Affordable Housing

CalHome Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: December 14, 2021 by 5:00 pm (tribal entities only)
Who is Eligible

Local public agencies, Tribal Entities, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Predevelopment, site development, and site acquisition for development projects. Rehabilitation and acquisition and rehabilitation of site-built housing, and rehabilitation, repair, and replacement of manufactured homes. Downpayment assistance, mortgage financing, homebuyer counseling, and technical assistance for self-help.

When to Apply

Applications for tribal entities are due December 14, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Available Funds

$57 million, with $20 million reserved for mobilehome assistance in a mobilehome or manufactured home community.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

31 out of 80 proposals were accepted for Round 2 (2020).

CalHome Program – Disaster Assistance – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: December 2021
Who is Eligible

Local jurisdictions, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations in counties impacted by 2017, 2018, and 2020 disasters,

What it Funds

First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU) Assistance, Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects, Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs, Homeownership Development Project Loans.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline at a date to be determined in December 2021. 

Available Funds

Approx. $41 million. Maximum award of $100,000 per unit for First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance, ADU/JADU assistance, and Homeownership Development Project Loans and a maximum of $200,000 for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance.

TA of up to $15,000 per unit on top of the application amount requested for Homeownership Development Project Loans. If applying for only Technical Assistance for a Shared Housing Program, the maximum application amount is $300,000.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
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 accepted, 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.

No Place Like Home (NPLH) Competitive Allocation Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: January 19, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. PST.
Who is Eligible

Counties may apply independently or with a housing development sponsor; and the cities of Berkeley, Pomona, Claremont, and La Verne.

What it Funds

Deferred payment loans for the development of permanent supportive housing for persons living with a serious mental illness who are chronically homeless, homeless, or at-risk of chronic homelessness. Funds may be used to acquire, design, construct, rehabilitate, or preserve permanent supportive housing, which may include a capitalized operating subsidy reserve.

When to Apply

Applications requesting both competitive and noncompetitive allocation funds have a deadline of January 19, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. PST.

Available Funds

$231.4 million (2022). Minimum award amounts differ by County population size, which is approximately $121.2 million for Counties with greater than 750,000 residents, approximately $55.5 million for Counties with populations between 200,000 and 750,000, and approximately $54.7 million for Counties with populations of less than 200,000.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

36 out of 44 applications were awarded in Round 3 (2021).

Homekey – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: May 2, 2022
Who is Eligible

Local public entities, including cities, counties, or other local public entities, including housing authorities or federally recognized tribal governments

What it Funds

The state will make funding available to public entities to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single-family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, and manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to Permanent or Interim Housing for the Target Population.

When to Apply

Applications for round 2 are due May 2, 2022. Due to the potential for program oversubscription, eligible applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

Available Funds

$1.45 billion (2021)

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

As of October 2020, $627 million has been awarded to 45 applicants and 71 projects, totaling 4,646 affordable housing units.

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
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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