Affordable Housing

Multifamily Housing Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: September 20, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Who is Eligible

Individuals, public agencies, nonprofits, for-profit entities, and Native American reservations and Rancherias.

What it Funds

Affordable multifamily rental and transitional new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion housing developments.

When to Apply

Applications are due by September 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Available Funds

Approximately $220 million are available in Round 4 (2021)

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

24 out of 63 proposals funded (2020).

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).

CalHome Program – Disaster Assistance – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: October 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
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

The application submittal portal will be available beginning October 7, 2021, with a deadline of October 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

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 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.

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
The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future – California Energy Commission
Deadline:
Who is Eligible

Energy technology experts, architectural firms, developers, electricity utility providers, CCAs, local governments, and community-based organizations.

What it Funds

Funds a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development – using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools, and construction practices – that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free, and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.

When to Apply

Applications window for concept abstracts closed April 9, 2021. Full Applications for the Design Phase are due September 10, 2021, by 5:00 pm PDT.

Available Funds

The maximum grant award for the Design phase is $1 million and $9 million for the Build phase.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined

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