Program Background

Building on the success of both Project Roomkey and the first two rounds of Homekey, this significant investment continues a statewide effort to sustain and rapidly expand housing for persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and who are, thereby, disproportionately impacted by and at increased risk for medical diseases or conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other communicable diseases.

Administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), approximately $736 million (FY 2022-23) in grant funding will be made available to local public entities, including cities, counties, or other local public entities, such as housing authorities within California.

Homekey is an opportunity for state, regional, and local public entities to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single-family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to permanent or interim housing for the target population.