Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: June 8, 2021 5:00 p.m. PST
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

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 8, 2021, by 5 p.m. PT.

Available Funds

$405 million is available for Round 6. The maximum award amount is $30 million (no more than $60 million to a single developer per funding round), with a minimum of $1 million for TOD, ICP, and RIPA Project Areas.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

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

Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: July 6, 2021 by 11:50pm
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

Application are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 6, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Available Funds

Approximately $86 million is available. Maximum grant requests range from $2 million and $10 million, depending on project type.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

21 proposals were funded in round 1 (2019).

Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants – U.S. Deparment of Agriculture
Deadline: August 2, 2021
Who is Eligible

Farmers, associations of farmers and family farm corporations; associations of farmworkers and nonprofit organizations; most state and local governmental entities; Federally-recognized Native American Tribes.

What it Funds

Affordable financing to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers.

When to Apply

Pre-applications for the Round 1 are due April 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m EST. Final applications must be submitted by August 2, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Available Funds

$26.6 million in loans and $9.5 million in grants are available in the current Round 1.

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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