The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is receiving additional funding to support homeless people with mental health issues find housing. The grant, through The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), funds the Continuum of Care Grant Program. Michelle Violet with Nevada County Behavioral Health Department says the 108,000 dollar grant primarily covers rent for multiple units around Nevada City and Grass Valley.
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Th grant renewal will ensure that the local Permanent Supported Housing Program, Summer’s Haven, will remain in operation for the next two years.
Participants in this program have to be homeless, have a serious mental illness, be enrolled in or eligible for a Nevada County Mental Health Services, and have income of 50% or less of the area median income. Grant funds are used to pay for master leases, operating costs and administration.