This past week, officials announced that $499,581 in funds will be heading to San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties to fight the homelessness crisis. These funds will be used to maintain emergency shelters, conduct street outreach programs, and rapidly re-house those experiencing homelessness.
“Homelessness is a crisis in our community and every dollar counts. I’m proud to announce these funds will be heading straight to San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties so folks can get off the streets and into the care they need,” said Congressman Josh Harder. “I’ll continue to work around the clock to bring home the funding we need to get this crisis under control.”
The funds come from the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program’s goal is to eliminate homelessness by focusing on assisting individuals and families with achieving economic and social independence through rapid rehousing assistance, emergency shelters, homelessness prevention and street outreach services as well as supportive services including counseling, substance abuse treatment, and job training.