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VHHP

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP)

In June of 2014 voters approved Proposition 41, which provides $600 million to fund the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP). The VHHP will allocate funds for the development of new affordable housing for veterans and their families. The VHHP requires an emphasis on developing housing for veterans who are homeless or have extremely low income.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the California Housing Finance Agency are working together to design the VHHP.  The Department of Housing and Community Development will implement the program.  Affordable housing developers will partner with veterans service providers to build affordable housing dwellings, including Supportive Housing, which will provide housing and services to veterans who are homeless or who have extremely low income to assist the veterans to achieve housing stability and improve self-sufficiency.

 

The VHHP requires the three Agencies to develop programs that do the following:

  • Leverage public, private, and nonprofit program and fiscal resources
  • Prioritize projects that combine housing and supportive services
  • Promote public and private partnerships
  • Foster innovative financing opportunities
  • Ensure that program scoring and/or guidelines advance applicants with experience in combining housing with supportive services for veterans or partnering with experienced developers or service providers in serving veterans.

 

VHHP funding for housing developments will be provided to affordable housing developers through a competitive application process utilizing the current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) structure.  Successful applicants will be experienced development organizations who are partnered with experienced service providers.

 

Please note – The VHHP Program does not provide funding directly to individuals. If you are a veteran in need of assistance please contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Nation Call Center for Homeless Veterans Hotline at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) or the California Department of Veterans Affairs at (877) 741-8532 or by email at VHHP@calvet.ca.gov.

 

For more information on the VHHP Program, please read the CalVet Proposition 41 Fact Sheet or visit the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Or email CalVet at VHHP@calvet.ca.gov


 

 

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