Walnut Creek is joining with Concord, Pittsburg, and Antioch to apply for $1.2 million in federal Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program funds.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a $1.5 billion pot of money for this homeless program.
Walnut Creek and the three other Contra Costa cities are jointly applying for these funds and intend to use them to subcontract with private nonprofit agencies to create a coordinated network of homeless prevention counseling and financial assistance programs.
If this four-city application is successful, Walnut Creek would receive up to $300,000 to give to a collaborative of nonprofits to provide counseling and short-term financial assistance for housing for Walnut Creek families who have recently become homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless.
Walnut Creek’s housing program manager, in a staff report, is urging the City Council Tuesday night to adopt a resolution to seek these homeless prevention funds.