California Construction News staff writer
Grants totaling $20 million will be awarded to 22 Native American tribes for projects aimed at addressing housing insecurity and preventing and ending homelessness in their communities. The grantees span the state from San Diego County to Siskiyou County, and represent communities of varying sizes and capacities, including smaller and more rural tribes that often experience additional barriers to accessing funding and resources.
The grants, administered by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH), provide flexible funding to support priority housing and homelessness projects identified by each tribe.
“Native American communities face pressing and unique housing and homelessness challenges which require a thoughtful, government-to-government approach, which is why we worked closely with tribes in designing this program,” said Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, who co-chairs Cal ICH. “These significant financial resources will support 22 California tribes, of all sizes, to make investments to prevent and end homelessness and build safe, affordable housing.”
The Tribal HHAP program is part of California’s commitment to ensuring everyone has a safe and stable place to call home. The Newsom Administration has committed more than $30 billion to address housing and homelessness since taking office, with $3.5 billion for tackling homelessness in the 2023 state budget alone.
Click here for a full list of 2023 Tribal HHAP grantees.