Esplanade house loses federal grant, vows to move forward

Oct 15, 2015 2:49 PM by News Staff

The future of the Esplanade House in Chico is up in the air after the federal government announced the organization will no longer be receiving a $150,000 a year grant.

The Esplanade House, a local program that has provided transitional housing and support services to families at risk for homelessness since 1991, is losing $150,000 that they have received annually since 1998 via the Emergency Solutions Grant.

According to a statement from the Esplanade House, the loss in funding comes as the federal government has shifted its approach to homelessness.

Greg Webb, one of the founders of The Esplanade House, says “this loss is a huge blow to the program. We have a 20 year track record of successfully transitioning families from homelessness to being able to work, live and contribute to our community.”

Officials say the Esplanade House is committed to moving forward, despite the new challenges.


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