SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The U.S. Department of Housing awarded over $14 million in grant money to local programs that help homeless people and families throughout San Diego County, officials announced Thursday.
The San Diego County Department of Housing and Community Development applied for the funds on behalf of the region earlier this year, county housing analyst Dolores Diaz said.
The funds will go to 52 programs that provide services such as housing aid, job training, health care, counseling, substance abuse treatment and childcare to homeless individuals and families.
The grant amount ranged from $33,000 to $1.7 million, depending on the
program. The county expected to receive the funds early next year, Diaz said.
Two programs that received the most funds were Solutions Consortium -- a transitional housing program that provides beds and other services to various locations throughout the city of San Diego -- and the San Diego Housing Commission Merged grant, a permanent housing program that offers rental assistance to disabled and homeless people in San Diego.
They were given $1.7 million and $1 million, respectively, Diaz said.
The county could get an additional $1.7 million as four programs were waiting to be approved by the Department of Housing. The proposed projects would provide long-term housing and support services for homeless people and families as well as homeless survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, she said.
California received $236 million. The San Diego region was awarded the fourth highest amount behind Los Angeles, Oakland/Alameda and San Francisco.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.
Two of the region's largest federal enterprises, military bases and border patrol, are unlikely to face major disruptions in the event of a looming government shutdown that experts say likely is to occur at midnight.