Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Announcement

The Leadership Council has issued an amendment to its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
for the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) one-time block grant. The new guidance is as follows:

On May 12, 2020, the Leadership Council voted to approve reallocation of HHAP funds to include a priority for projects that address the continuation of services for those individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This priority has resulted in a 15% decrease of non-youth funds to be set aside for these COVID-related projects.

For the purpose of this RFP, continuation of services is defined as:

  • Any project/program that places priority on those individuals who participated in the Project Roomkey or Project Refuge Programs implemented by the County or the Coalition.
  • An emergency shelter project that intends to include permanent housing outcomes for emergency shelter guests within 90 days of entry into the shelter, especially if that individual/family was a participant in in the Project Roomkey and Project Refuge Programs implemented by the County or the Coalition.
  • A transitional housing project that intends to include permanent housing outcomes for project participants, especially if that individual/family was a participant in the Project Roomkey or Project Refuge Programs implemented by the County or the Coalition.
  • A permanent housing project that accepts individuals/families that were participants in the Project Roomkey or Project Refuge Programs implemented by the County or the Coalition.

It has also been determined that participation in the Bidders Conference on March 19th is not a condition of eligibility to apply for HHAP funding. The RFP process has been opened to all organizations/agencies who are eligible as described in the March 4th RFP, which can be found here.

Due to the new guidelines for HHAP proposed projects, the deadline for application submission has been extended to June 1, 2020 by 5pm. Applications can be submitted to Nykole Sakihara at nsakihara@chsp.org.