Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Announcement


Monterey/San Benito Counties, California—On June 18, 2020, the Leadership Council approved approximately $3.5 million dollars of HHAP support to fund 8 homeless projects throughout Monterey and San Benito Counties. Local programs supported by the grants offer a variety of housing and services including youth programs, emergency shelter operating funds, capital improvements, rental assistance programs, housing navigation, street outreach and permanent supportive housing.

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP) was established by statute by the State of California Business, Consumer Housing Agency to provide California Homeless Continuums of Care (CoC) with flexible grant funds to address immediate homelessness challenges.  The Leadership Council (LC) serves as the local Homeless CoC Care Board of Directors and is responsible for setting HHAP priorities and approving projects.  LC membership representation includes, but is not limited to; public officials, philanthropy, youth, veterans, faith communities, affordable housing developers,  housing advocacy groups, the Housing Authority, community members and county departments such as the Department of Health and Department of Social Services.  Through the LC, the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers (CHSP) serves as the local designated CoC representative and HHAP Administrative Entity.

A full listing of approved projects immediately follows:

San Benito County

San Benito County Rental Assistance $283,478.00
San Benito Youth Alliance Combination of rapid rehousing, outreach/engagement and counseling $26,680.31


Monterey County

Community Human Services Youth Street Outreach Program for the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas Valley $228,145.79
Community Human Services in partnership with the Gathering for Women Operations for new emergency shelter, Casa de Noche Buena, located at 1292 Olympia Ave., Seaside. $600,000.00
Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL) Housing Navigation $333,301.00
City of Salinas Operations for a new homeless emergency shelter, the Chinatown Navigation Center Sprung Shelter, in Salinas. $722,305.07
Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra (dba Dorothy’s Place) Multi-Disciplinary Street Outreach Team that includes case management, health and wellness checks. $368,443.18
Interim, Inc. Capital for a new permanent supportive housing (PSH) program and operating reserves for operations of the PSH units when completed. $400,000.00