To get community feedback on how best to spend this funding in Stanislaus County, a special virtual meeting is scheduled for October 21 from 3 to 5 pm.
In the single largest allocation of homeless-related funding ever received in our community, the Stanislaus County Community System of Care (SCOC) has been allocated $22,767,898 to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The importance of these funds is critical in allowing Stanislaus County to serve our community of individuals battling homelessness and to build upon the infrastructure of its continuum which guides those from homelessness to home,â€ stated Jason Conway, Chairperson for the Stanislaus Community System of Care.
The funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and its Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The source of the funding is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act enacted March 27, 2020.
These funds will continue and expand the great work in Stanislaus County of establishing a true pathway for our homeless neighbors to gain independence and security as they move through life,â€ stated Brad Hawn, Chairperson for the Stanislaus Homeless Alliance.
Communities are encouraged to prioritize the advancement of racial equity at all levels of the homeless response system and to ensure all eligible persons receive equitable services, support, and are served with dignity, respect, and compassion regardless of circumstances, ability, or identity.
To get community feedback on how best to spend the funds in Stanislaus County, a special virtual meeting is scheduled for October 21 from 3 to 5 pm. The meeting will be held via ZOOM. Click here for the CSOC agenda website and meeting link instructions.
You can also join the meeting by phone at 1-669-900-3920. The meeting ID is 852 1626 3920. The Password is 102337