POLICY & FUNDING

Home Together 2026

On May 10, 2022 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors endorsed the Home Together 2026 Community Plan, a 5-year strategic initiative centered on racial equity that lays out strategies, activities and resources needed to dramatically reduce homelessness in Alameda County. 

The Plan identifies the strategies and activities to operationalize the recommendations and address the findings detailed in the Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design report, an in-depth analysis of Alameda County’s homeless response system that was conducted in 2019-2020 by partners in Alameda County’s Continuum of Care, and builds on the Home Together Framework approved on August 4, 2020 by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. 

Alameda County Awarded $6.5 Million to Address Youth Homelessness

On September 15th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced awards for their Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) funding. The Oakland, Berkeley/ Alameda County CoC is one of 33 communities awarded YHDP funds to create an in-depth plan to meet the needs of youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness and to work towards ending youth homelessness in the community.  The YHDP application was a collaborative effort among local partners including Alameda County’s Office of Homeless Care and Coordination (Health Care Services Agency), Community Development Agency, Social Services Agency, youth members of the Youth Advisory Board, community-based services and housing providers, ALL IN Alameda County, the City of Oakland and EveryOne Home.  
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Measure A1

The Measure A1 Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond program was approved by over 70% of voters in November 2016 and is being used to provide up to $580 million for the creation and protection of affordable housing options for Alameda County residents who need it most. Measure A1 provides significant new opportunities to assist renters, new homeowners, and those at risk of losing their homes. As of February 2019, $245 million in Measure A1 commitment had leveraged over $1.5 billion to support over 2,400 new affordable units in Alameda County

 

Additional information about Measure A1 can be via Alameda County’s Community Development Agency.

Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP)

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP) is a $650 million block grant program designed to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address immediate homelessness challenges throughout the state of California. Funds are focused on moving homeless individuals and families into permanent housing and ensuring those individuals and families maintain their permanent housing.

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)

In 2018 SB 850 established HEAP, a $500 million block grant program designed to provide direct assistance to cities and counties to address the homelessness crisis throughout California. 

No Place Like Home

In 2018 California voters passed No Place Like Home, a $2 billion statewide bond program operated by California Housing and Community Development to create more supportive housing units throughout the state for homeless individuals and families struggling with a serious mental illness.

Community Health Record

The Alameda County Community Health Record (CHR) is an electronic record application that will summarize curated information from different organizations involved in consumer care. Qualified care coordinators and physicians will be able to access curated consumer information from multiple providers to coordinate care across organizations and have the ability to leverage consumer information to deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Information from multiple providers including: physical health (inpatient, emergency departments, outpatient, primary care), mental health, housing resource centers, and social services can be used to coordinate care across organizations. Consumers will receive more efficient and effective care by allowing providers to share information that improves outcomes and accelerates the delivery of services.

For questions, please email CareConnectHelp@acgov.org or call 510-618-1997