Housing for a Healthy California Program


Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions

Loan Closing Questions

For all HHC Article II Reporting, Disbursement, and Program Questions following Standard Agreement Execution:

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

Funds Available

Article I. National Housing Trust Fund Allocation. The Department will allocate funds competitively to developers for operating reserve grants and capital loans.

Program Guidelines

Housing for a Healthy California Amended Program Guidelines (PDF)
Housing for a Healthy California Amended Program Guidelines in Track Changes - Coming Soon

Get Funding

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

Current NOFAs

Housing for a Healthy California 2020-2021 NOFA

2020-21 HHC applications must be accessed through the eCivis portal - Programs Available for Solicitation page .

eCivis Grants Management System User Manual (PDF)


Reporting Requirements

For an Article I award: 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

For Article II awards:
HHC-II Bi-Annual Report - The Contractor must submit a completed bi-annual report each year by January 31 and July 31 for the term of the contract with HCD. All Bi-Annual Reports must be submitted via the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) SFTP Server. If a report is submitted directly to HCD, the report will be deleted, and the grantee will be notified that the submission was not received. If you should have any questions regarding the report submission or the UCLA CHPR SFTP Server, please contact HCD at HHCIISGM@hcd.ca.gov. If you need technical assistance with your submission through the SFTP, you may contact the UCLA Information Technology team directly at chpr_it@em.ucla.edu.

Workshop Information

Program Forms

Management Memos

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

Training and Technical Assistance