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

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 Sacramento government building Friday afternoon to broadly discuss how to better tackle the state’s most pernicious crisis.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that most cities and counties would get the funds as early as next week anyway — as long as in the next round, they commit to more aggressive plans to reduce street homelessness.
  • As soon as applicants sign a pledge to submit more ambitious unsheltered targets and harder in their plans for the next $1 billion grant — the final round of flexible local homelessness funding approved in the 2021 budget — the state will start cutting checks for this round, according to Jason Elliott, Newsom’s deputy chief of staff. Those new plans are due Nov. 29. A handful of local governments will have to work with the state to adjust their current plans before seeing the funding, although Elliott declined to name which ones.

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Content of Email from Cal ICH to all Counties sent prior to the Nov 18 meeting included the following:

  • Last week, Cal ICH submitted a request for additional information regarding your HHAP-3 Action Plan outcome goals. As we anticipate receipt of your responses, we also request you review and provide a signed copy of the attached document titled, “HHAP-4 Guidance.” This document seeks to build upon our joint efforts through HHAP-3 while committing to more robust goals in HHAP-4.
  • Upon receipt of your response to the Cal ICH additional information request and a signed copy of this attachment, Cal ICH will move forward and initiate the approval of your HHAP-3 funding award.

The see a copy of the HHAP-4 Guidance document sent prior to the Nov 18 meeting, click here.

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