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FY 1999 PHDEP Program Project Summary -- California
Calexico City Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of Calexico is committed to the development and implementation of programs that promote a drug-free living environment. The Housing Authority plans to continue its existing Drug Elimination Program called Together We Can Make the Difference "Reaching for Success". The Action Plan involves the extensive use of existing community resources and the creation of both formal and informal linkages with expert community service agents to offer education, prevention and intervention activities as well as community policing involvement with an emphasis on economic development and self-sufficiency.
City of Alameda Housing Authority
The Crime Prevention Partnership Program of the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda consists of a comprehensive, three-prong strategy to attack drug use and related crime at the Esperanza public housing complex. The strategy consists of aggressive community policing, after-school and summer youth activities with an emphasis on academic performance and drug resistance, and achieving economic independence for residents.
City of Fresno Housing Authority
The City of Fresno Housing Authority will involve reduction of drug-related crime by promoting law enforcement, citizen partnerships, empowering public housing residents, advocating a broad array of human services and improving quality of life for housing residents and community.
City of Madera Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of Madera will operate youth prevention programs for 188 families in scattered public housing sites in its efforts to eliminate drug activity in and around public housing. The Housing Authority will continue to enhance the current programs (Youth Center, Computer Lab, tutorial program and self-improvement educational workshops). In addition, the Housing Authority proposes to implement a youth, a teen program to provide education and employment opportunities, scholarship programs to assist teens and adults taking the GED.
City of Richmond Housing Authority
This proposes a comprehensive strategy to substantially reduce drug-related crime problems which exist in the Richmond Housing Authority's three family housing developments. The proposal encompasses a combination of viable social, recreational, and law enforcement services in addition to moderate aesthetic site improvements. By working collaboratively with residents, established community service providers and local law enforcement officials, this plan will ultimately provide a much safer and healthier living environment for the approximately 1,218 men, women and children who currently reside in Richmond public housing.
City of Sacramento Housing Authority
This grant will provide a safe environment for the public housing residents and surrounding neighborhoods in the Oak Park community in Sacramento. This grant will also provide funding for police officers, fencing and security lighting which will help the community of predominantly senior citizens feel safe in their endeavor to maintain an effective strategy to eliminate drug-related crimes.
County of Contra Costa Housing Authority
The Contra Costa County Housing Authority will utilize its funds to support community policing in both communities. Two sheriffs will be assigned to Las Deltas and Bayo Vista. In addition, a Weed and Seed Deputy works with the PHDEP deputy in Rodeo, but divides his time equally between the two communities.
County of Fresno Housing Authority
The Fresno County Housing Authority will utilize its funds to reduce the drug-related crime by promoting law enforcement, citizen partnerships, empowering public housing residents, advocating a broad array of human services and improving the quality of life.
County of Marin
These funds will enable the continuation of the Sheriff's community oriented policing to reduce drug trafficking; a multi-service Community Recovery Center; an on-site Campus of Learning which offers after school tutoring; a computer and multi-media center for state-of-the-art education and employment training for children and adults; a parenting center and instrumental music and performing arts classes which provide constructive alternatives to youth and family through collaboratively-developed "sober events" and activities.
County of Merced Housing Authority
Proposed funding will expand upon implementation of current comprehensive drug elimination strategies including management practices, enforcement techniques, drug abuse prevention intervention and referral programs. Activities will include computer literacy training; program for self-esteem building, summer youth recreation, entrepreneurial workshops, drug education, health education classes, GED classes, career development, training child care workers.
County of Monterey Housing Authority
The Monterey Housing Authority will increase anti-crime, anti-gang activities at public housing units in the Weed and Seed target area on 1259 Del Monte and 1415 Del Monte and expand activities to scattered sites in East Salinas. Youth program will conduct parent education activities, extensive door-to-door outreach to reduce gang violence. Family Services Agency of Monterey Co. will conduct family and youth counseling and conflict meditation.
