Transitional Housing Program (THP)
When left without support or resources, young adults aged 18 to 25 years (“transition age youth") can face huge barriers to finding safe, affordable homes. As a result, many of these youth are at extreme risk of falling into homelessness. The Transitional Housing Program provides funding to counties for child welfare services agencies to help young adults aged 18 to 25 years find and maintain housing, with priority given to those formerly in the foster care or probation systems. (SB 80, Statutes of 2019)
Allocates approximately $8 million in grants to counties, based on each county's percentage of the total statewide number of young adults aged 18 to 25 years in foster care.
Eligible applicants are county child welfare services agencies that demonstrate a need to provide housing for young adults aged 18 to 25 years. (The allocation excludes Alpine and Sierra counties because the calculation did not demonstrate a need for young adults aged 18 to 25 years.)
Funds shall be used to help young adults who are 18 to 25 years of age secure and maintain housing. Use of funds may include, but are not limited to:
- Identifying and assisting housing services for this population within each community
- Helping this population secure and maintain housing (with priority given to those formerly in the state’s foster care or probation system)
- Improving coordination of services and linkages to community resources within the child welfare system and the Homeless Continuum of Care
- Outreach and targeting to serve those with the most-severe needs
The following forms were emailed directly to the Child Welfare Director of each county. Interested applicants must submit these forms:
- New! Round 2 Allocation Acceptance form (XLS) — Updated (07/27/2020)
- New! Round 2 Resolution template and checklist (DOC)
- New! Government Tax Identification Number form (PDF) File may need to be opened in Internet Explorer
Deadline to submit these three documents: Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Annual Report (XLS) – The County must submit a completed annual report each year by June 30 for two years following distribution of TAY Program funds for the previous fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). The Annual Reports shall be submitted electronically to THP@hcd.ca.gov. HCD will grant a 30 day grace period before the Annual Report is considered late.