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DIVISION 31. HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE [50000 - 54034]

  ( Division 31 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610. )

PART 2. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [50400 - 50899.7]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 996. )

CHAPTER 11.9. THP-Plus Housing Supplement Program [50820- 50820.]
  ( Chapter 11.9 added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 86, Sec. 14. )

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(a) The THP-Plus Housing Supplement Program is hereby established. Subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for this purpose, the Department of Housing and Community Development shall allocate and distribute funds to up to 11 counties pursuant to this section.

(b) A county shall be eligible to receive funding pursuant to this section if the fair market rent, as defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (i) of Section 11403.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, for a two-bedroom apartment in the county is one of the 11 most expensive in the state during the 2020–21 federal fiscal year.

(c) A county that elects to receive funding pursuant to this section shall comply with all of the following requirements:

(1) Expend all funds the county is required to maintain pursuant to paragraph (4) before using funding provided pursuant to this subdivision.

(2) Pay a monthly rate to Transitional Housing Program-Plus providers, as defined in subdivision (s) of Section 11400 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, that is no less than two thousand eight hundred eighty-two dollars ($2,882) per youth per month or the rate paid per youth per month on July 1, 2021, whichever is greater.

(3) Maintain the bed capacity for the Transitional Housing Program-Plus that the county contracted for as of July 1, 2021.

(4) Maintain funding for the Transitional Housing Program-Plus from the Protective Services Subaccount within the Support Services Account of the county’s County Local Revenue Fund 2011 at the amount listed for the county on page 25 of the State Department of Social Service’s County Fiscal Letter No. 11/12-18, issued on September 16, 2011.

(d) (1) A county that receives funding pursuant to this section shall receive an amount that is the difference between the amount of funding the county is required to maintain pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) and the amount required to maintain the bed capacity required by the county’s contracts with Transitional Housing Program-Plus providers as of July 1, 2021, at a rate of two thousand eight hundred eighty-two dollars ($2,882) per youth per month.

(2) A county shall not receive funding pursuant to this section if the amount of funding the county is required to maintain pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) is sufficient to maintain the bed capacity required by the county’s contracts with Transitional Housing Program-Plus providers as of July 1, 2021, at a rate of two thousand eight hundred eighty-two dollars ($2,882) per youth per month.

(3) If, due to point-in-time differences in the data, the dollar amount provided in the Budget Act for the purpose of this section is less than or more than the dollar amount necessary to fund the THP-Plus Housing Supplement Program for eligible counties using the methodology described in this subdivision, the department shall determine how to adjust the amounts distributed to counties to accommodate a funding shortfall or additional funding in consultation with stakeholders, including representatives from the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Finance, the County Welfare Directors Association of California, and John Burton Advocates for Youth.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 86, Sec. 14. (AB 153) Effective July 16, 2021.)

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