ALBANY - Three homeless people from the city of Albany have been transitioned from encampments into housing this wee as part of an outreach program, city officials said.
The transition is a result from the implementation of the city's Waterfront Park Transition Plan, assistance, cleanup and transfer, or ACT, officials said
The plan was adopted by the city council in October, according to officials.
ACT provides assistance to homeless including housing-centered outreach, transitional services, support and shelter; cleanup and maintenance of the Albany Bulb, where many encampments are located; and transfer of the Bulb to McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, officials said.
Berkeley Food and Housing Project assisted the city with identifying the three people interested in making a transition from the Bulb into housing, according to officials.
A rental subsidy program, comprised of grant funding and city funds, to support people transitioning from the Bulb into housing was developed by the city.
For the three homeless people transferred, local grant funds will cover rental costs for the first three months with a review after three months to determine if further assistance with rent is needed.