Homeless Emergency Aid Program

On June 27, 2018, California created the Homeless Emergency Aid Program,which will provide $500 million to communities to address homelessness. Of this total, 5% ($25 million) will be dedicated to addressing homelessness among youth. To ensure this historic investment results in a meaningful increase in services for homeless youth, please take a moment to learn about Homeless Emergency Aid Program and contact your local Continuum of Care to discuss how it will meet the 5% homeless youth requirement.

  • 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

  • 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.

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