All Policy Information

Below is an archive of all the policy information shared on this site.

Highlighting the Project Homekey Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

By Joe Colletti PhD | July 20, 2020

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of approximately $600 million of Homekey Program (Homekey) grant funding through the NOFA to rapidly sustain and expand…

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House Appropriations Subcommittee Spending Bill Maintains Housing First

By Joe Colletti PhD | July 13, 2020

The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding levels for HUD affordable housing and community development programs voted on July 8 to approve a fiscal year (FY) 2021 spending bill that provides a…

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Floor Report of the 2020-21 Budget: Updated as of June 22, 2020

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 24, 2020

What’s In The Report Concerning Homelessness? Recognizing the important work of the state’s local government partners, the budget allocates billions of dollars of federal CARES Act funding to cities and…

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Status of AB-1845 Homelessness: Office to End Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 15, 2020

The California State Assembly on Wednesday, June 10 passed AB-1845, which would create a State Office of Homelessness. The California State Senate read the bill for the first time on…

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California Legislative Agreement, the 2020-21 State Budget, and Funding Priorities Regarding Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 10, 2020

The President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Assembly and Senate Budget Committee Chairs announced a legislative agreement on the 2020-21 state budget last week. This sets the stage…

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New Trailer Bill Language for California Access to Housing Act

By Joe Colletti PhD | March 11, 2020

New Trailer Bill for the California Access to Housing Act notes that allocated funds will be provided to a regional administrator for each designated region; and each regional administrator will…

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Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address on Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | February 19, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address on homelessness today before a joint convention of the California Legislature today. Click here to read the text as prepared…

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California Access to Housing and Services Act: Trailer Bill Language Proposed for Early Action

By Joe Colletti PhD | February 12, 2020

“The Department of Social Services may define regions at its sole discretion for purposes of this chapter, following consultation with relevant stakeholders and other governmental entities. Within each regional area,…

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Congress Releases Final FY2020 Appropriations Which Includes the Following Concerning 2020 Continuum of Care Program Application

By Joe Colletti PhD | December 18, 2019

“Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020“ HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS  (from pages 1137 – 1141; 1185; 1186) Provided further, That not less than $2,350,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading shall…

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HHAP Program Funding Cannot Supplant Existing Local Funds for Homeless Housing, Assistance, or Prevention

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 30, 2019

HHAP Program Guidance was released yesterday by the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) and provides the following information on page 4: “The intent of HHAP program funds is to…

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Shifting the CoC NOFA from an annual competition, to a multi-year cycle and bonus points for CoCs that partner with their local Public Housing Agency [PHA] to establish wait list preferences.

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 22, 2019

“Continuum of Care Notification of Funding Availability [NOFA].—The annual CoC NOFA competition is one of HUD’s most complex, if not the most complex, competition. It provides grant funds to over…

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Homelessness Among Veterans Decreased 53% in SoCal

By Joe Colletti PhD | January 16, 2019

According to recent point-in-time data released by HUD, homelessness among veterans decreased 53% in Southern California between 2008 and 2018. Take a look at the table. Care to comment? Continuum…

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CoC Letter of Support for SSVF Applications

By Joe Colletti PhD | January 8, 2019

A new SSVF NOFA has been published and provides funding opportunities for new applicants and existing grantees. Applications are due by February 22, 2019 at 4pm EST and the competition…

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Using Indirect Cost Rate vs. De Minimis (10%) for CoC

By | November 1, 2018

By Patricia Leslie San Diego City and County CoC   We submitted an AAQ about how to handle an Indirect Cost Rate in the CoC Application and learned that what…

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PIT Count of People in Vehicles

By | October 31, 2018

By Patricia Leslie San Diego City and County CoC  > Counting People in Recreational Vehicles During the Point in Time (PIT) Count In April 2018, HUD sponsored a conversation focused…

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