Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health
No Place Like Home Program
Expression of Interest Opportunity


  1. Purpose.   The purpose of this document is to provide information about the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program through Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS-BH) and to provide an opportunity for parties to express their interest in being a co-applicant with RUHS-BH for NPLH funds by completing the attached Expression of Interest Form.
  2. Background.   The NPLH program was established by the California legislature to dedicate up to $2 billion in bond proceeds to be used to acquire, construct, and/or rehabilitate permanent supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness.  Applications can be submitted by counties solely or with a housing development sponsor as a co-applicant.   RUHS-BH will submit applications for Riverside County with a housing development sponsor as a co-applicant.  The housing must utilize low barrier tenant selection practices that prioritize vulnerable populations and offer flexible, voluntary, and individualized supportive services.   RUHS-BH will commit to providing mental health services and helping coordinate access to other community-based supportive services for eligible residents. Information abut the RUHS-BH NPLH program can be found at  The NPLH program is administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Complete information about the NPLH program can be accessed at
  3. Upcoming funding opportunity.   Opportunities to apply for funding under the NPLH program will be announced from time to time by HCD.  A NOFA for Round 3 of NPLH competitive funding is expected to be released by HCD in October 2020 with applications due in early January 2021.   Award announcements for Round 3 are expected to be made by HCD in June 2021.
  4. Contacts at RUHS-BH.   For information about the NPLH program at RUHS-BH, contact Thomas Peterson, or Marcus Cannon,


Developers of multi-family permanent supportive housing who have an interest in participating in the NPLH program are encouraged to review the NPLH Guidelines and other documents that are available as indicated above to understand the experience, project readiness, threshold and prevailing wage requirements of the NPLH program.  A draft version of NPLH 2020 Amended guidelines can be viewed at
NO PLACE LIKE HOME Expression of Interest Form
Information about development sponsor
Description of the project