County of San Joaquin Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin will reinforce their current drug elimination program through community policing, youth recreation activities, and case management and prevention services. Sierra Vista and Conway Homes located in the City of Stockton and Tracy, and Tracy Homes located in the City of Tracy are targeted for this grant. Programs will be available to all residents and youth.
County of Stanislaus Housing Authority
This PHDEP will reduce resident and outsider related crime, reduce and prevent juvenile crime through recreation and youth development activities, improve public housing residents quality of life, provide drug education, provide gang prevention/intervention counseling and family counseling.
Imperial Valley Housing Authority
The Imperial Valley Housing Authority plans to use its PHDEP grant to fund a Reaching for Success program. "Reaching for Success" consists of six components: 1) Community Development - will empower public housing residents to create a safe, drug free environment for themselves and their community, 2) Mentor Program - will raise the sights of participating youth regarding the world of work and provide positive role models, 3) Tutoring Program - will develop study skills, goal setting, achievement motivation, as well as tutoring, 4) Computer training - will train all participant in the use of computers, 5) Drug prevention education - in keeping with the latest research on effective drug prevention programs the training will focus on peer leadership development, enhancing self-esteem, decision making skills, drug information and refusal skills, 6) Incentive program - will set goals for the students to work for, such as fishing trips, trips to the ocean or to the mountains among others. All 511 public housing units owned by the Imperial Valley Housing Authority are targeted. We expect to serve a minimum of 250 residents (youth and parents) in the various components.
Kern County Housing Authority
The HA of the County of Kern (HACK) plans to use this PHDEP grant for programs in four developments. Targeted developments include: Rio Vista, Oro Vista, Little Village and Adelante Vista in Bakersfield, California: HACK will utilize PHDEP funding to develop community partnerships, youth programs, and education/employment opportunities for adults - all aimed at reducing drug usage and drug-related activity in and around public housing developments.
Los Angeles City Housing Authority
The HA of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) will provide law enforcement personnel, resident security programs and social/human service programs in combination with those offered by in-house and outside service providers to combat the problems caused by drug related activities at eight targeted development.
Los Angeles County Housing Authority
Residents of Carmelitos in the City of Long Beach, Nueva Maravilla in East Los Angeles, Harbor Hills in the City of Lomita and the South Scattered Sites in South Central Los Angeles will be served through this PHDEP. The HA of County of Los Angeles will provide social services as well as supplemental law enforcement services. Social services include the following elements: psychological and social assessment: individual and family counseling: referral services: gang prevention/intervention and education, recreation and employment services. The supplemental law enforcement segment of the program will include the following elements: community policing: narcotics and gang investigations: multi-agency drug and gang task forces to coordinate investigation with law enforcement, the District Attorney, the Probation Department and the State Department of Corrections and the Housing Authority.
Oakland Housing Authority
This drug elimination program will enable the Housing Authority to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents. Program components include community policing, investigative crime analysis and community and supportive services to assist residents to become self-sufficient, develop partnerships for reducing drugs and drug-related crime in public housing.
Oxnard Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of City of Oxnard will provide drug elimination activities to youth and families at Colonial Village, Pleasant Valley Village, and six smaller public housing developments, through a comprehensive strategy comprised of management practices, community and local government efforts, and PHDEP-funded programs in drug prevention. Additional police services, drug intervention and treatment and additional youth development services are funded through local and other federal resources. A teen parent college-entry program, substance abuse education, two tutorial centers, computer training, economic development, on-site drug counseling, parent training, and sports & recreational activities, are major aspects of the strategy. On site college classes, and video and local television shows produced by youth from public housing, are other highlights of the program. Activities are closely coordinated with the local Police Department's Weed and Seed Program. PHDEP staff operate a Safe Haven component under that program, which interacts with a variety of social service agencies and provides structured activities for public housing youth with the local Navy and outings with the Coast Guard.
Riverside County Housing Authority
The proposed program, entitled Neighborhood Effort to Eliminate Drugs (NEED) combines drug prevention services such as job training, education and recreation activities with private security patrol services. The program will help to eliminate drug related crime and revitalize the targeted development by combining the efforts of residents, community service providers and private companies. The proposed program will be located at the Midway Capri Apartments at 102-142 Midway Street in the City of Perris. Thirty-nine families are expected to be assisted under the proposed program.
