Funding Resources

State, federal, and national sources of information and guidance to support use of financial resources described within the Putting the Funding Pieces Together guide

The links included on this page can support the effective implementation of funding resources described within Cal ICH’s Putting the Funding Pieces Together: Guide to Strategic Uses of New and Recent State and Federal Funds To Prevent and End Homelessness. Due to the large volume of relevant tools and resources being issued every day by state, federal, and national agencies and organizations regarding new and recent federal and state funding sources, this page primarily provides links to webpages that provide access to substantial arrays of tools and guidance, but does also include direct links to a small number of individual documents or web-based content.

Guidance and Tools from State Agencies

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

California Department of Social Services (CDSS)

  • Project Roomkey/Housing and Homelessness COVID Response page – Key documents related to Project Roomkey, rehousing resources and strategies, and many relevant tools and resources from other agencies and organizations.
  • CalWORKs Housing Support Program page – Key documents and information related to CDSS’ CalWORKs Housing Support Program, which foster housing stability for families experiencing homelessness in the CalWORKs program.
  • CalWORKs Homeless Assistance page – Key documents and information related to CDSS’ CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program, which serves eligible CalWORKs recipients or apparently eligible CalWORKs applicants, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Bringing Families Home Program page – Key documents and information related to CDSS’ Bringing Families Home Program, which focuses on reducing the number of families in the child welfare system experiencing or at risk of homelessness, increasing family reunification, and preventing foster care placement.
  • Housing and Disability Advocacy Program page – Key documents and information related to CDSS’ Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, which assists people experiencing homelessness who are likely eligible for disability benefits by providing advocacy for disability benefits as well as housing supports.
  • Home Safe Program page – Key documents and information related to CDSS’ Home Safe Program, which support the safety and housing stability of individuals involved in Adult Protective Services (APS) by providing housing-related assistance using evidence-based practices for homeless assistance and prevention.

Guidance and Tools from Federal Agencies

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Homeless Programs: Housing Assistance For Veterans – Information and links to other documents and information regarding homelessness assistance and housing programs administered by the VA, including HUD-VASH, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, and the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program.

Guidance from National Organizations