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Three State Homeless Parcels Offered Here

Governor Newsom is calling on cities and counties to submit housing and shelter proposals for state-owned properties that are now available. But Nevada County is not sounding very interested. The Director of Housing and Child Support Services, Mike Dent, says three parcels are available here, including one owned by Cal Trans near Highway 20 in Penn Valley…

click to listen to Mike Dent

Another Cal Trans property is near Mooney Flat Road off Highway 20, not far from Smartsville, and the third one is an abandoned CHP building in the Truckee area. The state is also offering local governments one-dollar leases and officials say the 650-million dollars in State Emergency Homeless Aid can be used to build out sites. But Dent has major feasibility concerns…

click to listen to Mike Dent

286 properties have been made available, statewide, also including vacant lots, fairgrounds, armories, and various buildings. Last month, Newsom travelled to six California cities, including Grass Valley, participating in local point-in-time homeless counts.

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