SB 80 Implementation: Addressing Homelessness Among Former Foster & Probation Youth

On June 27, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 80, the budget trailer bill that provides $8 million annually to reduce youth homelessness. This state investment is intended to expand transitional housing in response to the growing issue of homelessness among youth and young adults, particularly former foster youth: one in three youth who exit foster care will experience homelessness within 24 months.

The funding is distributed by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to county child welfare agencies to help young adults who are 18 to 25 years of age secure and maintain housing, with priority given to young adults formerly in the state’s foster care or probation systems.

Some counties will utilize the funding to expand or enhance their existing Transitional Housing Placement-Plus (THP-Plus) programs. THP-Plus provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 or 36 months to former foster and probation youth ages 18 to 24 or 25.

The $8 million THP funding is set to suspend on December 31, 2021 after Round 3. This funding is needed now more than ever–join a coalition to protect former foster youth by advocating for continued THP funding.

  • February 7, 2020

    HCD Releases Application for FY 2019-20 Funding

    HCD notifies county child welfare directors about the availability of THP Round 1 funding, their allocation amount and instructions for applying.

  • April 15, 2020

    Applications Due for 2019-20 Funding

    Deadline extended from 3/31/20. Counties must submit their allocation acceptance form, TIN form and board resolutions to thp@hcd.ca.gov.

    April 15, 2020

  • April-August 2020

    2019-20 Award / Standard Agreement Execution

    HCD awards funding, executes standard agreements and disburses FY 2019-20 funding to county child welfare agencies.

  • July 27, 2020

    HCD Releases Application for FY 2020-21 Funding

    HCD notifies county child welfare agencies about the availability of Round 2 THP funding and instructions for accepting their allocations.

    July 27, 2020

  • November 12, 2020

    Allocation Acceptance Form Due for FY 2020-21 THP Allocation

    Counties must submit their allocation acceptance form, TIN form and board resolutions to thp@hcd.ca.gov.

  • December 2020-February 2021

    2020-21 Award / Standard Agreement Execution

    HCD awards funding, executes standard agreements and disburses FY 2020-21 funding to county child welfare agencies.

    December 2020-February 2021

  • June 30, 2022

    FY 2019-20 Funding Must Be Spent

    Any FY 2019-20 funding not spent by June 30, 2022 reverts back to the State General Fund.

  • June 30, 2023

    FY 2020-21 Funding Must Be Spent

    Any FY 2020-21 funding not spent by June 30, 2023 reverts back to the State General Fund.

    June 30, 2023