–-Unprecedented Opportunity Provides California with a Unique Chance to Creatively Coordinate A Course of Action– –Recent Legislation and Related Funding Have Created an Extraordinary Opening That Can Be Collectively Clutched by State Officials, Counties, Cities, and Continuums of Care– Recent state legislation has made permanent supportive housing (PSH) a land use by right throughout California.…

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–-Release of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is expected in September for approximately $165 million in non-competitive allocations— —Click here to see your city and/or county preliminary permanent local housing allocation on pages 8ff– –applications will be accepted over-the-counter that may include qualified subrecipients– –Local commissions, coalitions, councils, continuums of care, and committees should…

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–Purpose of the funding is to streamline housing approvals, accelerate housing production, and facilitate housing affordability– –All 539 cities and counties are eligible to apply for their share of the $165 Million non-competitive funds through an over-the-counter process— —Only nine jurisdictions have been awarded so far— –Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through…

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California Continuums of Care, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), State of California, and Successful Placement in or Retention of Permanent Housing HUD and State of California increasingly require annual performance reports as a competitive element for homelessness related funding See Table 1 for percentage-based performance results for each California Continuum of Care…

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-More One-Time Funds Are Planned- Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed state budget for 2019-20, which includes more funds to help end homelessness. As noted in the Homelessness section, the budget includes one-time $500 million for jurisdictions that site and build emergency shelters; navigation centers; or supportive housing. The funds are divided…

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The California Homeless Youth Act of 2018 was recently passes by both houses of the Legislature and presented to the Governor last week for approval. A homeless youth “is an unaccompanied youth between 12 and 24 years of age, inclusive, who is experiencing homelessness, as defined in subsection (2) of Section 725 of the federal…

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