Homelessness

QAP California

California Posts Homekey Equity and Accessibility Requirements and Strategies

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a technical assistance document on Equity and Accessibility Requirements and Strategies for the Homekey Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

QAP California

California Homekey FAQ and Additional Funding

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released frequently asked questions for the Homekey Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $600 million. The Governor’s Office has been working with philanthropic partners to create an additional $45 million in funding to support critical operations for Homekey projects.

QAP Minnesota

Up to $100 Million Available for Minnesota CHAP Providers

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications from entities interested in serving as administrators for the 2020 COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). Grants will be made to entities that will use the funds to provide housing assistance to prevent homelessness and help maintain housing stability of individuals and families impacted by the public health-related emergency.

Delaware

Applications for Delaware’s Housing Development Fund for Special Populations Now Available

Applications for Delaware State Housing Authority’s Housing Development Fund (HDF) for Special Populations are now available. The $1.5 million Special Populations HDF loan creates and increases the supply of affordable housing for special needs populations.

QAP Minnesota

Minnesota Medicaid Housing Stabilization Service Enrollment is Now Open

Providers serving people experiencing homelessness and persons with disabilities can now enroll to become a Medicaid Housing Stabilization service provider to pay for critical services that help people access and maintain housing stability

California

California Houses People Experiencing Homelessness in Hotels During COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California has become the first state in the nation to secure FEMA approval to provide safe isolation capacity for tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in California in order to protect them and the state from COVID-19.

California

California Awards $85.5 Million to Help People Experiencing Homelessness Who Frequently Use Healthcare Systems

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) awarded a total of $85.5 million to developers and counties throughout California in the first round of funding for the Housing for a Healthy California program. Funding for the program comes from both the Federal National Housing Trust Fund and California’s Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund.

California

California Legislators Introduce $2 Billion Measure to Address Homelessness

A group of California Assembly members introduced a bill that would inject $2 billion into addressing California’s homelessness crisis — an immediate effort to meet the governor’s request for permanent funding to tackle the problem.

California

Annual Assessment Shows Three Percent Increase in Homelessness Nationwide

HUD released its 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, which found that 567,715 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019, a three percent increase over 2018. Homelessness among veterans and families with children continued to fall, declining 2.1 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively, in 2019.

congress-capitol

House Passes Seven Financial Services Bills

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the following financial services bills to support veterans, benefit investors, provide housing opportunities, hold regulators accountable, promote Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and improve cybersecurity:

California

California Governor Signs Homelessness-Related Executive Order

Governor Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order on January 8 to expedite the state’s response to the homelessness crisis in advance of 2020-21 budget negotiations.

QAP California

California Offers $75 Million for Veteran Housing

The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program (VHHP) is making $75 million in funding available, beginning November 8, 2019, to assist in developing housing opportunities for California’s veterans, especially those at risk of homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness. Awards will be made to qualifying developers and nonprofit entities to construct, acquire, rehabilitate or preserve affordable multifamily housing for our veterans and their families. Applications are due on February 13, 2020.

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