San Bernardino County Housing Authority
The Housing Authority will continue to support strong law enforcement activities designed to eliminate drugs and drug-related crime from our public housing sites. Prevention programs will be aimed at high-risk youth and will provide alternatives to gangs, drugs and drug-related crime.
San Buenaventura City Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura will use the funding to reduce/eradicate the drug problem for residents within the public housing developments.
San Diego County Housing Authority
In order to educate and enable public housing youth to reject illegal drugs, the HA of the County of San Diego will partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Chula Vista, the South Bay Family YMCA, the Greater San Diego Inner-City Games, and other non-profit agencies such as Pop Warner to provide scheduled organized sports, cultural, educational, recreational activities. In addition, ten $500 scholarships will be awarded to help residents pursue educational, vocational and economic goals and become self-sufficient. This project will serve public housing families residing at the L Street Manor, Dorothy Street Manor and Melrose Manor developments located in Chula Vista, California.
San Diego Housing Commission Housing Authority
The program of the Housing Authority of City of San Diego will use community oriented policing and a prevention based approach to reduce/eliminate drug-related crime in public housing. The HA will contract with the San Diego Police Department for community policing services. In addition, the HA will operate five "Learning Opportunity Centers," and a recreational program in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. The University of California, San Diego will provide an educational program for youth and adults attending school. Centro Cultural de la Raza will conduct an art program for youth at two sites. The programs will serve 664 families residing at different public housing development. These developments are located in the communities of San Ysidro, Chollas View, Valencia Park, City Heights, Linda Vista, University City and North City.
San Francisco Housing Authority
The program will provide effective strategies to reduce the impact of crime and drugs within the San Francisco public housing communities while providing supportive, preventive and intervention activities to empower adult and youth residents. More specifically, the goals and strategies of sustaining & enhancing community policing efforts, continued coordination of comprehensive drug prevention program & services, and continued support of youth anti-crime & intervention programs.
San Luis Obispo Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of San Luis Obispo is committed to use the funding to reduce/eradicate drug use within the public housing developments.
Santa Barbara City Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is proposing a comprehensive, multi-agency collaborative prevention/intervention program designed to serve over 2,000 Public Housing residents and reduce/eliminate drug-related crime. We will empower families in Wilson Cottages (Westside), Meigs Rd. (Westside-Mesa), Via Diego (Northside), 82 N. La Cumbre (Northside) as well as in scattered sites citywide through educational workshops held at the Family Opportunity Center. These workshops will address parenting skills, drug abuse, domestic violence, job training, job retention, and computer classes to enable our residents to live progressively. Our residents will participate in GreenNet, National McGruff House Program, Art Program, Los Compadres, Home Care Program, and Arroyo Gardens.
Santa Barbara County Housing Authority
The HA will purchase and place on site two trailers. One trailer will house an on-site mini police station, which will be manned by the Santa Maria Police Officers. The second trailer will be used to house the Community Resource Center, which offers computer training and other life skills opportunities to residents.
Ventura County Housing Authority
As part of our overall strategy to eliminate drug use and drug-related criminal activity in public housing, the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura proposes continued partnerships with law enforcement and youth- activity providers. Police presence through an on-site police workstation and drug prevention strategies through alternative youth activities are the focus of our application. The family developments involved are Ellis Terrace in Camarillo, Fiore Gardens and Leggett Court in Thousand Oaks, and Roth Apartments in Meiners Oaks and encompass approximately 600 residents. The constructive activities, positive alternatives to the drug environment, and social support have provided opportunities for these youths that are otherwise unattainable.
Yolo County Housing Authority
The Yolo County Housing Authority proposes to implement a comprehensive drug elimination strategy which includes community policing, computer learning lab programs, youth recreational and prevention activities, and a scholarship program. All of the Housing Authority's 431 units are targeted for this program. Program participants will be youth and residents of public housing.