The intent of this pilot program is to allow individuals experiencing significant barriers to housing stability to benefit from Supportive housing opportunities while decreasing their utilization of emergency departments, inpatient care, and nursing home stays. This funding provides grants to Counties for permanent Supportive housing for individuals who are Chronically homeless, or Homeless and a High-cost health user. Eligible projects include:
1. Acquisition, new construction, or reconstruction and rehabilitation project(s).
2. Operating assistance, which may include either or both of the following: a. Long-term rental assistance to private landlords for periods up to five years, subject to renewal grants. b. A Capitalized Operating Subsidy Reserve (COSR) for at least 15 years to pay for operating costs of an apartment or apartments receiving capital funding to provide supportive housing to the Target Population.
3. A County’s administrative costs, of at least 5 percent of the total grant awarded, not to exceed 10 percent.