LB Health Dept. granted $6.3 million for homeless programs

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded $6.3 million for targeted homeless services. To date, this is the largest Homeless Continuum of Care grant by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded to the City.
The grants will fund 31 Health Department homeless services projects that provide an array of services, including permanent supportive housing, supportive services, and childcare to assist individuals and families in transitioning from homelessness into stable housing. Twelve projects are based at the Multi-Service Center, ten at the Villages at Cabrillo, and nine are Citywide programs.
“Critical services are provided under these grant-funded programs,” Health Department Director Ronald R. Arias said. “These grants will allow the Health Department to continue our work with community partners in addressing the needs of homeless individuals and families to provide a broad range of health and social services that will improve their well-being. The benefits to the community are great, especially in this time of economic hardship.”
For more information on these grants or the any of the City’s homeless programs, call (562) 570-4003.

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