The San Joaquin Community Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the first round of funding for the Stockton Housing Innovation Fund (SHIF). Developed with extensive local engagement, SHIF is a community-designed and driven source of funding designed to address housing needs within the City of Stockton, supporting activities that work toward alleviating housing insecurity for Stockton residents.
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Stockton Housing Innovation Fund
SHIF was created as a community-designed and community-led source of flexible financing. It is intended to be responsive to local housing needs and invest directly into the Stockton Community with the overall goal of reducing housing insecurity. The Stockton Housing Innovation Fund achieves this goal by supporting local, impactful, and innovative solutions to improve housing access and outcomes.
SJCF released a Request for Funding Proposal (PDF) in April 2023 announcing this grant opportunity. 25 organizations applied for funding and requests totaling over $1.1 million were received. Of these applicants, 76% of organizations are BIPOC-led or have a BIPOC-majority governing body.
A Community Design Team developed the focus areas for this funding in 2022, which defined what work could be funded through this initiative. Within the three focus areas, 60% of applicants focused their projects on developing local capacity around affordable housing, 96% focused on innovating solutions to address housing insecurity, and 72% focused on addressing racial disparities. Applications were reviewed and scored by a Community Oversight Board of local residents with lived and professional experience around housing insecurity and affordable housing initiatives in Stockton. The fund has a total of $200,000, allowing four organizations to receive funding during this grant cycle.
For questions regarding this grant, please contact George Lorente, Director of Grants and Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning Point Community Programs – $50,000
Funds will be used as down payment assistance to purchase a home to provide safe, affordable housing for up to 6 individuals living with mental illness and experiencing homelessness and supporting those individuals with behavioral health, case management, and rehabilitation services.
Delta Community Developers Corporation – $50,000
Funds will be used to assist ready to purchase low- and moderate-income families with downpayment assistance of up to $10,000 after they have gone through the Family Self Sufficiency program and put at least a significant amount in an escrow savings fund.
San Joaquin Fair Housing Foundation – $50,000
Funds will be used to support a housing counselor for one year to support over 1,000 residents in Stockton, preventing displacements, evictions, and homelessness through individual counseling, outreach, education, mediation, and virtual workshops.
St. Mary’s Dining Room – $50,000
Funds will be used for the “Moving” project, which will allow staff to build trust by providing assistance at specific homeless encampments for 6 months to unsheltered individuals to identify housing options, address barriers to housing, and create plans for moving into housing.