RIVERSIDE - A state grant totaling $29.5 million was awarded to Riverside County for the construction of nearly 150 apartments reserved for mentally ill individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of it, county officials announced today.
"This is one of the most significant investments in affordable housing that Riverside County has ever seen," Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions Department Director Heidi Marshall said. "This is important because it will provide much-needed, supportive housing, wrap-around services, and stability to the most vulnerable residents in our community."
The California Department of Housing & Community Development disbursed the "No Place Like Home'' grant in its latest round of awards.
According to Marshall, the funds will be us