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City of Arcadia Receives Grant to Prevent Homelessness

This program is targeted towards individuals at-risk of becoming homeless or those who are recently homeless.  | Courtesy photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

As many residents struggle to pay bills and remain housed, the City of Arcadia received a grant for homeless prevention and diversion.

The City of Arcadia is partnering with Union Station Homeless Services to “initiate and facilitate problem solving conversations with clients in order to identify actions needed to either ensure they remain in housing or move them quickly into housing,” according to a press release from the city. Union Station will determine the client’s eligibility for the program. This program is targeted towards individuals at-risk of becoming homeless or those who are recently homeless.

The city says potential outcomes based on “problem solving conversations” would include resolving conflicts with roommates, providing short-term rental assistance to prevent eviction, and helping a client reunite with family members. This grant can also pay for electric and other bills, credit checks, housing application fees, and the like in order to prevent homelessness. Resources include:

  • Short term rental assistance.
  • Paying housing application fees.
  • Paying security deposits.
  • Paying utility bills.
  • Moving costs.
  • Food assistance.
  • Transportation and more.

This program is only available for Arcadia residents. For more information, contact Erik Deurmeier at Union Station Homeless Services at (626) 734-3971, edeurmeier@unionstationhs.org or Sara Somogyi, at the City of Arcadia at (626) 821-4369 or ssomogyi@arcadiaca.gov.

January 18, 2021

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “City of Arcadia Receives Grant to Prevent Homelessness”

  1. Not a sheep says:

    Great, more money to go missing… “grants” aren’t how you combat homelessness…

  2. Not a sheep says:

    “This program is only available for Arcadia residents.“

    So basically this program is for apparently homeless people that “reside” in a wealthy suburb? What about the homeless people that live in Arcadia that obviously do not have a residence… thanks a lot liberals

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