Housing for a Healthy California Program

Background Information

In September of 2017, as part of a landmark housing package, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 74 into law. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is authorized to develop the Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) Program. The HHC program creates supportive housing for individuals who are recipients of or eligible for health care provided through the California Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal program. The goal of the HHC program is to reduce the financial burden on local and state resources due to the overutilization of emergency departments, inpatient care, nursing home stays and use of corrections systems and law enforcement resources as the point of health care provision for people who are chronically homeless or homeless and a high-cost health user.

Assistance Type and Terms

AB 74 direct the Department to utilize 2018-2021 federal National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) allocation for HHC. The Department must submit for three years a federal NHTF allocation plan starting in August 2018 that aligns with federal NHTF and AB 74 requirements. The Department will allocate these funds competitively to developers for operating reserve grants and capital loans.

AB 74 also allows the Department to utilize revenues appropriated to the Department from other revenue sources for HHC purposes. For FY 2018 only, the Department will allocate a portion of moneys collected and deposited into the Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund for the HHC program. The Department will allocate these funds competitively to counties for acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves (COSR), and rental subsidies and rental assistance for existing and new supportive housing opportunities to assist the HHC program’s Target Population.

Eligible Applicants and Uses

  • NHTF Applicants: Organization, agency, or other entity (including a public housing agency, a for-profit entity, or a nonprofit entity) that is an Owner or Developer as defined by 24 CFR 93.2
  • NHTF Uses: Acquisition and/or new construction
  • SB2 Applicants: Counties
  • SB2 Uses: Acquisition, new construction or reconstruction and rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves (COSR) and rental subsidies

Tentative Program Timeline

Draft Guidelines Publish Fall 2018
Public Comments Period for Draft Guidelines Fall 2018
Final Guidelines Publish Winter 2018
Competitive HHC NOFA and SB2 NOFA Spring 2019

Funds Available

Competitive NHTF Allocation of approximately $36 million — Coming soon!

Competitive SB2 One-time Allocation of approximately $57 million — Coming soon!

Program Guidelines

Housing for a Healthy California Draft Guidelines (PDF)

Get Funding

Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs).

Current NOFAs

Coming Spring 2019

There are no previous NOFAs listed at this time.

There are no awards listed at this time.

Reporting Requirements (Asset Management and Compliance)

Upon completed construction of your project and closing of your HCD permanent loan, oversight of your project and loan is transferred to HCD’s “Asset Management and Compliance (AMC)” section.

Visit Asset Management and Compliance to find:

  • Your reporting requirements
  • Forms
  • Additional resources
  • Who to contact is you have questions

Workshop Dates and Locations

Learn More at our Draft Guidelines Forums and submit comments.
The PowerPoint presentation will be posted to the website the week of November 12th.

Location: Sacramento
Housing and Community Development
2020 W. El Camino Ave
Sacramento, CA 95833
Room 402A/B

Date and Time:
November 16, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you would like to attend, please make sure to register for this event .

Webinar
Date and Time:
November 19, 2018: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you would like to attend, please make sure to register for this event .

To participate in the webinar, visit Housing for a Healthy California Webinar .

Audio only: (888) 363-4735
Access code: 6581573#

Location: Riverside
Housing Authority
5555 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
1st Floor Conference Room

Date and Time:
November 27, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you would like to attend, please make sure to register for this event .

Location: Visalia

Tulare County Health & Human Services
4031 W. Noble Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277

Date and Time:
November 30, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you would like to attend, please make sure to register for this event .

Program Forms

There are currently no program forms for the HHC Program on the website at this time.

Management Memos

There are currently no management memos for the HHC Program on the website at this time.

Training and Technical Assistance

There are currently no HHC Training and Technical resources on the website at this time.

Resources