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City, County To Seek State Homeless Housing Money After Initial Whiff



The city and county are preparing to apply for state homeless housing funds after missing an initial deadline for roughly $61 million reserved for the San Diego region.

Mayor Todd Gloria and Nathan Fletcher, chair of the county Board of Supervisors, announced Thursday that the city and county are setting the stage to seek at least $11.8 million in state Project Homekey dollars to back a 40-unit supportive housing project in El Cerrito. The proposed project includes prefabricated, container-based housing units and a health and rehabilitation clinic.

In a Thursday statement, Gloria cheered the partnership between the city and county and said he was grateful for the state’s support of local efforts to combat homelessness.

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