Grants awarded to create housing for older adults and adults with disabilities

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California Construction News staff writer

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has awarded $53 million for 14 projects aimed at housing older adults and adults with disabilities. More than 400 beds or units are expected to be created.

“We are supporting local communities to acquire, renovate and upgrade properties throughout the state – providing, not just a place to call home, but helping individuals stay out of homelessness,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “In California, we’re doubling down on our efforts to deliver more housing and services in record time and at a fraction of the price.”

Grants were awarded through the new Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program, which funds acquisitions, rehabilitation and construction of adult and senior care facilities, such as permanent supportive housing and recuperative care sites.

“These significant and timely investments will provide new housing options that will support older adults and adults with disabilities in California,” said CDSS Director Kim Johnson. “We must continue to combat our homelessness crisis. Through this effort, we are breathing new life into old facilities and acquiring and building new facilities that will support some of our most vulnerable residents, including people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.”

  • Integrated Elder Care: $11.6 million to rehabilitate an existing licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly in Redlands (San Bernardino County). The project will add 52 beds.
  • Senior Coast Living: $9.1 million to acquire and convert an existing motel in National City (San Diego County) into a licensed Residential Care Facility. The project will add 68 beds.
  • The JWCH Institute: $8.3 million to acquire and renovate a licensed adult residential Facility in Azusa (Los Angeles County). The project will add 96 beds.
  • East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation:$5 million to construct a new building with permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless individuals and households in Oakland (Alameda County). The project will add 30 units.
  • Native Directions and Home CA:$9.2 million to construct two separate licensed adult residential acilities to serve Tribal members in the San Joaquin Delta area. Each project will add 30 beds.
  • Self Help Enterprises:$4.1 million to construct prefabricated mobile homes for residents experiencing homelessness in Goshen (Tulare County), adding 36 units.
  • Progressive Care: $2.1 million to rehabilitate an existing licensed adult residential acility in Whittier (Los Angeles County). The project will add 28 beds.
  • The Berkeley Food and Housing Project: $1.2 million to convert an existing shelter in Berkeley (Alameda County) into a licensed Adult Residential Facility. The project will add 15 beds.
  • County of Santa Barbara: has been awarded $1 million to renovate an existing licensed adult residential facility. The project will add 9 beds.
  • Xencare II: $661,106 to convert an existing residential structure into a licensed residential care facility for the elderly and $620,013 to construct a licensed residential care facility. Each project will add 3 beds.
  • PathPoint: $191,480 to renovate and expand an existing facility in Santa Barbara. The project will add 2 beds.
  • Housing Consortium of the East Bay: $157,465 in predevelopment funds to develop schematic designs for  permanent supportive housing units for medically vulnerable seniors in Oakland (Alameda County).
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