The city of Long Beach, California has been awarded a grant for more than $8-million to deal with homelessness. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will help the city provide services like workforce development and case management, and transitional and permanent housing.
The federal government has already been providing funding to help the homeless for over 15 years, but this year the city will get about half a million more than they got last year. The last homeless count in Long Beach was done in January 2017 and it showed there were 1,863 homeless people living on the city’s streets.
Mayor Robert Garcia says that homelessness remains “one of the top priority issues we continue to address day in and day out.”
Source: Local Records Office