Could AHP provide clarity on whether rental assistance funding can be used for family financial housing supports, such as reimbursing a room rental for a family member?

Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use

As part of the BHBH Program, rental assistance funds can be used to support an individual’s placement with their family (page 14). Additionally, family reunification can also be a longer-term sustainability process for individuals who have been estranged from their families while experiencing homelessness and serious behavioral health conditions. Family reunification can be an outcome of the BHBH Program as a whole, in addition to the rental assistance components, and when appropriate for the person being served can be a strategy for long-term sustainability. The policies for fraud, waste, and abuse for cases should be clearly outlined by the county.

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