County CDBG Funds Support West Valley Organizations Providing Services for Those In Need

COUNTY CDBG FUNDS SUPPORT WEST VALLEY ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THOSE IN NEED

SAN JOSE –Santa Clara County’s Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Program helped support the vital work of West Valley organizations over the past year to provide much-needed resources and supportive services for low-income households and older adults, according to a report recently approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

“The past few years have been tough on all of us, but older adults and folks of modest means have been hit hardest by the effects of the global pandemic and rising costs that stretch every dollar thinner,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. “I’m glad we could use this funding to support organizations doing the good work out in the community.”

West Valley programs and organizations that received CDBG funding include: the Live Oak Adult Day Services Day Care in Los Gatos and Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council, which provide adult day care programs; Senior Adults Legal Assistance, which provides legal assistance for older adults in Saratoga, Los Gatos, and Campbell; and West Valley Community Services (WVCS), which helps connect families and individuals with case management and services.

The LifeMoves Opportunity Center in Palo Alto also received CDBG funds to help provide case management, housing search and placement, and meals and laundry for unhoused residents and those at risk of becoming homeless.

The CDBG Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. This federally funded program aims to assist local jurisdictions in supporting low-income households and residents with special needs.

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