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

HHAP – Indirect Cost Rate

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 29, 2022

Submitted by Zulima Lundy Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC I reached out to California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) to ask for guidance regarding the allowable indirect cost rate…

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California Department of Public Health Follow-up Survey Regarding Mortality Data

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 29, 2022

As a follow-up to our conversation concerning mortality data, research, and prevention during our November 3 SoCal Alliance and neighboring CoC leaders virtual meeting with federal and state partners, California…

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Governor’s Friday, November 18, Convening on Homelessness: What Happened? What Next?

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 21, 2022

The following are excerpts from California homeless: Newsom yields $1 billion to locals- CalMatters More than 100 local mayors and county officials gathered virtually and in-person in a sleek downtown…

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Today is Governor’s Convening on Homelessness with Local Elected Leaders Across the State Concerning HHAP

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 18, 2022

In the spirit of partnership, your HHAP-4 plan will be objectively conditioned upon committing to further your HHAP-3 outcome goals (California Interagency Council on Homelessness) NOTE: Please click on “respond…

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Sacramento Bee: What’s the Future for HHAP Homelessness Funding? Tomorrow’s Meeting will Help Determine

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 17, 2022

Article ends by stating: Newsom will be meeting Friday (tomorrow) with local leaders to discuss the action plans and a statewide agenda for making progress. It is unclear how long…

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Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Awards

By Joe Colletti PhD | November 8, 2022

To date, there have been six rounds of funding consisting of 94 awards across the country of which nine (9) in California. A map and list by round of all…

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AB 194 Provides a Tax Credit for Employing an Individual who is or Recently was Homeless

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 12, 2022

AB 194, which was recently approved by the Governor, states The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law authorize various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws,…

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SB 197 Housing was approved by Governor and includes new specifics regarding Encampment Resolution Funding Program

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 10, 2022

SB 197 includes the following about the Encampment Resolution Funding Program: Encampment Resolution Funding program to assist cities, counties, and continuums of care in ensuring the safety and wellness of…

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AB 1991, Gabriel. Motels and hotels: publicly funded shelter programs was approved by Governor

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 6, 2022

AB 1991 states: This bill would provide that the continued occupancy of a shelter program participant, as defined, in a motel or hotel does not constitute a new tenancy and…

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AB 2339, Bloom. Housing element: emergency shelters: regional housing need was approved by Governor

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 5, 2022

AB 2339 states: This bill would revise the requirements of the housing element, as described above, in connection with zoning designations that allow residential use, including mixed use, where emergency…

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SB 914 HELP (Homeless Equity for Left Behind Populations) Act approved by Governor

By Joe Colletti PhD | October 4, 2022

SB 914 states: This bill would enact the HELP (Homeless Equity for Left Behind Populations) Act. The bill would require cities, counties, and continuums of care receiving state funding to…

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FYI Regarding 2022 Annual CoC Program Consolidated Application: Reducing the Number of Homeless Individuals and Families

By Joe Colletti PhD | August 24, 2022

You may be aware that HUD increased the number of possible points from 1 point in 2021 to 10 points in 2022 for Reducing the Number of Homeless Individuals and…

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HHAP Round 4 and Round 5 in Recently Approved California State Budget and Related Legislation

By Joe Colletti PhD | July 11, 2022

Details noted in the State FY 2022-23 budget and related legislation for these programs are provided below, which includes $1 billion for FY 2022-23 (Round 4) and $1 billion for…

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Will Modernizing E-Snaps and Increasing the CoC Planning Grant from 3% to 5% of the Total Funds Available in the Geographic Area be Included in the Approved FY 2023-24 Federal Budget?

By Joe Colletti PhD | July 5, 2022

When the federal budget process culminates this fall, we will find out if the following budgeted activities included under Homeless Assistance Grants (HAG) in the President’s proposed budget will be…

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See List of CA CoCs Who Will be Awarded Unsheltered Homelessness Bonus Points if They Apply for the 2022 Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside Due October 20

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 30, 2022

HUD will award bonus points to CoCs applying for the Unsheltered Set Aside based on the number of unsheltered people reported in the 2019 Point in Time Count. The points…

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See List of Funding Amounts for HMIS Renewals for Each CA CoC as Recorded in 2022 Grant Inventory Worksheets

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 28, 2022

The table below lists the amount of funding eligible to be renewed for HMIS projects included in the 2022 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) for each California CoC. The funding only…

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More “DEAD” Legislation Concerning Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 22, 2022

The following legislation was introduced to the Legislature by this year’s deadline, which was February 18. These bills were not heard and/or enacted by other legislative process deadlines and are…

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“DEAD” Legislation Concerning Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | June 20, 2022

The following legislation was introduced to the Legislature by this year’s deadline, which was February 18. These bills were not heard and/or enacted by other legislative process deadlines and are…

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Can CoC Planning Grant funds be used to provide payments or stipends through gift cards to people with lived experience who are assisting the CoC?

By Joe Colletti PhD | April 11, 2022

HUD AAQ response: Stipends paid to people with lived experience who actively participate in CoC planning activities would be an eligible planning cost. Payments in any form must be consistent…

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DHCS Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program​ and CA Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti PhD | April 6, 2022

Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP) aims to improve health outcomes and access to whole person care services by addressing housing insecurity and instability as a social determinant of health…

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California Homelessness Landscape Assessment Study and Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti PhD | April 4, 2022

This assessment will cover the impact of state programs across all 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) and all 58 counties in the state, in order to understand the ways state…

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2022 Continuum of Care Program Application

By Joe Colletti PhD | March 11, 2022

House and Senate pass H.R. 2471. Pages 1731 and 1732 includes a section noted as Homeless Assistance Grants. Based on the following text below which was copied from the bill,…

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Two Recently Introduced 2022 Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness

By Joe Colletti PhD | February 8, 2022

The two recently introduced 2022 legislative bills that concern homelessness are: SB 914 Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors and Data Systems: Local and State Support and Guidelines This bill would require…

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Project Roomkey (PRK) Noncompetitive Need-Based Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Were Announced Last Week

By Joe Colletti PhD | August 9, 2021

Must notify CDSS via email (housing@dss.ca.gov) of intent to resume or establish a PRK no later than August 20, 2021 to request funds The announcement by the California Department of…

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California Legislation and Homelessness Update

By Joe Colletti PhD | August 4, 2021

Six Bills Concerning Homelessness will be Heard by Senate Appropriations Committee on August 16th The California State Legislature is currently on summer recess. Both the Assembly and the Senate are…

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Assembly Bill 140 and the Four Primary Sources of Homelessness Funding in the Budget Act of 2021 (AB 129)

By Joe Colletti PhD | July 20, 2021

Assembly Bill (AB) 140 contains four primary sources of homelessness funding. AB 140 includes Sections 4 – 14 that outline historic key investments for solving homelessness including the four primary…

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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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