September 20, 2016 > Board approves investing $8.3 million in winter shelters
Board approves investing $8.3 million in winter shelters
Submitted By Janice Rombeck
With the chilly weather months approaching, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a five-year Cold Weather Shelter Program that will provide about 360 more beds a year for homeless individuals through 2021.
At their meeting on September 13, Supervisors voted to invest $5.8 million to provide emergency shelter and services for 130 homeless people a year at the Gilroy Armory and for 125 a year at the North County Winter Shelter in Sunnyvale. The shelters will be operated by HomeFirst of Santa Clara County.
ÒOur ultimate goal, of course, is to provide permanent housing and services for our homeless population throughout the County,Ó said Board President Dave Cortese. ÒBut we need to shelter as many people as we can in the meantime and especially during wet weather.Ó
For more information, call the Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese at (408) 299-5030.