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Highlighting the Project Homekey Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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