Riverside has received a $10 million grant from the state of California that will provide housing and support services for homeless people.
That funding, secured by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona, and Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, will help pay for Project Legacy, a 49-bed campus that will feature healthcare, job training and housing for LGBTQ+ youth and seniors and people infected with AIDS.
Project Legacy is being developed by Tru-Evolution, a Riverside nonprofit. It will be built downtown on property roughly bordered by University and Brockton avenues and 9th Street.
Project Legacy provides a caring and compassionate home for people in our community,” Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson said in a statement.
“We are grateful as a city to be able to assist TruEvolution in obtaining state funding for this project. Thank you Assemblymember Cervantes and Majority Leader Gómez Reyes for guiding this grant funding to approval.”
Construction is expected to start this month, and the project is expected to be ready next fall, according to the statement.