Affordable Housing

No Place Like Home (NPLH) Competitive Allocation Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: January 19, 2021
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 are due January 19, 2021, no later than 5:00 pm PST.

Available Funds

$187.4 million (2020). Minimum award amounts differ by County population size, which is approximately $106.9 million for Counties with greater than 750,000 residents, approximately $44 million for Counties with populations between 200,000 and 750,000, and approximately $36.6 million for Counties with populations of less than 200,000.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

The most recent award list available if from FY 2019-2020, where 30 out of 61 applicants were awarded funding under the competitive allocation program.

Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP) – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Who is Eligible

Councils of Governments and other regional entities.

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

Applications are currently being accepted with a due date of January 31, 2021.

Available Funds

Approximately $118,750,000 available for the current funding cycle (2021).

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
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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