MHSA Housing Program
(Managed by CA DMH & CalHFA)
The Housing Program will be part of the Community Services and Supports but its designated budget will be managed by CalHFA. Each county will have an allocation which can be tapped into by sending an application to CalHFA.
Must be consistent with priorities identified in the CSS plan for the county
Create permanent supportive housing and services for individuals with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of being homeless
Supportive housing means housing with no limit on length of stay that is occupied by the target population & that is linked to on-site or off-site services
Individuals should not have to “fail first” in order to become eligible for supportive housing
Persons with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Low-income adults, older adults, transitional age youth with serious mental illness
Children with severe emotional disorders and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Types of Permanent Supportive Housing
Duplexes, triplexes, and four-plexes
Single family homes & condominiums
Either single population development or mixed population development Housing developments fall into one of two categories – rental housing development and shared housing development
FUNDING AMOUNTS (allocated on a three year basis starting FY06-07)
$75 million will be allocated to finance the capital costs associated with development, acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of permanent housing FOR A LOAN TERM OF 20 YEARS.
Rental Housing Developments – applicants will be required to leverage MHSA funds; apartment buildings that include 5 or more separate apartment units. All units must include at a minimum a sleeping area, a kitchen area and a bathroom. AT LEAST 10% OF THE UNITS, BUT NO FEWER THAN 5 UNITS PER BUILDING, MUST BE SET ASIDE FOR THE TARGET POPULATION OF MHSA.
Shared Housing Developments – may be used to cover all capital costs; a shared housing development is one in which all of the units are shared by 2 or more unrelated adults, each of whom is a member of the MHSA target population; consists on 2 or 4 unit buildings, duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes, single family homes, and condominiums. MUST RESTRICT OCCUPANCY TO MEMBERS OF THE MHSA TARGET POPULATION.
$40 million operating subsidies:
Priority will be given to Rental Housing Developments
Available for up to 20 years
May be provided to those developments that receive capital funding rom the MHSA Housing Program
A County may apply for operating subsidy for the project
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