Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP)

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program was signed into law on July 31, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom and is being administered by the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC).

HHAP is a $650 million one-time block grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges.

Allocations across the state will be given to the following:

  • The 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) (will share 190 million)
  • The 13 large cities, or cities that are also counties, with populations of 300,000 or more, as of January 1, 2019, according to data published on the Department of Finance’s internet website ( will share 275 million)
  • 58 counties (will share 175 million)
  • Each jurisdiction’s final program allocation award amount is based on their 2019 point-in-time count numbers that have been finalized and posted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Sacramento region is expected to receive the following HHAP allocation:

  • Continuum of Care: $6,550,887.16
  • City of Sacramento: $13,654,707.74
  • County of Sacramento: $6,068,928.22

The Sacramento Continuum of Care, in partnership with the City and County are currently undertaking a community input process to determine the funding and prioritization of activities with HHAP funding. The HHAP application is due to the state February 15, 2020.

Community Meeting #1 was held in conjunction with a regular CoC Board meeting on December 11, 2019.  Please click the link for the PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting.

State Funding for Homelessness in Sacramento Presentation – December 11, 2019

Prior to the December 11, 2019 community meeting, an online survey was sent out to stakeholders to gather initial thoughts and comments. In addition to the information presented in the PowerPoint, the following are all the survey comments received.

Survey Comments received prior to December 11, 2019

During the meeting, small groups had discussions around the areas of need in the homeless response system.  The following are the comments and discussion points.

Community Meeting Discussion Groups Notes from December 11, 2019

Community Meeting #2 was help on January 29, 2020 to further discuss and gather input from the community on funding priorities. Please click the link for the PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting.

State Funding for Homelessness in Sacramento Presentation – January 29, 2020

After the presentation, there were three smaller facilitated groups around Landlord Engagement, Prevention, and Access and Diversion.  Please click the following link for the notes from the group discussion.

HHAP Community Meeting 2 Group Notes – January 29, 2020

The CoC Board will be reviewing and approving funding recommendations in February 2020 prior to the application due date.

 

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