Fifteen developments in California have been awarded $72.9 million to help provide housing for the state’s homeless veterans.

The funding comes from the fourth round of the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program at a time when more than 11,000 veterans are experiencing homeless on any given night in the state, representing almost 30% of the nation’s homeless vets, according to state officials.

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The program is a collaboration of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), and California Housing Finance Agency.

Developers and nonprofit entities will use the funds to construct, acquire, rehabilitate, or preserve affordable multifamily housing to help provide stable and affordable homes to California veterans and their families.

“The housing provided to our veterans and their families through VHHP is more than a roof and four walls,” said HCD Director Ben Metcalf. “Residents also receive quality supportive services, including case management, substance abuse services, health clinics, benefits advocacy, and family and child-care services. We are creating stable and safe environments for our veterans who served our nation.”

A fifth round of awards is expected to be available in fall 2019, providing another opportunity to apply for and receive funds to create additional homes for veterans throughout the state.

Here's a list of the fourth-round recipients:

Project Name Location VHHP Amount Sponsor
Alameda Point Senior Alameda $3,094,149 Eden Housing
Alameda Point Family Alameda $3,600,871 Eden Housing
Maceo May Apartments San Francisco $10,000,000 Chinatown Community Development Center and Swords to Plowshares
Parrott Street Apartments San Leandro $5,299,730 Eden Housing
Windsor Veterans Village San Bernardino $9,900,000 Urban Housing Communities
E Street San Bernardino San Bernardino $4,426,369 U.S. Vets
Mission Heritage Plaza Riverside $4,001,485 Wakeland Housing & Development Corp.
Melrose Apartments Los Angeles $4,936,000 Affirmed Housing Group
Whittier Place Apartments Phase II Los Angeles $3,926,388 East L.A. Community Corp.
Miramonte Apartments Los Angeles $3,946,289 A Community of Friends
14th & Commercial San Diego $10,000,000 S.V.D.P. Management
Manzanita Family Apartmetns Napa $2,434,110 Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Templeton Place II San Luis Obispo $1,065,804 Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corp.
Residences at East Hills Bakersfield $3,544,000 Housing Authority of the County of Kern
Renaissance at Parc Grove IV (PG IV) Fresno $2,818,068 Housing Authority of the City of Fresno