No Place Like Home program addresses affordable housing issues

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Fiona Ma is the 2nd District Board of Equalization (B.O.E.) board member, December 2, 2014. Her counties are Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Lassen, portion of Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, portion of San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba.

The California Health Facilities Financing Authority recently announced the sale of $500 million in revenue bonds to fund the No Place Like Home program.
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County’s homeless single adult population rises

While Alameda County has made great strides in preventing and reducing homelessness among families, veterans and the mentally ill, the number of homeless single adults has swelled since 2009, according to the results of a biennial census released last month. Conducted in January — by EveryOne Home, a nonprofit organization
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Division plans to create affordable housing for mentally-ill adults

The city of Berkeley’s Mental Health Division is planning a $15 million project to create affordable, permanent housing in Berkeley for mentally-ill adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The project — overseen by the division in conjunction with the California Department of Mental Health and the California
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