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Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention

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.

Eligible Applicants

  • The 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs)
  • 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
  • 58 counties
  • Tribes, meaning a federally recognized tribal government (for HHAP Rounds 3 and 4)

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.

HHAP Round 3

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program Round 3 (HHAP-3) is a $1 billion block grant program authorized by AB 140, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 19, 2021. This third round of funding has been made available to support building regional coordination and unified response to reduce homelessness across California. The HHAP-3 Notice of Funding Availability was released on December 17, 2021, and the application is due June 30, 2022.

The Sacramento region is expected to receive the following HHAP-3 allocation:

  • Sacramento Continuum of Care: $8.32 million
  • City of Sacramento: $16.68 million
  • County of Sacramento: $7.76 million

Sacramento Local Homeless Action Plan and Gaps Analysis

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).