On July 1, 2016, Governor Brown signed landmark legislation enacting the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program to dedicate $2 billion in bond proceeds to invest in the development of permanent supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness. The bonds are repaid through funding from the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
One of the largest single sources of California funding for homeless housing is far enough into being awarded to the development community in California to begin to research what is being planned. Its origins in mental health funding for homeless services led to designing the notice of grant funding intention to build housing for homeless coupled with mental health support services.
So far, the $2 Billion placed under the No Place Like Home Program has been awarded as follows:
Round One Awards:
Round Two Awards:
NPLH 2018 NOFA - List of Awarded Projects
Round Three Awards: ?