Homeless Emergency Aid Program

On June 27, 2018, California created the Homeless Emergency Aid Program, which provided $500 million to communities to address homelessness. Of this total, 5% ($25 million) was required to be dedicated to addressing homelessness among youth. To learn more about HEAP’s investment in homeless youth, read a report by JBAY which includes information about how much HEAP funding went to address youth homelessness statewide, and policy recommendations for future investment.

  • State HEAP Webpage

    Official HEAP page on the website of the California Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency

  • Fact Sheet

    Information about the Homeless Emergency Aid Program

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions about the 5% Set Aside for Homeless Youth

  • SENATE BILL 850

    Legislation that established the Homeless Emergency Aid Program

  • Senate Bill 918

    Legislation that established goals related to youth homelessness for the Homeless Coordinating & Financing Council

  • College‐Focused Rapid Rehousing Initiative

    John Burton Advocates for Youth and Jovenes, Inc. are working together to ensure HEAP funding promotes long‐term economic security among homeless youth by helping them achieve gains in higher education. Specifically, we are working to identify five homeless youth providers that are interested in securing HEAP funding to implement College‐Focused Rapid Rehousing (CFRR) in their communities.