SAHA Housing Projects Receive Prop. 41 Grants

Nearly 700 low-income and homeless veterans and their families will benefit from affordable housing opportunities announced on June 30 by three state agencies.

SAHA's Tabora Gardens and Valley View were two of the seventeen projects throughout California that will receive funding through Proposition 41 and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program (VHHP).

The announcement by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Department of Veterans Affairs, and the California Housing Finance Agency represents the first round of funding through Proposition 41 and the VHHP and will be directed to 17 housing developments statewide (see list below). The majority of these developments have committed to providing intensive supportive services responsive to veterans' individual needs, such as case management, drug and alcohol counseling, health clinics, disability benefit advocacy, as well as family and childcare services.

Tabora Gardens in Antioch, and Valley View in American Canyon will provide vital housing and support services to senior veterans and seniors with special needs.

A second round of awards is expected to be available this fall, providing additional opportunities to apply for and receive funds for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable multifamily housing for California's veterans and their families.

In October 2013, the Governor signed AB 639, which authorized $600 million in general obligation bonds to provide for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable multifamily permanent, transitional and supportive housing for low-income and homeless veterans. In June 2014, California voters approved Proposition 41, providing funding for the program.