Building on the success of Project Roomkey, Governor Newsom in July 2020 announced the availability of $600 million in funding for Homekey, the next phase in the state’s response protecting Californians experiencing or at risk of homelessness, following approval by the Legislature as part of the 2020-21 annual state budget. To date, more than $835.6 million has been awarded to 48 jurisdictions for 93 projects totaling 6,055 units. The average per-unit cost to Homekey is $138,512 – well below the average cost in California to build new housing units.

Project Homekey is known for turning hotels and motels into homeless housing, but it also provided funds for innovative new build projects that could pull together resources and deliver housing under a very tight deadline. Learn more about how project Homekey has been used to quickly and efficiently provide new homes for people experiencing homelessness


  • David Meyer (SV@Home, Director of Strategic Initiatives)
  • Wayne Chen(Assistant Community Development Director, City of Mountain View)


The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.

This event is open to SV@Home members and the general public. Interested in supporting ongoing SV@Home programming, advocacy, and policy work? Become a member and/or renew your membership today here. 

June 25th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event