive Officer of the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers had this to say, “Monterey and San Benito Counties join other Continuums of Care throughout the Nation in thanking HUD for continuing support of our programs.  The grants awarded will assist homeless Veterans, youth, families, individuals, chronically homeless, families in recovery and those with serious mental illness.” She went on to add, “Continued and expanded support of homeless efforts are critically needed in our community.”