The MHSA Housing Program embodies both the individual and system goals of the MHSA through a unique collaboration among government agencies at the local and State level. Managed through the County of San Diego, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) was allocated $33 million in 2008 for a new housing program, under which MHSA funds were made available to developers to finance the costs associated with development, acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for individuals with serious mental illness. In 2016, the MHSA Housing Program was succeeded by the Local Government Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP), which was initially funded by a $10 million allocation approved by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors. In 2018, the Board of Supervisors authorized the transfer of an additional $10 million to CalHFA, bringing the County’s total SNHP investment to $20 million.

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RE: Supportive Housing Development Proposals for MHSA SNHP Funding

A 30-day public review and comment period is required for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services to provide capital funding through the State-administered Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Local Government Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP). This public review pertains to the following housing developments: Hollister Apartments, Ivy Senior Apartments, Tranquility at Post 310, and Trinity Place. These four MHSA developments will provide permanent supportive housing for the County's mental health clients.

The attached, Items 1 through 8 of the MHSA SNHP Application Supportive Services Plans, provide details on the supportive housing developments and services information for review and comment.

Comment on the proposed developments attached must be received by the County by the end of the 30th day from the date on this notice.

Any comment or question may be directed to Sonya Yu, Administrative Analyst II, at Sonya.Yu@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Expression of Interest for Supportive Services

For developers who would like to express interest in receiving supportive services for MHSA-eligible tenants residing in permanent supportive housing units in San Diego County. Note: This form is not for projects that are requesting MHSA capital funding.