Affordable Housing

Permanent Local Housing Allocation program: Entitlement and Non-Entitlement Local Government Formula Component – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: October 31, 2022
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, transitional housing, homeownership opportunities, accessory dwelling units, assisting persons 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 October 31, 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $465 million in available. This figure includes remaining funding from previous funding rounds.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

171 proposals were submitted from May 6, 2021, to December 1, 2021. 57 proposals have been awarded as of November 18, 2021. Awards will continue to be announced through February 2022.

This program provides formula funding. See Appendix A of the guidelines for formula amounts by jurisdictions.

Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP) – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: December 31, 2022
Who is Eligible

Councils of Governments, other regional entities, and Tribal governments.

What it Funds

Projects that increase housing planning and accelerate housing production, including preparing, adopting, and implementing plans that streamline housing approvals, facilitate compliance with the sixth cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), activities, infrastructure planning, and financing that will accelerate housing production.

When to Apply

The most recent application deadline for advance allocation closed in January 2021. MPO Direct Allocation, applications are currently being accepted on an Overt-The-Counter basis, and for the Tribal and Rural Allocation, applications will be accepted on a competitive basis through December 31, 2022.

Available Funds

$459 million is available for the regular allocation and $30 million for the Tribal/Rural allocation. Approximately $30 million will be available for the innovative project allocation (2022).

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: March 2023
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

The most recent application period closed in June 2021. The next call for applications is expected in January 2023, with applications for Round 7 due on March 2023.

Available Funds

The NOFA is expected to make available approximately $750 million.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

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

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
Golden State Acquisition Fund – (GSAF)
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Nonprofit or for-profit corporations, cities, counties, and other public agencies within California, and joint ventures.

What it Funds

Loans to developers for acquisition or preservation of affordable housing.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

The Golden State Acquisition Fund (GSAF) is a $93 million flexible, low-cost financing program. Loans are up to 5 years and a maximum of $13.95 million.

Award Size


Medium

Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

To date, the GSAF loans have supported 18 projects across the state and created or preserved more than 1,490 housing units.

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