The Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP) provides capital grants and loans to non-profit corporations, charitable and religious organizations, municipalities, and public corporations to acquire, construct, and rehabilitate housing for persons who are homeless and are unable to secure adequate housing without special assistance. Projects eligible for HHAP funding may provide emergency, transitional or permanent supported housing, and may serve families, single persons, youth, seniors, as well as a range of special needs groups such as mentally disabled homeless persons, victims of domestic violence, veterans, and persons with HIV/AIDS. Priority is given to projects providing housing for the mentally ill.
HHAP does not have a maximum amount of funding it will provide. However, the program will not fund more than the appraised value of the completed property. Funds used as a portion of a mixed-income development will cover only the costs of the homeless units. Financing is distributed after a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, and rents must be maintained at the public assistance shelter allowance or 30 percent of adjusted gross income.