Housing for a Healthy California Program
- Background Information
- Assistance Type and Terms
- Eligible Applicants and Uses
- Tentative Program Timeline
- Funds Available
- Program Guidelines
- Get Funding — Current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
- Previous Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs)
- Reporting Requirements (Asset Management and Compliance)
- Workshop Dates and Locations
- Program Forms
- Management Memos
- Training and Technical Assistance
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|
Competitive NHTF Allocation of approximately $36 million — Coming soon!
Competitive SB2 One-time Allocation of approximately $57 million — Coming soon!
Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (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
- Additional resources
- Who to contact is you have questions
Learn More at our Draft Guidelines Forums and submit comments.
- HHC Draft Guidelines Presentation (PDF)
- HHC Draft Guidelines Workshop Webinar (YouTube)
- Housing for a Healthy California Draft Guidelines Public Comments (PDF)
There are currently no program forms for the HHC Program on the website at this time.
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.