Affordable housing, sustainable communities and homeless initiatives are all included.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $3.2 million in grants to the city of Berkeley for housing and homeless programs, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Tuesday.
Berkeley will receive a $2.4 million Community Development Block Grant to develop sustainable urban communities and a $223,000 Emergency Solution Grant to help support homeless individuals and families on the street.
The city will also receive a $584,000 grant from HUD’s Home Investment Partnerships Program to expand affordable housing opportunities to low-income and very low-income communities.
“I’m pleased that Berkeley will receive this critical federal funding to improve and increase access to housing for those most vulnerable in our communities,” Lee said in a statement.
“Affordable housing is a human right,” she said.