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San Diego Partners With HUD To Launch House America

SAN DIEGO, CA — Mayor Todd Gloria Monday joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge at a digital occasion to launch House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis.

House America is a nationwide partnership beneath which HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness invite mayors, county leaders, tribal nation leaders and governors to make use of investments offered by the American Rescue Plan. The partnership is meant to rehouse and build extra properties for these experiencing homelessness.

“I’m proud to join Secretary Fudge and the Biden Administration for the House America initiative,” Gloria stated. “Addressing San Diego’s housing affordability and homelessness challenges are two of the top priorities of my administration.

“Collaborating with HUD and USICH will assist us in our efforts to make sure that everybody has a secure and reasonably priced place to name house,” Gloria stated.

House America is the federal authorities’s response to the homelessness disaster, which was growing even earlier than the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, HUD launched half one in every of its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, which discovered that greater than 580,000 folks skilled homelessness within the United States on a single evening in January 2020.

COVID-19 has created higher urgency to deal with homelessness whereas concurrently slowing rehousing actions on account of capability points and impacts on rental-market vacancies.

Through the American Rescue Plan, San Diego acquired 480 emergency housing vouchers and $21 million in HOME Investment Partnerships grants to attach extra residents to secure properties.

As a member of House America, San Diego plans to accomplice with HUD to make use of American Rescue Plan resources and different state and native {dollars} to rehouse 2,065 households and add 1,053 new models of reasonably priced housing into the event pipeline by Dec. 31, 2022.

— City News Service

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