Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: June 8, 2021 5:00 p.m. PST
Who is Eligible

Local governments, public housing authorities, redevelopment successor agencies, transit agencies or transit operators, RTPAs, local Transportation Commissions, Congestion Management Agencies, JPAs, school districts, facilities districts, university or community college districts, developer or program operators, and federally recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Integrated land use and transportation projects supporting low-carbon transportation options, including affordable housing, active transportation and transit projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit disadvantaged communities.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 8, 2021, by 5 p.m. PT.

Available Funds

$405 million is available for Round 6. The maximum award amount is $30 million (no more than $60 million to a single developer per funding round), with a minimum of $1 million for TOD, ICP, and RIPA Project Areas.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

26 out of 55 proposals funded in Round 5 (FY 2019/2020).

9% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for Affordable Rental Housing – California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Deadline: July 1, 2021
Who is Eligible

Affordable housing developers can apply to the program. Investors receive a tax credit in exchange for providing the developer with an immediate investment in the affordable housing project.

What it Funds

New construction and rehabilitation projects that will remain affordable for a minimum of 55 years and that are not federally subsidized.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted twice annually. The next and final application deadline in 2021 is July 1, 2021.

Available Funds

$98.6 million (2020), with a similar amount available annually. Approximately 70% of eligible costs for affordable housing development are paid out over 10 years of tax credits and up to 15 years of tax benefits.

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

9% tax credits are highly-competitive with more eligible applicants than available funding. Therefore, award recipients are determined in large part using a tie-breaker formula. 30 projects were awarded in Round 1 (2020).

Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: July 6, 2021 by 11:50pm
Who is Eligible

Local government agencies, nonprofit corporations, cooperative housing corporations, limited partnerships where all the general partners are nonprofit mutual or public benefit corporations, and federally-recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Deferred payment loans for multifamily housing, new construction, or rehabilitation and grants for single-family, new construction, or owner-occupied rehabilitation programs.

When to Apply

Application are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 6, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Available Funds

Approximately $86 million is available. Maximum grant requests range from $2 million and $10 million, depending on project type.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

21 proposals were funded in round 1 (2019).

Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants – U.S. Deparment of Agriculture
Deadline: August 2, 2021
Who is Eligible

Farmers, associations of farmers and family farm corporations; associations of farmworkers and nonprofit organizations; most state and local governmental entities; Federally-recognized Native American Tribes.

What it Funds

Affordable financing to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers.

When to Apply

Pre-applications for the Round 1 are due April 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m EST. Final applications must be submitted by August 2, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Available Funds

$26.6 million in loans and $9.5 million in grants are available in the current Round 1.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Infill Infrastructure Grant Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: July 12, 2021, 5:00 pm PDT
Who is Eligible

A nonprofit or for-profit Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project; a city, county, city and county, public housing authority, or redevelopment agency and/or successor agencies that have jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area applying jointly with an “owners’ association,”; the governing body of an Indian reservation or rancheria that has jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area or a Tribally Designated Housing Entity that is the Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project.

What it Funds

Construction of new infill development and rehabilitation of infrastructure that supports higher-density affordable and mixed-income housing including but not limited to active transportation, parks and open space, stormwater, street repair, transit, and water-related improvements.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 12, 2021, by 5:00 pm PDT.

Available Funds

$160 million available for Round 7 (2021). For Qualifying Infill Projects, the minimum grant award is $1 million ($500,000 for rural areas) with a maximum of $7.5 million. For Qualifying Infill Areas with over 200 units, the minimum grant award is $2 million ($1 million for rural areas) with a maximum of $30 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

21 proposals funded in Round 6 (FY 2019/2020).

4% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for Affordable Rental Housing – California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Affordable housing developers can apply to the program. Investors receive a tax credit in exchange for providing the developer with an immediate investment in the affordable housing project.

What it Funds

New construction and rehabilitation projects that will remain affordable for a minimum of 30 years (55 years is most competitive) and that are subsidized with federal funding and/or tax-exempt bonds.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

$124.9 million (2017), with a similar amount available annually. Approximately 30% of costs for affordable housing development are paid out over 10 years of tax credits and up to 15 years of tax benefits.

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

4% tax credits are awarded on a non-competitive basis to all projects that meet eligibility criteria. 59 out of 87 projects were awarded in Round 2 (2020).

Community Facilities Fund – Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits or public entities serving rural areas with a population under 20,000. Funding is prioritized for high poverty or persistent poverty areas.

What it Funds

Transitional housing (including substance abuse recovery housing), educational and child care facilities, health care facilities, community centers, museums, libraries or public buildings, or other essential community facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

$100,000 – $8 million in loans.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness
To be determined
Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program: Non-Entitlement Local Government Competitive Component – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: August 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Who is Eligible

Non-entitlement local governments.

What it Funds

Development of new or substantial rehabilitation of affordable multifamily rental housing. Assistance to persons who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness through rapid rehousing, rental assistance, supportive services, navigation centers, construction or rehabilitation of permanent or transitional rental housing.

When to Apply

Application submittal portal will be accepting applications beginning August 23, 2021 through August 31, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. PDT

Available Funds

Approximately $29 million (2021).

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

33 proposals were funded on Round 1 (2020).

Permanent Local Housing Allocation program: Entitlement and Non-Entitlement Local Government Formula Component – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Who is Eligible

Entitlement Local government, a Non-Entitlement Local government, or a Local or Regional Housing Trust Fund delegated by the Local government pursuant to Guidelines Section 300.

What it Funds

The predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of multifamily, residential live-work, rental housing that is affordable for extremely low, very low, low, or moderate-income housing, homeownership opportunities, accessory dwelling units, assisting persions who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, accessibility modifications, and efforts to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or vacant homes and apartments.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepting, with a deadline of December 31, 2021.

Available Funds

$342.4 million for the current FY (2021/2022)

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

147 projects funded (2020). This program provides formula funding. See Appendix A of the guidelines for formula amounts by jurisdictions.

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program – California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Medicaid beneficiaries ages 18-61 with disabilities who have resided in a long-term health care facility for at least 90 days and desire to return to community living; individuals ages 18-61 living with a developmental disability who are at risk of institutionalization.

What it Funds

Project-based rental assistance targeting Medi-Cal eligible Persons with Disabilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available Funds

$15 million over multiple funding rounds until all funds have been exhaused, which is anticipated to occur sometime in 2021.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined

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