HCD's Loans, Grants and Enterprise Zone Programs

NOFA Schedules for HCD Programs

Loan and Grant Program Directory

Division of Financial Assistance Organization Chart

Asset Management and Compliance Section (State Programs)

Division of Financial Assistance Publications

Bond-Funded Housing and Programs Update

Affordable Rental Housing Directory

Homebuyer Program Sample Guidelines and Checklist (Microsoft Word)

Loan and Grant Committee Members

HCD administers more than 20 programs that award loans and grants for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing, homeless shelters and transitional housing, public facilities and infrastructure, and the development of jobs for lower income workers. Please note that, with rare exceptions, these loans and grants are not made to individuals, but to local public agencies, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, and service providers. In many cases these agencies then provide funds to individual end users.

Below is a Funds Available Calendar (FAC) that lists current Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for HCD's loan and grant programs. Click on the program names to see program descriptions. Below the individual descriptions are links to NOFAs and other publications related to that program. At the bottom of this page are links to other program-related publications, including our Loan and Grant Program Directory.

2014 Drought Housing Rental Subsidies Program (SB 104)


AB 1699 HCD Loan Restructuring Program


Affordable Housing Innovation Program (AHIP) - Golden State Acquisition Fund (GSAF)


Affordable Housing Innovation Program – Local Housing Trust Fund Program (LHTF)

  • New Trust Funds
    • 26-Feb-14: NOFA Issuance
    New Trust funds treated as over-the-counter until available funds are exhausted for the new trust funds
  • Amendment #1 to 26 Feb 14 NOFA

Affordable Housing Innovation Program – Innovative Homeownership Program (IHP)


Affordable Housing Innovation Program – Construction Liability Insurance Reform Pilot Program (CLIRPP)


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program (CDBG-R)


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

No current funding being offered for this program

  • 09-Jul-09: NOFA Issuance

Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Program (BEGIN)

No current funding being offered for this program

  • Notice of Funding Availability ($17 million)
    • 23-Dec-11: Notice of Closure for Notice of Funding Availability
    • 23-Sept-11: NOFA Issuance

CalHome Program


California Self-Help Housing Program (CSHHP)

No current funding being offered and no applications are being accepted.


Catalyst Projects for California Sustainable Strategies Pilot Program


Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)


Downtown Rebound Program (DRP)

No current funding being offered for project loans or predevelopment grants.


Emergency Housing and Assistance Program Operating Facility Grants (EHAP)

No current funding being offered for this program

  • Notice of Funding Availability ($6,040,000)
    • 20-Jan-11: NOFA Issuance
    • 24-Feb-11: Application Deadline
    • 8-Feb-11: Sacramento NOFA Training Workshop
    • 10-Feb-11: San Diego NOFA Training Workshop
    • Anticipated Award Announcement – Approximately May 2011

Emergency Housing and Assistance Program Capital Development (EHAPCD)

No current funding being offered for this program

  • Notice of Funding Availability (minimum $20 million)
    • 15-Aug-11: NOFA Issuance
    • 30-Sep-11: Application Deadline
    • Anticipated Loan and Grant Committee – Approximately December 2011 & January 2012
    • Anticipated Award Announcement – Approximately January 2012

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program


Enterprise Zone Programs

  • Enterprise Zones (EZs)
  • Local Agency Military Base Recovery Areas (LAMBRAs)
  • Manufacturing Enhancement Areas (MEAs)
  • Targeted Tax Areas (TEAs)
  • Hiring Tax Credits & Vouchering

Exterior Accessibility Grants for Renters

Program not currently making grants


Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Program (FESG)

No current funding being offered for this program


Governor's Homeless Initiative

  • 01-Apr-14: NOFA Issuance

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

  • 01-May-14: NOFA Issuance ($28 million)
  • 01-July-14: Application Deadline
  • Awards Announced: Programs, December 2014; Projects, December 2014

Homeless and Housing Assistance Programs (HHAP)


Housing Assistance Program (HAP)

Effective January 1, 2012, the Department of Housing and Community Development no longer acts as the Public Housing Agency (PHA) in the administration of the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Programs.


Housing Related Parks Program (HRP)

Now Accepting Applications - Due January 22, 2014


Infill Infrastructure Grant Program


Jobs-Housing Balance Incentive Grants

Program not currently making grants


Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program (JSJFWHG)

  • No current funding being offered and no applications are being accepted.

Mobilehome Park Resident Ownership Program (MPROP)

  • Notice of Funding Availability ($8 million)
    • 01-Aug-11: NOFA Issuance

Multifamily Housing Program (MHP)

  • Supportive Housing NOFA
    • Allocation: $47.5 million
    • 24-Oct-14: NOFA Issuance
    • 23-Dec-14: Application Deadline

Office of Migrant Services (OMS)

This program develops, owns, and funds the operation of seasonal housing for migrant farm workers.
Funding to operate, maintain, and rehabilitate existing centers is budgeted and contracted annually.

Predevelopment Loan Program (PDLP)

  • Notice of Funding Availability (revolving fund amount available fluctuates)
    • December 2014 NOFA
    • Ongoing, continuous: Applications accepted, reviewed and funds awarded as funds become available.

Preservation Interim Repositioning Program (PIRP)

All available funds have been allocated.


TOD Housing Program


Veteran Housing and Homeless Prevention Program

  • Acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable multifamily supportive housing, transitional housing and affordable rental housing or related facilities for veterans and their families to allow veterans to access and maintain housing stability.

Workforce Housing Reward Program

Program not currently making grants.


Publications