Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program

The Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) Program was established in 2019 to address California’s homelessness crisis. HHAP was funded with one-time investments of $650 million in 2019-20 and $300 million in 2020-21 with a requirement that at least eight percent ($52 M and $24 M, respectively) be dedicated to addressing homelessness among youth. HHAP funding is allocated to local Continuums of Care, cities and counties.

This follows California’s $500 million one-time investment in addressing homelessness in the 2018-19 budget through the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), of which at least five percent was required to be dedicated to youth homelessness, allocated to Continuums of Care and cities.

  • HHAP Fact Sheets

    Learn more about the Homeless Housing, Assistance & Prevention Program (HHAP) by viewing fact sheets summarizing the program’s parameters in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

  • HHAP Webinar & Call

    JBAY hosted a WEBINAR on 9/18/19 to provide an overview of HHAP and discuss how current providers, including THP-Plus, shelter and those interested in serving college students can apply for HHAP to support one of eight evidence-based interventions the program will fund.

    JBAY hosted a Zoom CALL for youth providers on 4/17/20 to provide a refresher on HHAP, discuss the new COVID-19 emergency funding.

  • Points-of-Contact for Local Jurisdictions

    California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs), 58 counties and the 13 largest cities are eligible to apply for HHAP funding and administer it at the local level.

    • View a roster that includes contact information for California’s CoCs.
    • View a roster that includes contact information for California’s counties.
    • View a roster that includes contact information for California’s Large Cities.
  • Allocation Amounts

    HHAP funding is allocated to Continuums of Care, counties and the 13 large cities, based on each jurisdiction’s proportionate share of the state’s homeless population according to the Homeless Point-In-Time Count:

  • Report on 2018-19 HEAP Youth Set-Aside Implementation

    Read a preliminary report and final report by JBAY which include information about how much HEAP funding went to address youth homelessness statewide, and policy recommendations for future investment.