Senator Wiener’s Statement on Project Homekey Grant for Permanent Housing for Homeless in San Francisco

September 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement as the California Department of Housing and Community Development announced that San Francisco would receive $44,840,003 in grant funding to create permanent housing for for those experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. This funding will allow the city of San Francisco to acquire a hotel and convert it into 232 units of permanent housing for some of the most at-risk individuals in our community.

“I want to thank Governor Newsom and the California Department of Housing and Community Development for awarding the Project Homekey grant to San Francisco so we can build permanent supportive housing for members of our community who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. These units will undoubtedly save a lot of lives. We cannot keep letting people suffer and die on our streets. Sadly, we have only seen homelessness and housing insecurity worsen with the pandemic. This award gives me some hope in a hard time, and we need more initiatives like this one if we plan to solve our homelessness crisis.”