Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program

 

On behalf of the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program, I am pleased to inform you that the $75 million fifth round Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be available on November 8, 2019 to qualifying applicants throughout the state.  The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) administer the VHHP program.

Using competitive VHHP program funds, developers and nonprofits can create housing opportunities for veterans at risk of or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness in your community.  Funds are made available to qualifying applicants to construct, acquire and rehabilitate, or preserve affordable multifamily rental housing for veterans and their families.

Applicants are due on February 13, 2020. To assist applicants, workshops are planned for developers, sponsors, and other interested parties at the following locations:

December 9, 2019

Point Loma Library - Marla Hass Community Room, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

 

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

December 10, 2019

City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

December 16, 2019

Elihu Harris State Building (auditorium) 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

The VHHP program was made possible with Proposition 41 passed in 2014.  Proposition 41 authorized the issuance of $600 million in general obligation bonds to fund the development of rental housing for low-income and homeless veterans. The VHHP program has awarded $294 million to 63 projects through the first four rounds. Together, these developments will provide more than 2,300 housing units for veterans, including nearly 1,800 units for veterans experiencing homelessness.

I am proud to share this valuable information with you, and we hope that your community can benefit from this NOFA.

Best Regards,


Signature

Sharon Quirk-Silva
Assemblywoman, 65th District