Tribal Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (Tribal HHAP) Grants Program
$40 million in flexible funding to prevent and end homelessness in tribal communities is available for federally recognized tribes in California, with up to $20 million to be dispersed in 2022 and the remaining $20 million to be dispersed in 2023. Funding provided in 2022 will need to be spent by June 30, 2026. Uses for funding are broad, and can include strengthening crisis responsive systems, permanent housing and innovative housing solutions, landlord incentives, operating subsidies and reserves, strengthening partnerships between systems for improved service delivery, shelter improvements, and more.
To review the Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) click here.
Outreach and Engagement
With consideration of the guidelines provided in Health & Safety Code, Sections 50218.6-50223, the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) is interested in partnering with federally recognized tribes and stakeholders in the development of a tribal program to prevent and end homelessness, including a grant application that meets the needs of tribal communities.
Cal ICH’s Tribal Liaison will be conducting outreach to federally recognized tribes and tribal housing technical assistance partners to discuss opportunities, receive feedback regarding tribal needs, and provide information. This included hosting three Listening Sessions in March 2022, in which the needs of tribal communities were sought, and questions answered.
Cal ICH envisages this as the start of an ongoing relationship in which Cal ICH can learn how to best support federally recognized tribes and their stakeholders in the development and implementation of culturally responsive solutions that best meet the needs of the tribal communities being served.
If you are interested in consultation with Cal ICH’s Tribal Liaison, please contact Vevila Hussey, Tribal Liaison, at Vevila.Hussey@bsch.ca.gov.
In February, Cal ICH will be engaging federally recognized tribes to build relationship, announce the availability of funding, and share opportunities for partnership.
In March, Cal ICH will be seeking feedback from our tribal partners in the development of application processes that meet the needs of tribal communities.
In April 2022, Cal ICH will release the grant application, with consideration of the needs of California’s Federally Recognized Tribes, for this year’s round of funding.
In April - June 2022, Cal ICH will be further engaging tribes and providing technical assistance.
By June 30, 2022. applications must be submitted to Cal ICH, per Section 50218.6(3)(B) of the Health & Safety Code.
Cal ICH will respond to applications received within 30 days of receipt.
Cal ICH will continue to partner with federally recognized tribes to improve the application process and engage and support tribes to end homelessness within their communities in any way possible.
2022 Tribal program funding will need to be spent by June 2026.
There will be an additional allocation of funding in 2023, which will need to be spent by June 2027.
Tribal HHAP Program Resources
- Introduction to Cal ICH’s Tribal Grant Program
- Notice of Funding Announcement – NEW!
- Application Announcement & Tribal Grant Application – NEW!
- Tribal HHAP Funding Questions & Answers – NEW!
- Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program Statute
- Homeless Data Integration System
- Emergency Rental Assistance Among Indigenous Tribes: National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2022
- California Tribal Housing Needs & Opportunities: A Vision Forward, August 2019
- Counting Homelessness on Tribal Lands: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Tool Kit
- Domestic Violence & Homelessness Toolkit: National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Promising Strategies to End Youth Homelessness: Administration for Children & Families
- California Department of Housing & Community Development’s Tribal Affairs Department
- California Department of Social Services Office of Tribal Affairs
- United States Housing & Urban Development Office of Native American Programs
- California Governor’s Office of the Tribal Advisor
Examples of Tribal Programs that Prevent & End Homelessness
- Workforce Development: Chickasaw Nation
- Patina Wellness Center
- Rapid Rehousing: Samish Nation
- Homelessness Prevention: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
- Transitional & Permanent Housing: Chief Seattle Club
- Housing Support for Domestic Violence Victims: Absentee Shawnee Nation
- Transitional Housing Recovery Program: Lummi Tribal Housing Authority
Vevila Hussey, Tribal Liaison