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Supervisors Approve Nearly $12M in Federal Funds for Unsheltered San Diegans



The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to receive almost $12 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department to help homeless people, or those at risk of being homeless.

The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congress passed in March 2021 to help Americans struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to board Chairman Nathan Fletcher’s office, the money will help develop around 100 permanent housing units by working with existing projects to make more units within them affordable-rate housing.

“Today, we took another step in the right direction when it comes to tackling the housing and homelessness crises,” Fletcher said in a statement.

Fletcher said the county is “leveraging every resource available to keep people in their homes, and get people who are already on the street off of them.”

HUD allocated the money to local governments as part of its HOME Investment Partnership program.

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