San Diego County officers put out a name Wednesday seeking to buy and place sleeping cabins to increase emergency housing choices for San Diegans with out shelter.
The county Well being and Human Providers Company is looking for accomplice organizations for the cabins, and on Wednesday the Division of Homeless Options and Equitable Communities opened grant functions to buy the cabins instantly from a pre-approved vendor, based on a county assertion.
“We’re in a housing disaster and each new protected shelter made out there might help somebody transfer a step nearer to securing everlasting housing,” stated Barbara Jiménez, county group operations officer. “It is a distinctive alternative for organizations with a parking zone or different house to assist us rapidly increase our capability to soundly shelter extra individuals experiencing homelessness.”
The $1.5 million sleeping cabin program was authorised in 2022 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
In line with the county, round 100 Pallet Shelter cabins might be made out there to organizations by way of this program. Every cabin sleeps one to 2 individuals. The cabins have space for storing, a locking door and charging shops. They’re “gentle and durable constructions that may be rapidly arrange,” a county assertion reads.
Accomplice organizations chosen will obtain cabins instantly from Pallet Shelter.
“Grant funds will cowl the acquisition, supply and meeting of sleeping cabins,” the assertion reads. “Certified accomplice organizations would want to function the cabins on their property and serve individuals experiencing homelessness.”
These chosen would additionally must have funding and infrastructure for setup, zoning, allowing and ongoing amenities and companies to keep up the location.
Organizations ought to electronic mail [email protected] to join the informational webinar and/or obtain an utility packet. Certified candidates might be reviewed within the order they’re obtained and awarded on a rolling foundation till all have been awarded.
–Metropolis Information Service