COSTA MESA — City employees and consultants discussed funding housing options for the homeless population with 20 community members during a Friday brown bag meeting.
Some of the options include money provided at the state level by the Mental Health Services Act and money from the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
However, HOME money comes with strict commitments that would require the city to utilize funds in a specific time frame.
Eligibility requirements were strongly emphasized.
"If we do housing, we are talking about limiting housing to Costa Mesa residents," said Muriel Ullman, neighborhood improvement manager for the city.