City Awarded Measure H Funding for Homeless Plan Implementation
CITY AWARDED MEASURE H FUNDING FOR HOMELESS PLAN IMPLEMENTATION
Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Invest $375,000 in Santa Clarita
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles recently announced the recipients of increased Measure H funding to combat homelessness in cities throughout the county. The City of Santa Clarita is one of 20 cities receiving new grant funds to help implement the next phase of its plan to address and prevent homelessness.
The City of Santa Clarita will receive $300,000 from the L.A. County Homeless Initiative under the organization’s Priority Area 1 plan. These funds will be used to increase the supply of interim and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness. The City was also awarded $75,000 under Priority Area 2, which will be used to enhance services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
“The funds are coming to our community at a critical time,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean. “Our local service providers are at a point where funds are necessary to provide resources and opportunities to continue to implement the kind of programs and facilities that our community requires. We are hopeful that these funds will help towards a true and lasting impact on homelessness in Santa Clarita.”
The $300,000 awarded to the City will be used to acquire property for interim family housing for Family Promise in Santa Clarita. The $75,000 award will be put toward a homeless coordinator in the City, who will be responsible for administrative oversight of Santa Clarita’s Community Plan to Address Homelessness.
The L.A. County Homeless Initiative was created by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and is charged fighting homelessness in the county and provides oversight, hands-on guidance and funding to cities for services and programs through Measure H.
To learn more about the Community Plan to Address Homelessness, please call Rebecca Widdison, Management Analyst for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 284-1407.
Santa Clarita is home to a flourishing arts scene featuring public art pieces and youth arts education programs. The City administers an arts grants program and provides information and assistance to artists and cultural organizations through the New Heights: Artist Development Workshop. There are four, live theaters in Santa Clarita which regularly educate, entertain and enrich our community through a diverse blend of professional, educational and community programming. From popular musicians and classic plays to art galleries and historic tours, you will find it all in Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists. Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.
The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
Public Art is a tool to add to the personality of a community, while also encouraging creative expression and discussion. Many of the Public Art projects are an opportunity for the community to be a part of the construction of the pieces, thus creating truly "public" art.
The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.