Housing & Homelessness

How THP-Plus Providers, Youth Shelters & Campuses Can Use New State Funding to Address Youth Homelessness

Last updated Sep 18, 2019

In the FY 2019-20 state budget, the California State Legislature created the Homeless Housing, Assistance & Prevention Program (HHAPP), which will provide local jurisdictions with $650 million to address homelessness. The program requires that a minimum of 8% of the funds are used to address youth homelessness, making a minimum of $52 million available to address youth homelessness statewide. This is an increase from the 5% set-aside that was included in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) in the FY 2018-19 state budget.

This webinar provides an overview of HHAPP and discusses how current providers, including THP-Plus, shelter and those interested in serving college students can apply for HHAPP to support one of eight evidence-based interventions the program will fund. Attendees will learn how to identify the entities in their community applying for HHAPP funding, how much local funding will likely be available, and how to advocate locally for funding for homeless youth. Panelists included Lahela Maddox with the Homeless Coordinating & Financing Council, the state entity administering HHAPP; and Debbie Pell of Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County.