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Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) Program - Article II – Building Homes and Jobs Act Allocation Funds

Grants to California County Governments to Provide
Supportive Housing for the Homeless and High-Cost Health Users

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California Department of Housing and Community Development - Division of Financial Assistance

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08/13/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to California county governments to provide permanent housing and supportive services to individuals who qualify for the state Medi-Cal healthcare program. Funding may be used for new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, acquisition, administrative costs, rental subsidies, and capitalized operating subsidy reserves.

The goal of HHC is to reduce the financial burden on local and state resources due to the overutilization of emergency rooms or incarceration as the first point of health care provision for people who are Chronically homeless or Homeless and a High-cost health user.

Eligible uses include:

1. Acquisition, new construction, or reconstruction and rehabilitation of (a) project(s). Under this use, Applicants will be subject to Article I, Sections 103(a)(1), 104, 105, 106, 107, and 109 of the Guidelines.
2. Operating assistance, which may include either or both of the following:
a. Long-term rental assistance to private landlords for periods up to five years, subject to renewal grants.
b. A Capitalized Operating Subsidy Reserve (COSR) for at least 15 years to pay for operating costs of an apartment or apartments receiving capital funding to provide Supportive housing to the Target Population.
3. A County’s administrative costs, of at least 5 percent of the total grant awarded, not to exceed 10 percent.

Operating expenses that are eligible to be paid from a COSR include:
(1) Insurance
(2) Utilities
(3) Real property taxes
(4) Maintenance
(5) Supportive Services costs

Each application must include a County-specific Supportive Services plan that will identify how the County plans to provide or subcontract to provide Supportive Services to participants in the Program. For details about supportive services, see Section 214 of the Guidelines:

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GrantWatch ID#: 186174

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant limit per Applicant is $20 million. The actual award amounts may be adjusted for project size and the number of households served.

Term of Contract:

Projects must meet a June 30, 2020 deadline to encumber funds and a June 30, 2023 deadline to liquidate funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a County, as set forth in Guidelines Section 201, Definitions, and comply with Section 202, Minimum Requirements:

All Applicants must be in good standing with the laws, regulations, Guidelines and programs of the Department, the State of California and all agencies and departments thereof, including, but not limited to, housing element compliance, as determined by the Department, and submittal of housing element annual progress reports.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an HHC workshop to gain information critical for preparing a competitive application, which will be discussed at the workshop. HHC workshop dates, times, and locations are located on the Department’s HHC website. These in-person workshops will cover the NOFA and application. To register for a workshop, please sign up through Eventbrite.

Upcoming Workshop Dates and Locations

May 30, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street
2nd Floor Room #2
Oakland, CA 94612

San Diego
June 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
IRS Building
880 Front Street
2nd Floor #2224
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
June 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
California Department of Transportation
100 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

June 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
California Department of Housing & Community Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue
Room 402A & 402B
Sacramento, CA 95833

June 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Caltrans District 2 Office
1031 Butte Street
1st Floor
Redding, CA 96001

June 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting number:733 153 896
Meeting password:mNJDQF2s
Meeting link:
Audio connection:1-877-336-1829 (US) Call-in toll-free number
Access Code: 263 657 5

Pre-Application Information:

A complete original application and electronic copies on CD or flash drive with all applicable information must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

The Department will only accept applications through a postal carrier service such as U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, or other carrier services that provide date stamp verification confirming delivery to the Department’s office. Please contact the Department if delivery is not completed by fault of the carrier service.

The Department intends to send award letters by December 2019 for all successful Applicants.

HHC Draft Guidelines Workshop Webinar (YouTube):

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The delivery address is:

Housing for a Healthy California Program
Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Financial Assistance, NOFA Section
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95833

Ben Metcalf, Director
Department of Housing and Community Development
(916) 263-2771
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