Affordable Housing

Transformative Climate Communities Program Implementation Grant – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Who is Eligible

CBOs, local governments, nonprofits (including coalitions of associations), philanthropic organizations and foundations, faith-based organizations, community development finance institutions, community development corporations, JPAs, and Native American tribal governments. There must be a minimum of one lead applicant, in addition to co-applicants.

What it Funds

Applicants must implement at least three projects associated with the following strategies: equitable housing and neighborhood development, affordable housing land acquisition, transit access, and mobility, solar installation and energy efficiency, water efficiency, recycling and waste management, urban greening and green infrastructure, land conservation, health and well-being. The list of eligible activities and fundable elements are defined in Appendix B of the Round 3 Program Guidelines.

When to Apply

Funding is typically available on an annual basis. The NOFA for Round 4 was released on March 8, 2022, with application pre-proposals due on April 22, 2022, and final proposals for implementation and planning grant applications are due July 1, 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $106 million is available for Round 4.

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

3 out of 4 proposals funded in Round 3 (2019/2020).

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
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

The most recent application window closed in July 2021. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Available Funds

$200 million are available for Round 8 (2022).

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

35 out of 99 proposals funded in Round 7 (FY 2020/2021).

Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.
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

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Awards are anticipated to be announced in November of 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $80 million is available in the funding cycle.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

16 out of 40 proposals were awarded (2021).

Local Housing Trust Fund Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: May 25, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible

Local, regional, and tribal housing trust funds.

What it Funds

Predevelopment, acquisition, and other costs associated with development or rehabilitation of Affordable rental housing projects. Emergency Shelters, Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Affordable Homeownership Projects or Units within a Homeownership Project, and the construction, repair, and reconstruction or rehabilitation of Accessory Dwelling Units or Junio Accessory Dwelling Units.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted beginning on April 26, 2022, through 4:00 p.m. on May 25, 2022. The online support and technical assistance close at 5:00 p.m. PST on May 25, 2022.

 

Available Funds

Approximately $57 million is available in the current funding cycle (2022).

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

18 out of 24 proposals were awarded (2021), for a total of $56.7 million.

Multifamily Housing Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.
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

The most recent application period closed on September 29, 2021. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Awards are anticipated to be announced in November of 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $275 million are available for Round 5 (2022).

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

24 out of 63 proposals funded (2020).

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP) – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible

For-profit entities, nonprofits, public agencies, and tribal governments.

What it Funds

Development of multifamily rental housing containing permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and affordable housing for veterans and their families.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Awards are anticipated to be announced in November of 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $95 million are available for Round 7 (2022).

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

16 projects out of 21 were awarded in Round 6 (2021)

9% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for Affordable Rental Housing – California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Deadline: June 30, 2022
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. Applications for the 2022 funding cycle are due March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022.

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. 28 out of 60 were awarded in Round 1; 55 out of 103 applications were awarded in Round 2 (2021).

4% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for Affordable Rental Housing – California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Deadline: July 7, 2022.
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 year-round, with quarterly deadlines where applications are reviewed. Upcoming deadlines to submit applications for review include March 16, 2022, and July 7, 2022.

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. 122 applications were received and 48 proposals awarded during Round 1; 129 applications were received during Round 2 with 58 proposals awarded; 46 out 103 proposals were awarded in Round 3 (2021)

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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