Governor Brown signed landmark legislation enacting the No Place Like Home program to dedicate up to $2 billion in bond proceeds to invest in the development of permanent supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness. The bonds are repaid by funding from the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
Key features of the program include:
Counties will be eligible applicants (either solely or with a housing development sponsor).
Funding for permanent supportive housing must utilize low barrier tenant selection practices that prioritize vulnerable populations and offer flexible, voluntary, and individualized supportive services.
Counties must commit to provide mental health services and help coordinate access to other community-based supportive services.
Purpose - To acquire, design, construct, rehabilitate, or preserve permanent supportive housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness or who are at risk of chronic homelessness, and who are in need of mental health services.
Deadline for counties to submit documentation to accept their Noncompetitive Allocation
August 15, 2019
Deadline for counties to submit project applications to HCD for their Noncompetitive Allocation
Rolling application deadline — no later than February 15, 2021.
No Place Like Home (NPLH) is holding an Advisory Committee meeting and public comment session to review the 2019 Draft Amended Guidelines on Monday, June 3.
Along with a webinar for those who are unable to attend to have the opportunity to attend the meeting and give public comments on Tuesday, June 4.