AB 79 Implementation: Establishing a THP-NMD Housing Supplement

Assembly Bill 79, the Human Services Omnibus bill established a Housing Supplement for the Transitional Housing Placement for Non-Minor Dependents (THP-NMD). The THP-NMD Housing Supplement will supplement the THP-NMD rate paid to providers on behalf of youth placed in their programs, based on the cost of housing in each county according to HUD’s Fair Market Rent, and provide a higher Housing Supplement for serving youth who are custodial parents. The THP-NMD Housing Supplement was established to improve access to THP-NMD and retain the placement’s critical supportive services, despite the high cost of housing in some areas of the state and the higher cost of providing housing to youth who are custodial parents. The THP-NMD Housing Supplement will be implemented on a phased-in basis across the state, beginning July 1, 2021, and fully implemented by September 1, 2022.

  • Implementation Fact Sheet

    Learn more about why the THP-NMD Housing Supplement was established, how the supplement amounts are calculated, and when implementation will occur by county.

  • HUD’s Fair Market Rent

    Learn more about Fair Market Rent (FMR), the system developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine the allowable rent levels for Housing Choice Vouchers and other programs. Look up 2019-20 FMR for each California county using this LINK.

  • THP-NMD Webpage

    JBAY maintains a section on this website that provides information about THP-NMD. Learn more about the placement.

  • Current THP-NMD Programs

    View a statewide roster of licensed organizations that provide THP-NMD, listed by county with points-of-contact.

  • June 29, 2020

    The THP-NMD Housing Supplement is established

    The THP-NMD Housing Supplement is established by the passage of AB 79.

  • July 1, 2021

    Phase I Automation of THP-NMD Housing Supplement

    THP-NMD Housing Supplement is operational in counties that utilize the CalWIN payment system by July 1, 2021 or when CDSS notifies the legislature that CalWIN can perform the necessary automation to implement it. (This automation is occurring prior to the CalWIN counties’ migration to the new CalSAWS).

    July 1, 2021

  • September 1, 2022

    Phase II Automation of THP-NMD Housing Supplement

    THP-NMD Housing Supplement is operational in counties transitioning from the C-IV and LRS payment systems to the new CalSAWS by September 1, 2022 or when CDSS notifies the legislature that CalSAWS can perform the necessary automation to implement it. (This automation is occurring after the C-IV and LRS migration to CalSAWS).