HACSJ and Local Housing Announcements
On Wednesday, a ribbon-cutting event took place to celebrate the completion of the third phase of the new and affordable Crossway Residences project to support those in need. The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (HACSJ) and the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (SJCBHS) partnered together to convert former HACSJ’s administrative offices into studio apartments for the clients of SJCBHS.
The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin will be awarded 232 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The EHVs will provide rental assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness; at risk of experiencing homelessness; fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or were recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin has adopted a Landlord Incentive Program to encourage landlords to rent residential property to homeless Veterans through the Authority’s HUD-VASH rental assistance program. Funding for the Landlord Incentive Program is made possible through a grant award authorized by the City of Stockton to appropriate funding from the State of California’s Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP).
The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (“Authority”) has begun accepting referrals to issue vouchers to provide permanent rental assistance to up to 100 families and individuals, as funding permits, who are participating in a Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, Emergency Solutions Grants program, or a homeless program in San Joaquin County.
California Housing Partnership has just released a new 2021 report which documents the urgency and value of affordable housing preservation efforts statewide. According to this report, “California has already lost 18,043 subsidized affordable rental homes and another 6,785 subsidized affordable rental homes are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year. These homes house thousands of low-income seniors, families and individuals and can be found in 35 of California’s 55 counties.”
This year, 25 Sierra Vista youths will have the chance to learn rowing and swimming skills thanks to a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. This special opportunity, dubbed Row & Rise Together, will bring the full-body, low-impact sport to youth in the public housing complex, with assistance from Delta Sculling Center.