County approves extension of AB-109 transitional housing

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

RED BLUFF — A three-year contract will extend the use of the former Sportsman’s Lodge, 768 Antelope Blvd., as transitional housing for AB-109.

The contract was approved by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors along with a contract for Church Without Walls to continue in the role of case manager.

While the annual cost for the program is about $201,000, it will not impact the general fund as it is fully covered by AB-109 realignment funding, said Chief Probation Officer Richard Muench. The cost is broken down into a $160,000 lease and about $41,000 for case management.

The program, which houses 22 from probation, seven from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department and one from state parole, is very successful, Muench said. It provides the clean and sober supportive living environment needed for participants to make a permanent change.

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