CSAC Bulletin Article

No Place Like Home Funding Announced

June 18, 20

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the County Designation Forms for the No Place Like Home (NPLH) Noncompetitive Allocation Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). These forms are the first step for counties that are interested in part of the $200 million in noncompetitive state funds.

The NOFA informs counties of the requirements for administering the NPLH Shared Housing and/or to be designated as an Alternative Process County. Shared Housing is a structure with one to four units, providing Permanent Supportive Housing shared by two or more households. Alternative Process Counties are counties with five percent or more of the State’s homeless population based on HUD’s published unsheltered and sheltered Point-in-Time Count (PIT) data. Alternative Process counties may use their Noncompetitive Allocation funds for Shared Housing or multifamily projects of five or more units.

This noncompetitive funding will be available pending voter approval of the NPLH Act of 2018 in November. The Legislature passed AB 1827 this week and the Governor signed it as part of the budget package yesterday. 

Counties are urged to review the NPLH Program Guidelines and information on HCD’s NPLH website. 

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