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 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.

  • 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


    Read two reports by JBAY discussing the impact of the five percent youth set-aside in HEAP. Read the preliminary report HERE and the final report HERE.