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Health insurance can now help some Californians find housing

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Thanks to an experimental new program aimed at easing the state’s profound homelessness crisis, some Californians now can get housing help from an unlikely source: their health insurance plans.

With the launch this year of CalAIM, California is reimagining medical coverage by marrying healthcare and housing statewide for the first time. Under the new approach, certain high-risk and low-income Medi-Cal recipients can use their insurance plans for more than doctor’s visits and hospital stays — they can get help finding affordable or subsidized housing, cash for housing deposits, help preventing an eviction and more.

Proponents say the program acknowledges what doctors and social workers have known for years — it’s incredibly difficult to keep people healthy if they’re living on the streets or at risk of losing their home.

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Some Californians look to pod living in shared home as affordable housing option

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14 people living in one 3-bedroom house -- it’s part of a new concept to make housing affordable in California.

Rent for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in Palo Alto would normally run up to $8,000 per month.

Residents here are paying $800 monthly while they share amenities and sleep in pods.

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State awards Modesto $3.9M grant to create apartments for homeless young people

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California has awarded Modesto $3.9 million to purchase and convert a downtown office building into a 14-unit apartment complex for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office issued a news release Wednesday announcing the award, as well as awards for nine other projects across the state, including $24 million to Merced to purchase and convert a motel into 96 studio apartments.

The awards are part of Project Homekey, a state initiative. It provides grants to local governments to purchase and convert hotels, motels, vacant buildings and other properties into permanent housing with services.

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Stanislaus Co. eyes plans ten years ahead on housing, jobs

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As California slowly exits the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanislaus County is targeting collaboration with its nine incorporated cities to address long-term economic development, job creation and the housing crisis. 

Jody Hayes, the Chief Executive Officer for Stanislaus County, continued his campaign to each of the county’s city councils Tuesday night as he addressed the Turlock City Council about developing strategies for job creation and housing. 

“Basic concept that every member of our community can work a normal occupation in Stanislaus County and afford to live in a safe neighborhood,” Hayes said. “That’s what it really all comes down to. That’s the fabric of any great community, and that’s what we’re trying to make sure that we lend our support to and working collaboratively with everyone we can here in our community.” 

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KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Les Chateaux, Its Latest New-Home Community in Turlock, California

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KB Home announces the grand opening of Les Chateaux, its latest new-home community in Turlock, California. (Photo: Business Wire)

TURLOCK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Les Chateaux, the homebuilder’s newest community of ranch-style homes situated in the charming city of Turlock, California. The new neighborhood is located on East Tuolumne Road just off Highway 99, providing easy access to downtown Turlock, Modesto and the Central Valley’s major employment centers. The new community is close to shopping, dining and entertainment as well as several parks for family friendly activities. Les Chateaux is also just a short drive to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park, which offer year-round outdoor recreation.

The desirable new homes at Les Chateaux showcase attractive design characteristics like spacious kitchens overlooking large great rooms, expansive bedroom suites with walk-in closets, and ample storage space. The community’s single-story floor plans include up to six bedrooms and four baths, and range in size from approximately 1,700 to 2,900 square feet. The new community is also zoned for the Denair Unified School District.

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Children’s Home of Stockton opens transitional housing program to tackle youth homelessness

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Youth homelessness continues to be a problem in Stockton, with about 150 youth self-identifying as homeless.

A new program has opened in Stockton to help tackle that problem.

The Children’s Home of Stockton has opened the Catalyst, a transitional housing program for transition-age youth providing services to unsheltered youth ages 18-24, helping them become independent through mentorship, guidance and support. 

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CONSTRUCTION DERBY

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A recently approved housing project near the edge of town is set to add even more new homes to the city’s growing number of parcels. 

The Balisha Ranch subdivision was approved by the Turlock Planning Commission on Sept. 2, giving the go-ahead to Woodward Partners LLC for the construction of 50 new single-family homes at 2930 E. Tuolumne Road near Denair. The 17.4-acre site is currently home to a walnut orchard right along City limits.

Katie Quintero, the City of Turlock’s Deputy Director of Development Services and Planning Manager, said the Balisha Ranch subdivision is one of 16 housing projects currently underway throughout town. In total, these housing and apartment complex developments will add 1,105 new dwelling units once completed. 

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