Governor’s Homeless Initiative
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Governor’s Homeless Initiative, established in 2005, is a joint project of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the California Housing Finance Agency, and the Department of Mental Health. The purpose of the program is to reduce homelessness through the development of permanent supportive housing for persons with severe mental illness. Developers are eligible for permanent loans, construction loans, and limited grant assistance through the program. In FY11-12, 46 new units were developed while 12 additional units were rehabbed.
The program is state-funded through Proposition 46 State bond funds. Proposition 46 was issued in 2002, and consisted of $2.1 billion in funding. Of this amount, $38 million went to the Governor’s Homelessness Initiative. In FY11-12, the program was allocated $3 million in funding and in FY13-14 the program was allocated $1.8 million.
Contact: George Rodine, California Department of Housing and Community Development, 916-327-2856, [email protected]