Housing & Homelessness

Creating Housing for Youth: Homekey’s 8% Youth Set-Aside in Round Two

Last updated May, 25 2022

This webinar highlights the progress of the second round of Homekey in creating housing for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the second round of Homekey was funded with $1.45 billion for local public entities to create permanent or interim housing for persons experiencing homelessness. Homekey includes a youth set-aside, requiring 8% ($116 million) of overall funding be reserved for projects serving youth.

The webinar spotlights two projects serving youth that have successfully been awarded Homekey funding: Mesa Ojai in Ventura County and Valley Lodge Apartments in Napa County. Representatives from each group detail how their projects came together and what future programming is in store. A representative from HCD discusses how projects serving youth have been prioritized throughout the second round of Homekey awards, and JBAY provides resources for those interested in applying during the third round of Homekey, which will open later this year.