Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – The Hope through Housing Foundation’s program to build resiliency in individuals who have experienced homelessness in San Diego has received an annual funding grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program.
The Unlocking Opportunities program that delivers a customized mix of services to build health, promote housing retention, boost economic mobility and foster self-sufficiency. They are delivered to residents of Permanent Supportive Housing at National CORE affordable living communities.
Ten of National CORE’s 19 San Diego County developments serve formerly homeless or other special needs populations. Nine more are under construction or in development.
HUD’s Continuum of Care program has given Hope through Housing a $250,000 grant to support these residents.
“The Continuum of Care grant will provide a stable baseline of support for our most vulnerable residents,” Hope through Housing President Gregory Bradbard said. “With this funding, we can ensure our residents receive the support they need for a variety of challenges in their journey to independent living.”
Hope through Housing’s mission is to help break the cycle of generational poverty. Utilizing onsite community centers and long-standing relationships with residents living within National CORE affordable apartment communities, it can deliver resources and support right where residents live. Hope through Housing offers services to more than 8,000 households and 24,000 residents.
Hope through Housing has three additional areas of focus.
The Connections to Care program supports senior residents with mental and physical health programs, social connectedness and financial aid, as well as a host of services that include transit support, disaster preparedness and aid in obtaining benefits. The Pathways to Economic Empowerment program supports family stabilization leading to economic mobility through a mix of secure, affordable apartment homes and onsite services/supports that empower adults to overcome barriers to employment and improve their financial situation. The Building Bright Futures initiative offers elementary to middle school students a safe, inclusive environment and daily support within 30 community centers.