SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the City of Palo received $26.6 million from the state Homekey program to build and operate a shelter to house community members experiencing homelessness in partnership with LifeMoves:
“I'm excited that California is sending $26.6 million to Palo Alto for the creation of desperately needed affordable housing in my district," said Assemblymember Berman. "We are committed to ending homelessness and getting our friends and neighbors off the street and into shelter. Building on the success of the Mountain View Homekey project, the Palo Alto shelter will provide urgently needed services that will help transition Palo Altans out of homelessness. Operated by LifeMoves, these shelters exemplify how local and state government, housing providers, nonprofits, and the community can successfully work together to help address our homelessness crisis. I look forward to seeing a Homekey project in every city in the state.”
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the award of $694 million for 35 projects that will create more than 2,500 new units in 19 communities throughout the state. In total, including today’s announcement, California’s historic Homekey program has created over 12,500 permanent and interim homes for people exiting homelessness, funding more than 200 local partnership projects statewide.