Linda Braunschweiger, CEO
PROPOSITIONS 1 & 2 APPROVED BY CALIFORNIA VOTERS!
What a difference a night can make for VCHTF! With the passage of both Props. 1 and 2 voters have recognized the need for more affordable housing, stable places to live, and opportunities for all. "Communities experience greater stability, inclusivity and prosperity with better health, education and employment outcomes when we invest in affordable and supportive homes,” said Lisa Hershey, Executive Director of Housing California and co-chair of the coalition to pass Props 1 and 2.
Now VCHTF has the opportunity to apply for up to $10M in matching funds in $5M increments for Ventura County. VCHTF will have to raise $10M in the next couple of years to receive the $10M match. I am confident with all your help we can accomplish this task.
Prop 1 will dedicate funding to build and preserve housing, including supportive housing, and provide homeowner assistance through a variety of proven and effective programs, including:
The state is expected to issue its first notices of funding availability in spring 2019. In recent months HCD has indicated that the LHTF Matching Grant Program will likely begin funding in 2020.
"Prop 2 is equally important, providing supportive homes for our fellow Californians living with a mental illness struggling to survive on the streets or in shelters without the stability and access to services they need. With $2 billion, Prop 2 will build an additional 20,000 supportive rental homes that provide mental health services to help end homelessness for thousands of people. Homelessness advocates, doctors, mental health professionals, emergency responders, and law enforcement all agree – supportive housing works and we need it if we are to end chronic homelessness in California." said Lisa Hershey, Executive Director of Housing California
Congratulations! Now the work begins.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - JANUARY 2019
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