The slow trickle of funding from the third round of Project Homekey continues to reach Southern California.

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Governor Newsom and the California Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced $99.9 million in new Homekey Grants, which will go to projects creating 369 homes across the state. That includes two projects in Los Angeles County.

The first, which is being carried out by the City of Los Angeles in partnership with Hope the Mission, is the Oak Tree Inn project - an acquisition and rehabilitation project. The state has awarded more than $7.1 million to the project, which will convert a motel at 17748 Ventura Boulevard in Encino into 22 interim housing units serving youth who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The city will also fund four additional congregate interim housing units at the site.

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The second project, undertaken by L.A. County and Treehouse Impact Group, is the acquisition of a new 29-unit apartment building. The state has awarded nearly $9.3 million for the project, called Butterfly's Haven - Woodlawn, which will also cater to youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The site, located at 3811 Woodlawn Avenue in South Los Angeles, includes micro-unit apartments.

Butterfly's Haven is being financed using a combination of money from both Transitional Housing Program Plus and Project Homekey. That helps to address problems that participants in the Transitional Housing Program have had in finding landlords willing to provide suitable units

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