This publication profiles 10 organizations that have used the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program to reduce youth homelessness in their communities.

Staff surveyed from each program have witnessed firsthand the power of HHAP funding to help reach youth experiencing homelessness, and all fully appreciate how many programs could soon end without an ongoing funding commitment to HHAP.

HHAP is designed to support regional coordination and the expansion or development of local capacity to address immediate homelessness challenges across California. HHAP is administered by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH, formerly known as the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council) within the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. HHAP funding is allocated to three types of jurisdictions: California’s 44 local homeless Continuums of Care, California’s 13 largest cities, and California’s 58 counties, with allocations based on a region’s homeless Point-In-Time count.

HHAP includes a “youth set-aside,” requiring a minimum percentage of funding to be devoted to addressing homelessness among youth.