Santa Cruz County looking offering financial incentives to house the homeless with “Rehousing Wave”

Santa Cruz County looking offering financial incentives to house the homeless with “Rehousing Wave”

The county is working with non-profits to find property owners and managers to offer housing to those experiencing homelessness. One of the non-profits contracted by the county, Abode, said they will give a $1,000 bonus for anyone who offer a unit.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE I’M ERIN CLARK. AND I’M DAN GEN. RE WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH SANTA CRUZ COUNTY OFFICIALLY STARTING THEIR “REHOUSING WAVE” PROG. RA IT’S AN 8 MILLION DOLLAR EFFORT BY MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS TO FIND PERMANENT HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS.. ACTION NEWS 8 REPORTER CHRISTOPHER SALAS IS LIVE IN SANTA CRUZ NOW.. WITH MORE ON PART OF THE PROGRAM THAT’S LOOKINGO T PAY HOMEOWNERS TO BE LANDLORDS.. DAN/ERI. N. THAT’S RIGHT.. E TH COUNTY WILL OFFER A NUMBER OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO PROPERTY OWNERS WHO CAN OFFER HOUSING. .. THEY’RE HOPING THIS WILL help establish permanent and stable housing. AS THE PANDEMIC ENDS. .. SO DOES FUNDING FOR PROJECT ROOMKEY.. THE PROGRAM THAT TEMPORARILY HOUSED PEOPLE IN MOTELS. KATIE FANTIN 01:05:58 “Our primary goal is to help folks who have been in the transitional motels for the last 12-15 months, to help them find the next housing option.” T HAT NEXT OPTION… COUD BE ANYONE WITH A SPARE UNIT… 01:10:02 “We’re really relying on the good heartiness of e thSanta Cruz community to help us do that.” 01:09:32 “Whether it’s a spare room, wheer th it’s an apartment, whether it’s a house… We’re lo oking for any and all available housing options.” FANTIN’S NON-OF PR ORGANIZATION — ABODE –S I ONE OF SEVERAL WORKING WITH THE COUNTY TO FIND HOUSG.IN GIVING A ONE- THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS OFFERING A UNIT.. .. 01:08:24 “This is a business decision for you, to help someone who needs housing.” THE GOAL.. TO WORK WITH TENANTS TO BECOME SELF- SUFFICIENT AND RAISE THEIR INCOME.. IT’S ALL PART OF WHAT THE COUNTY IS MARKETING AS THE REHOUSING WAVE .. ZOOM 02:00 “The idea of a wave is like we’re all in this together, kind of creating a movement.” ROBERT RATNER IS THE HOUSING FOR HEALTH DIRECTOR IN THE COUN.. TY HE SAID THOSE WHO PROVIDE HOUSING WILL AO LSRECEIVE RENTAL SUBSIDIES… AND MONEY TO COVER ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.. SECURITY DEPOSITS.. OR PR OPERTY DAMAG. E. ALONG WITH CASE MANAGERS WORKING WITH TENANTS .. ZOOM 04:49 “To really make sure we’re accounting for concerns about risk, that any property owners or managers may have we have that collection of resources.” THE COUNTY ACKNOWLEDG ES — DESPITE THE FINANCI AL INCENTIVES — IT COULD STILL BE DIFFICULT FINDI NG WILLING PARTNERS. :5127 “I think there’s an assumption that someone who’s experiencing homelessness would make a bad tenant, and that’s just not real. I think homelessness can happen to anyone, under any circumstances and frankly it has.” 01::1132 “We’re just here to try adn provi de a good match for our landlord and to help them break down some of t stigma and barriers that they might have in that situatn.io FANTIN SAID THEY WILL HOUSE THEIR FIRST PEOP LE WITHIN THE PROGRAM AT E TH END OF THIS WEEK. THE COUNTY HAS SET A G

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Santa Cruz County looking offering financial incentives to house the homeless with “Rehousing Wave”

The county is working with non-profits to find property owners and managers to offer housing to those experiencing homelessness. One of the non-profits contracted by the county, Abode, said they will give a $1,000 bonus for anyone who offer a unit.

The county is working with non-profits to find property owners and managers to offer housing to those experiencing homelessness. One of the non-profits contracted by the county, Abode, said they will give a $1,000 bonus for anyone who offer a unit.

The county is working with non-profits to find property owners and managers to offer housing to those experiencing homelessness. One of the non-profits contracted by the county, Abode, said they will give a $1,000 bonus for anyone who offer a unit.

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