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HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

*New* Proposed Uniform Multifamily Regulation Changes

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Proposed Regulation Changes to the HOME Program

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) proposes to formally amend regulations which govern implementation of the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  The existing regulations are codified in Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter 17, Sections 8200-8220  of the California Code of Regulations.

The purpose of the Regulations changes is to allow the state to carry out its own HOME Program in order to allow affordable housing projects to be built to serve the California Native American Tribes. 

On January 22, 2016, the Department of Housing and Community Development ("Department"), published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to formally adopt amendments to State of California ("State") regulations governing the HOME Program ("State Regulations"). The 45-day public comment period for the proposed amendments to the State Regulations was January 22, 2016 through March 7, 2016. Department Staff held a public hearing on March 7, 2016 in Sacramento for any interested parties. On May 26, 2016, the Department issued a 15-day Notice of Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing the HOME program. Public comments on these changes were accepted from May 26, 2016 through June 10, 2016.

The Department expects the HOME Proposed Rulemaking package to be formally approved in early 2017.

Purpose

Assist cities, counties and nonprofit community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to create and retain affordable housing.

Assistance Type

Grants to cities and counties; low-interest loans to state-certified CHDOs operating in state-eligible jurisdictions.

Terms

See the Current NOFA

At least 50 percent of funds will be awarded to rural applicants.

Most assistance is in the form of loans by city and county recipients to project developers, to be repaid to local HOME accounts for reuse.

Rental developments are subject to terms contained in the Uniform Multifamily Regulations (UMRs), Title 25 commencing with section 8300 – 8316 (Adobe PDF).

A minimum of 15 percent of total state HOME funds are set aside for CHDOs.

Eligible Activities

Housing rehabilitation, new construction, and acquisition and rehabilitation, for both single-family and multifamily projects, and predevelopment loans by CHDOs. All activities must benefit lower-income renters or owners.

Eligible Applicants

Cities and counties that do not receive HOME funds directly from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); current state-certified nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) proposing activities in eligible communities.

Application Process

Applications are invited through issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs).

Contact

(916) 263-2939 or home@hcd.ca.gov

HCD STATE RECIPIENT REPRESENTATIVES BY COUNTY

Map of California, showing HCD Representatives by County, (with Phone Numbers and e-mail addresses)

NOFAs

See the Current HOME NOFA and Application Materials

See the 2014 HOME Drought NOFA

APPLICATION SCORES

2015 Application Scores (Microsoft Excel)

HOME Awards

2014 and Prior HOME Awards (2000-2014)

Contract Management Manual

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT MANUAL - Revisions have been made to the following chapters:

INCOME CALCULATION AND DETERMINATION GUIDE FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS

HOME LIMITS

HOME MONITORING/ASSET MANAGEMENT

CONSULTANTS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: