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The Housing for Healthy California Program Notice of Funding Availability

May 16, 2019

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released amended Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) guidelines, and two notices of funding availability (NOFA). The HHC program creates supportive housing for individuals who receive or are eligible for the Medi-Cal program. The amended guidelines clarifies that HHC funding cannot be used with multiple other funding sources on a single HHC-assisted unit, the application selection criteria, along with other minor changes. Please find the finale guidelines, here.

The National Housing Trust Fund NOFA was released with an application deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The $33 million in available funding will provide capital loans and operating reserve grants to developers for permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless or homeless high-cost health users. Developers interested in applying for the grant can review application guidelines here.

The Building Homes and Jobs Act NOFA was released with an application deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The $60 million in competitive funding for counties can be used for acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves, rental subsidies, and rental assistance for existing and new supportive housing opportunities to assist chronically homeless or homeless high-cost health users. Counties interested in applying for this competitive grant can review application guidelines on the here.

For an HHC overview of the grants allowable uses, eligibility requirements, deadlines, award categories, and workshop dates and location, please visit the HCD website here.

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