COVID-19 Relief Resources

Affordable Housing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Coronavirus Response Round 1: California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • $18.7 million is available.
  • The application period closed in September 2020.
    The application deadline is February 1, 2021, for jurisdictions contemplating the use of CDGB Funds for properties purchased with Homekey funds.
Homekey: California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • $645 million is available.
  • The application period closed in September 2020.
    Jurisdictions that received a reservation of Homekey funds to purchase property can apply to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Response program by February 1, 2021, for additional funding.
  • As of October, 2020 $627 million has been awarded to 45 applicants and 71 projects, totaling 4,646 affordable housing units.
Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Eligible applicants include: Applicants that cannot obtain commercial credit on terms that will allow them to charge rents that are affordable to low-income tenants. Qualified applicants include: Individuals, trusts, associations, partnerships, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations; for-profit corporations and consumer cooperatives; Most state and local governmental entities; and federally-recognized Tribes
  • Program funds construction, improvement, and purchase of multi-family rental housing for low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals.
  • Applications are accepted on an annual basis.
Single Family Home Loans Guarantees: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Eligible applicants include: U.S. Citizen, U.S. non-citizen national or Qualified Alien with a household income that
    does not exceed 115% of median household income.
  • Program funds closing costs, reasonable and customary expenses associated with the purchase transaction, connection fees for utilities, tax and insurance escrow, essential household equipment, and site preparation.
  • Funding Available: 100% financing with 90% loan note guarantee to approved lenders.
Rural Home Loans (Direct Program): U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Program assists applicants to obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.
  • The maximum loan amount an applicant may qualify for will depend on the applicant’s repayment ability.
  • Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.


EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Including CARES Act Funding: US EDA
  • $1.5 billion is available. Minimum award amount is $100,000 and maximum award amount is $30 million.
  • Applications are currently being accepted. There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.


Public Assistance (PA) Reimbursements for Emergency Protective Measures: FEMA
  • Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis.