The Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) program was first signed into law on July 31, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom and is being administered by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH), formerly the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC).
HHAP Round 1 is a $650 million grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges.
HHAP Round 2 is a $300 million grant that provides support to local jurisdictions to continue to build on regional collaboration developed through previous rounds of Cal ICH funding and to develop a unified regional response to homelessness.
HHAP Round 3 is a $1 billion grant that provides local jurisdictions, including federally recognized tribal governments, with flexible funding to continue efforts to end and prevent homelessness in their communities.
HHAP Round 5 is a $1 billion grant that provides local jurisdictions, including federally recognized tribal governments, with flexible funding to continue efforts to improve regional and systems coordination to prevent and end homelessness in their communities.
Each jurisdiction’s final program allocation award amount for the first 3 rounds were based on their 2019 point-in-time count numbers that were finalized and posted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 4th round of HHAP will bewas based on 2022 point-in-time count numbers, and the 5th round of HHAP is based on 2023 point-in-time count numbers.
The Sacramento Local Homeless Action Plan (LHAP) was initiated in early 2022 to 1) meet the requirement of the HHAP-3 application, but more importantly 2) to create a cross-jurisdictional unified approach to addressing homelessness across Sacramento County. This three-year plan beginning on July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025 was developed in partnership with SSF, Sacramento City and County Continuum of Care, Sacramento County, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. The LHAP strategies and sub-strategies are based on the recent gaps analysis and needs assessment (Appendix A of the LHAP).
The Sacramento Regionally Coordinated Homelessness Action Plan (RCHAP) is under development as of early 2024. This plan is required as part of the HHAP-5 application due March 27th, 2024, and presents an opportunity to build on the foundation of the LHAP, adding specificity and additional partnership opportunities. The revised plan will be adopted in the spring of 2024 as the new Homelessness Action Plan. Visit the dedicated RCHAP page, linked below, to learn more.
The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program Round 5 (HHAP-5) is a $1 billion block grant program authorized by AB 129, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 10, 2023. This fifth round of funding has been made available to support building regional coordination and unified response to reduce homelessness across California. The HHAP-5 application template was released on September 29, 2023 and the application is due March 27, 2024.
The funding allocations for HHAP-5 will be based on 2023 Point-in-Time count numbers and will be calculated in January 2024. The Sacramento region is expected to receive at least as much as, if not more than, it did in the HHAP-4 allocation.
HHAP-5 also requires the creation of a Regionally Coordinated Homelessness Action Plan (RCHAP). For more information and to participate in the process of updating our region’s Homelessness Action Plan, please see our RCHAP page.
For more information please contact Sarah Fletcher