Special Administrative Funds

Special Administrative Funds

The Special Administrative Funds system supports non-federal funded programs implemented by Community-Based Organizations and County departments to provide rapid re-housing assistance for families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness and other services to low-to-moderate income residents throughout Los Angeles County.   Some of the programs currently being administered include:

FIRST 5 LA SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES FUND –  CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Los Angeles County Children and Families First - Proposition 10 Commission (First 5 LA) designated the CDC to act as technical advisor and program administrator for its Supportive Housing for Homeless Families Fund to provide permanent supportive housing and related services for families that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, that have had involvement with the child welfare system, and that include children aged prenatal to 5 years. Currently, supportive service funds are being provided to the following capital development projects: 

Whittier Supportive Housing Apartments (Developer: East LA Community Corporations)
Cedar Ridge Apartments (Developer: Insite Development, LLC)
Vermont Manzanita Apartments (Developer: West Hollywood Community Development Corporation)
Mar Vista Union Apartments (Developer: National Community Renaissance of California)
Beverly Commonwealth Apartments (Developer: A Community of Friends)

HOMELESS PREVENTION INITIATIVE (HPI)

On December 1, 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $3 million of Homeless Prevention Initiative (HPI) funds to the Community Development Commission (CDC) in order to extend rapid re-housing services for homeless families with children (0-17 years old). Based on the results of the 2015 Homeless Count, contracts were awarded to the following service providers:

SPA 1 – Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council
SPA 2 – LA Family Housing
SPA 3 – Volunteers of America Los Angeles
SPA 4 – PATH
SPA 5 – Upward Bound House
SPA 6 – Special Services for Groups
SPA 7 – The Whole Child
SPA 8 – Interval House

DCFS – FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOUSING SUBSIDY (FRHS) PROGRAM

On February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $3 Million for Strategy B6 – Family Reunification Housing Subsidy (FRHS) Program.  This program provides rapid re-housing and case management services to families in the child welfare system where the parents’ homelessness is the sole barrier to the return of the children.  Based on results of a  Request for Proposals, contracts were awarded to the following service providers:

SPA 1 – Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council
SPA 2 – Volunteers of America Los Angeles
SPA 3 – Volunteers of America Los Angeles
SPA 4 – Volunteers of America Los Angeles
SPA 5 – St. Joseph Center
SPA 6 – Special Services for Groups
SPA 7 – The Whole Child
SPA 8 – Harbor Interfaith