This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

UnitedHealthcare Provides $250,000 Grant To Help Fund Downtown Winter Housing Shelter For San Diego Homeless

UnitedHealthcare announced it is giving a $250,000 grant to the San Diego Housing Commission to help operate The City of San Diego Downtown Emergency Winter Shelter, one of two temporary shelters for the area’s homeless.

UnitedHealthcare representatives met with community leaders at the downtown winter shelter today and presented a $250,000 check to City of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission. The grant is expected to provide more than half of the total funding for the downtown shelter this winter, covering operating expenses, meals, leased shower facilities, and utilities.

The announcement coincided with final preparations for the official opening of the downtown facility in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Located in Barrio Logan, south of downtown San Diego, the shelter will provide 220 beds and shelter during the coldest and wettest months of the year; it is expected to help about 800 homeless people during the four-month period. The San Diego Housing Commission is the administrator of the Emergency Winter Shelter Program for the city. The program also includes a second shelter away from the downtown area that exclusively serves about 300 homeless military veterans, and that shelter is expected to open in early December.

The $250,000 grant is part of UnitedHealthcare’s Affordable Housing Investment Program, which helps provide critical financing for affordable-housing projects in targeted communities throughout the United States. The funding was secured through the work of the Affirmed Housing Group and Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., two organizations that advocate and help support affordable-housing projects in California and nationwide.

“We are grateful to UnitedHealthcare for this grant and its efforts to provide a warm and safe shelter for the men and women who are homeless this winter season,” said Richard C. Gentry, president and CEO, San Diego Housing Commission. “We also appreciate the outreach to UnitedHealthcare by Affirmed Housing Group, the co-developer of Connections Housing Downtown, the city-sponsored one-stop homeless service center that is set to open early next year.”

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,113.54 +61.81 0.36%
S&P 500 1,983.53 +9.90 0.50%
NASDAQ 4,456.0160 +31.3120 0.71%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs