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Cal ICH April 2022 Newsletter

California Statewide Housing Plan: In March 2022 the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Statewide Housing Plan, which describes the vision to ensure every Californian has a safe, stable, and affordable hoe. The plan describes the immediate need for action, identifies the steps the state and local governments are currently taking to address the housing problem, and provides short-term and long-term to address these problems. The Housing Affordability Interactive Dashboard provides data on housing conditions and costs, households and their housing needs, and housing production.

Collaborative Strategies Among Public Housing Authorities and Continuums of Care Can Reduce Homelessness: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the PHA Homelessness Strategies Guidebook: Collaboration between PHAs and CoCs, which provides strategies to strengthen relationships and coordinator efforts to reduce and end homelessness. The guide highlights the Emergency Housing Voucher, which requires direct partnership between the CoC and PHA through a memorandum of understanding that commits both entities to coordinate their expertise to address homelessness and serve community members in need.

Tribal Housing Homelessness and Prevention (HHAP) Grant Program: California Federally Recognized Tribes can receive up to $20 million in flexible funding to prevent and end homelessness in their communities. The deadline to apply for the 2022 funding is June 30, 2022.

HUD Announces $2.65 Billion in Awards to Help People Experiencing Homelessness: Approximately 7,000 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S, including 806 California CoCs, received a total of $2.65 billion in funding from the Fiscal Year 2021 CoC Competition Award.

Homeless Innovative Programs Grant RFA Released: The California Department of Education’s (CDE) Integrated Student Support and Programs Office will be accepting applications from school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to improve the educational stability, access, support, and academic achievement of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

You Count Data Project: The California Homeless Youth Project has launched an interactive data dashboard to provide a more comprehensive understanding of youth experiencing homelessness in California. The dashboard compiles CoC, HUD, and CDE data on youth experiencing homelessness across the state.

Cal ICH Job Opportunities: Join the Cal ICH team working to prevent and end homelessness in California. The California Interagency Council on Homelessness is currently recruiting for the following positions: