The City has established the Rapid Response Homeless Housing (R2H2) Program. The R2H2 Program will accept proposals similar in nature to Homekey serving individuals and families who are homeless. These proposals will go through a threshold review process to ensure that there is site control, sponsor and/or partner experience to execute on a development, and that there is a plan for funding the development of the property, the ongoing operation of the building, and the delivery of supportive services to the residents.
Once a proposal has met the thresholds, a full application will be requested and reviewed by staff on a periodic, competitive basis. Local funding would be committed to projects based on competitive scoring that will prioritize readiness to house people experiencing homelessness, cost efficiency, and strength of the sponsor and partners to complete the development, manage the properties in a professional manner, and deliver services that ensure positive outcomes for residents.