January 14, 2018 – At this week’s January 9th Board meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved additional funding for winter overflow at Hospitality House. This funding, together with matching funding provided by the City of Grass Valley, will help fund fifteen additional emergency shelter beds from November 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018. The joint effort from Nevada County and the City of Grass Valley will help with increased staffing and resource needs associated with the larger winter capacity.
According to Hospitality House Executive Director Nancy Baglietto, “with no continuously operating winter warming shelter yet in place, the County’s funding will help to fill a critical safety gap for those who have nowhere else to turn during the coldest months of the year…We are fortunate to have the support of the County and appreciate their ongoing collaboration.”
The winter overflow funding is part of the larger plan to address homelessness presented by Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency Director Michael Heggarty and Housing Resources Manager Brendan Phillips at the January 9th Board meeting. The plan consists of three major focus areas: coordination of services, housing, and a homeless services day center. For more information on the plan, visit the Better Together web pages.