FY 2021-22 APPROVED BUDGET

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $527.1 million budget for the Homeless Initiative in FY 2021-22.

The Homeless Initiative budget includes $454.8 million raised through Measure H, ¼-cent sales tax approved by County voters in 2017 to pay for homeless prevention, street outreach, supportive services and employment, shelter, and housing. The remaining $72.3 million includes $14.8 million in federal stimulus funding, $29.4 million in state grants, and $28.1 million from other funding sources.

FUNDING SOURCES

FUNDING HIGHLIGHTS

  • $150 million to fund 5,441 beds among the countywide total interim housing inventory
  • $132 million to continue providing permanent supportive housing to 11,000 households and begin providing it to 2,000 additional households
  • $89 million for rapid rehousing, which provides time-limited rental subsidies to help people quickly exit homelessness
  • $39 million for outreach to people living in encampments and vehicles
  • $23 million for homeless prevention
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