San Mateo County Homeless to Get Rental Assistance

San Mateo County residents will receive money through the county's Human Services Agency, which serves homeless clients through rental and utility assistance.


San Mateo County residents are poised to receive money through a county organization awarded $100,000 by the state's Community Services and Development (CSD) department.

The Department announced Friday that it has granted $1.6 million to programs and agencies throughout the state that assist low-income residents through community services.

“These grants provide communities around the state with opportunities to create and implement innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for low-income Californians targeting their local needs,” said CSD Acting Director Linné Stout.

The CSD in turn receives its funding from the federal Community Services Block Grant program.

In San Mateo County, the county's Human Services Agency was awarded $100,000 for the Rapid Re-Housing Project, a homeless services targeted initiative to provide rental assistance to homeless families and individuals who are ready to exit a shelter, but lack the savings to secure permanent housing. 

The awards were based on involvement in one of five categories centering on employment, homeless, youth, nutritiion and innovation, CSD information officer Rachel Arrezola said.

PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - What do you think of this initiative? Will it help our local homeless? What other services do you think homeless and low-income residents need? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.


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