California Department of Housing and Community Development awards grants to Interval House

Monday, June 1, 2015

Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to congratulate Interval House, a non-profit corporation in the City of Huntington Beach for receiving two awards from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The grants amount to $400,000 and will help assist Orange and Los Angeles County residents who are at risk of becoming homeless.

“I commend Interval House for receiving funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant program,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “As we continue our efforts to end homelessness in California and work to protect our most vulnerable populations, it is vital that the state and federal government continue to support local organizations that supplement statewide programs.”

The federal government established the ESG program in 2009 through the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and the HCD awards grants to eligible recipients. The program seeks to eliminate homelessness statewide by providing opportunities for individuals and families to achieve economic and social independence. Counseling, substance abuse treatment, and job preparation are among the services made available to program participants.

Thanks to the additional state funding, Interval House’s Emergency Shelter and Rapid Re-housing programs will be able to continue their mission of ensuring the safety of people who are battered, abused, or at risk; creating public awareness about the epidemic of violence; and mobilizing the community to prevent violence.

Interval House was founded in 1979 and offers specialized treatment programs and services, from emergency shelters and counseling to human trafficking and substance abuse recovery. These services are offered in over 70 different languages for both youth and adult victims in the counties of Los Angeles and Orange.