The Murrieta City Council met Tuesday, Aug. 4, to discuss homelessness in Murrieta and to provide direction to staff regarding Project Homekey, a grant opportunity to benefit the homeless. The city council voted 4-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Scott Vinton opposed, to continue investigating Project Homekey and to submit the application for funding.
New state funding, also known as Project Homekey, would allow the city to purchase new shelters with $60 million in funding. The city is currently looking at two potential shelter locations if granted funding by Project Homekey.
“Homelessness is a complex issue that disproportionately affects California more than any other state,” Brian Ambrose, senior program manager, said.
In Murrieta, there are 18 homeless individuals, according to Ambro