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2 Bay Area cities receive funding to reduce family homelessness

KCBS Radio San Francisco logo KCBS Radio San Francisco 6/25/2022 Kcbs Radio Staff
Oakland and Livermore will receive the funds to help with the family homeless crisis. © Provided by KCBS Radio San Francisco Oakland and Livermore will receive the funds to help with the family homeless crisis.

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – Two Bay Area cities are among 10 regions throughout California to receive $17 million in Family Homelessness Challenge Grant funds with the goal of reducing family homelessness in the state.

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Oakland and Livermore will receive the funds to help with the family homeless crisis. The awards are provided through the California Interagency Council on Homelessness, Governor Newsom's office said in a release.

Livermore, with a population of 91,000, will receive $581,000 from the fund. Oakland, the Bay Area's third-largest city with a population of 423,000, will receive $2 million.

"This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. With these grants, communities throughout the state are stepping up with their own solutions and best practices – cutting through red tape to effectively and efficiently eliminate family homelessness," Governor Newsom said in a release.

The homeless investment will create more than 55,000 new housing units and treatment areas, the release said.

The other cities in California that will receive funding are Fontana, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salinas, Pasadena, Sacramento, Mendocino and Santa Clara counties.

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