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 (round 1) and $300 million in 2020-21 (round 2) 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.