In the wake of historic flooding, Harder announces federal funds for new housing projects and expansion of recovery care.
WASHINGTON – RealEstateRama – Representative Josh Harder recently announced $6 million in funding for three community projects, providing emergency and long-term housing as well as holistic substance-use recovery care in the cities of Manteca and Tracy. These projects will help get more people off the streets and into long-term, stable housing in a where flooding and housing instability have skyrocketed in San Joaquin County.
These projects include:
- The Tracy Temporary Emergency Housing Facility, the first emergency housing center in Tracy;
- The Manteca Navigation Center, the first long-term housing center in Manteca;
- An expansion of services provided by Community Medical Centers’ (CMC) in Manteca through a Recovery Center.
“I’m excited we’re one step closer to making these projects a reality. It’s a matter of the long-term health and safety of our community that we see this through,” said Rep. Harder. “We have an urgent need for more housing and care services in San Joaquin County and given the devastation we’ve seen from the recent floods that need is only getting greater. I want to celebrate the City of Tracy, City of Manteca, and the Community Medical Centers teams for all their hard work and collaboration on these projects that will absolutely save lives.”
“The City of Manteca greatly appreciates the work of Congressman Harder to secure funding for our future Navigation Center,” said Manteca Mayor Gary Singh. “Adding this federal contribution to the money we received from the state of California and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors means we really are taking the positive steps to help our unsheltered have resources to independence.”
Lei McMiller, CMC’s Associate Director-Substance Use added, “The new Manteca location will provide a pathway toward recovery. It’s really looking at the whole person. With our medical team working hand-in-hand with our behavioral health and substance use team, we will be able to address the needs of our patients and the community.”
Thousands of people in San Joaquin County are without permanent housing or proper access to substance-use related care. That combined with the recent flooding and hundreds more people displaced, these projects couldn’t come at a more important time. Together, these projects in Tracy and Manteca will house hundreds of people, helping them transition into stability. The CMC Manteca Recovery Center will focus on expanding a range of recovery services in the area including outpatient care for substance use disorder and opioid dependence, case management, and long-term sustainability of sobriety.