Employee Relations update 6/13/2014
Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program Design and Implementation
Proposition 41, which authorized the issuance of $600 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund the acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of affordable multifamily supportive housing, affordable transitional housing, affordable rental housing, or related homeless and low-income veterans and their families was approved by voters on June 3rd. With its passage, funding to implement the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention (VHHP) Program is in place and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), working collaboratively with the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) and the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs (CalVet), is in the process of designing, developing, and administering the VHHP Program pursuant to AB 639 (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2013, Pérez) to provide critical resources to begin helping homeless veterans in California.
An initial round of stakeholder meetings (see below) have been scheduled across the state during the month of July topresent the Program framework and proposed policies, gather input on targeting services andidentifying where the demand is greatest for the VHPP Program. Individuals interested in attending a stakeholder meeting in their area can register for the event through the Department’s website.
Additional stakeholder meetings in additional locations will be scheduled later in the summer on the draft program guidelines.
July 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. Oakland Elihu M. Harris Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612r
July 14, 2014
1:30 p.m. Riverside California Tower
3737 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
July 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. San Diego CA State Office Building
1350 Front Street, Room B109
San Diego, CA
July 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. NEW!
Van Nuys State Office Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91411
July 21, 2014
2:00 p.m. NEW DATE!
Sacramento HCD Headquarters
2020 W. El Camino, Room 402
Sacramento, CA 95833
Information on stakeholder opportunities, proposed implementation timeframes, background information/resources and program publications are available on the VHHP website, hosted by HCD at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/vets/.
The Program has also established a email listserv and encourages all those interested in receiving VHHP Program updates to register their email address at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/DFA_Subscriber.html.
If you have questions about the VHHP Program, please contact program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.