Programs: Active - Funding Next 12 Months

These programs either have funding currently available for application or will be announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) in the next 12 months. 

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC)

The AHSC funds land use, housing, transportation, and land preservation projects that support infill and compact development and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Funds are available in the form of loans and/or grants in two kinds of project areas:  Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Project Areas and Integrated Connectivity (ICP) Project Areas.  There is an annual competitive funding cycle.  

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG makes funds available in four categories:  Community Development (CD), Economic Development (ED), Community Services and Housing Activities, and Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI).  CDBG grants can be used broadly but are primarily used to provide a suitable living environment by expanding economic opportunities and providing decent housing to low-income households.  Funds are available in California communities that do not receive CDBG funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  There is an annual competitive funding cycle for all except Economic Development, which has an over-the-counter Notice of Funding Availability process.

Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)

ESG makes grant funds available for projects serving homeless individuals and families through eligible non-profit organizations or local governments.  ESG funds can be used for supportive services, emergency shelter/transitional housing, homelessness prevention assistance, and providing permanent housing.  Funds are available in California communities that do not receive ESG funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Funding is announced annually through a Notice of Funding Availability.

Golden State Acquisition Fund (GSAF)

GSAF was seeded with $23 million from the Department’s Affordable Housing Innovation Fund.  Combined with matching funds, GSAF makes up to five-year loans to developers for acquisition or preservation of affordable housing.  Loans are a maximum of $13,950,000.  Funds are made available over the counter.  Contact a fund manager for more information.

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

HOME assists cities, counties, and non-profit community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to create and retain affordable housing for lower-income renters or owners.  HOME funds are available as loans for housing rehabilitation, new construction, and acquisition and rehabilitation of single- and multifamily projects and as grants for tenant-based rental assistance.  At least 50 percent of the amount is awarded to rural applicants and 15 percent is set aside for CHDOs.  Funds are available in California communities that do not receive HOME funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Funding is announced annually through a Notice of Funding Availability. 

Housing-Related Parks Program

The Housing-Related Parks Program funds the creation of new park and recreation facilities or improvement of existing park and recreation facilities that are associated with rental and ownership projects that are affordable to very low- and low-income households.  Grant funds are made available to local jurisdictions.

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG)

IIG provides grant funding for infrastructure improvements for new infill housing in residential and/or mixed-use projects.  Funds are made available through a competitive application process. 

Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP)

MPRROP makes short- and long-term low interest rate loans for the preservation of affordable mobilehome parks for ownership or control by resident organizations, nonprofit housing sponsors, or local public agencies.  MPRROP also makes long-term loans to individuals to ensure continued affordability.  Funds are made available through a competitive process in response to a periodic Notice of Funding AvailabilityNOTE: Currently, MPRROP is accepting applications on an over-the-counter basis.

National Housing Trust Fund

National Housing Trust Fund is a permanent federal program with dedicated source(s) of funding not subject to the annual appropriations.  The funds can be used to increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing, with an emphasis on rental housing for extremely low-income households (ELI households, with incomes of 30 percent of area median or less).  This year California is receiving approximately $10.1 Million for the program. Subscribe to the Multifamily Housing Programs e-mail list to receive notification of their availability.  Funds will be made available through a competitive process and will be announced through a Notice of Funding Availability.

No Place Like Home

The No Place Like Home Program will have $2 billion in bond proceeds to invest in the development of permanent supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness.

Predevelopment Loan Program (PDLP)

PDLP makes short-term loans for activities and expenses necessary for the continued preservation, construction, rehabilitation or conversion of assisted housing primarily for low-income households.  Availability of funding is announced through a periodic Notice of Funding Availability.  Eligible applicants include local government agencies, non-profit corporations, cooperative housing corporations, and limited partnerships or limited liability companies where all the general partners are non-profit mutual or public benefit corporations.

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance offers long-term project-based rental assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a collaborative partnership among the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC).  Opportunities to apply for this project-based assistance are through a Notice of Funding Availability published by CalHFA NOTE: Currently funds are available on an over-the-counter basis.

Supportive Housing Multifamily Housing Program (SHMHP)

SHMHP provides low-interest loans to developers of permanent affordable rental housing that contain supportive housing units.

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP)

VHHP makes long-term loans for development or preservation of rental housing for very low- and low-income veterans and their families.   Funds are made available to sponsors who are for-profit or nonprofit corporations and public agencies.  Availability of funds is announced annually through a Notice of Funding Availability.