In June of 2014 voters approved Proposition 41, which provides
$600 million to fund the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention
Program (VHHP). The
will allocate funds for
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
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
affordable housing dwellings, including
Supportive Housing, which will provide housing and services to
who are homeless or who have extremely low income to assist
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, visit the California Department of Housing and Community Development or email CalVet at