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Gavin Newsom Nov 13th, 2019

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING  The state provides grants and loans in various programs to construct affordable housing for extremely low-income households, including supportive housing for the most vulnerable populations. For example: 

  •  The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Act, which repurposed general obligation bonds totaling $600 million to provide supportive housing for veterans.
To date, $314 million has been awarded, creating 2,463 supportive units. 

  •  The No Place Like Home Act, which dedicates $2 billion in bond funding to provide supportive multifamily housing for individuals experiencing mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

  •  The Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act (Chapter 365, Statutes of 2017, SB 3), which provides $4 billion for various programs, of which $1.5 billion is available for the Multifamily Housing Program that can be used for supportive housing development. 
The No Place Like Home Act and SB 3 bonds were approved by voters in November 2018 and funds have not yet been awarded. 
  • The Administration will accelerate awards for qualifying projects. 

Gavin Newsom Nov 13th, 2019

TEMPORARY HOUSING 

The state also supports short-term housing operations, such as emergency shelters and navigation centers. Recent investments include the $500 million Homeless Emergency Aid Program and $123 million of SB 2 (Chapter 364, Statutes of 2017) revenues. While these efforts will help, more housing is required to begin to significantly address the state’s homelessness problem. The shortage of affordable housing units is one of the major contributing factors to the increasing number of homeless in the state. 

As discussed in the Housing and Local Government chapter, housing and, as an extension, homelessness are fundamentally local government responsibilities. Cities are responsible for the zoning and siting of housing, and counties are responsible for linking homeless individuals to health and social services. However, as evidenced by the growing number of homeless persons, homelessness is a statewide problem and requires a multi-pronged approach, starting with better planning to provide access to shelter and associated services with the goal of moving individuals into permanent housing solutions.

Gavin Newsom Nov 13th, 2019

WHOLE PERSON CARE PILOT PROGRAMS 

The Budget invests $100 million General Fund (one-time with multi-year spending authority) for Whole Person Care Pilot programs that provide housing services. The Whole Person Care Pilot program coordinates health, behavioral health (including mental health and substance use disorder services), and social services, as applicable, in a patient-centered manner with the goal of improved beneficiary health and well-being. Many of these pilot programs target individuals who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, and have a demonstrated medical need for housing and/or supportive services. The Department of Health Care Services will develop a funding allocation methodology for this augmentation that considers various factors, such as prevalence of homelessness, cost of living, and performance. This funding will be used to match local county investments in health and housing services with a focus on the homeless mentally ill population. 

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