The CalHome Program Provides grants to local public agencies and nonprofit corporations for first-time homebuyer and housing rehabilitation assistance, homebuyer counseling and technical assistance activities to enable low- and very low-income households to become or remain homeowners.
For NOFA, Application, and Standard Agreements questions:
For program questions following Standard Agreement Execution:
Assistance Type and Terms
Grants to local public agencies and nonprofit developers to assist individual first-time homebuyers through deferred-payment loans for downpayment assistance, home rehabilitation, including manufactured homes not on permanent foundations, acquisition and rehabilitation, homebuyer counseling, self-help mortgage assistance, or technical assistance for self-help homeownership. All funds to individual homeowners will be in the form of loans.
Direct, forgivable loans to assist development projects involving multiple ownership units, including single-family subdivisions.
Loans for real property acquisition, site development, predevelopment, construction period expenses of homeownership development projects, or permanent financing for mutual housing and cooperative developments.
Project loans to developers may be forgiven as the loans convert into deferred payment loans to individual homeowners.
Assistance to individual households will be in the form of deferred-payment loans payable on sale or transfer of the homes, or when they cease to be owner occupied, or at maturity.
Note: CalHome does not lend directly to individuals.
Predevelopment, site development, and site acquisition for development projects. Rehabilitation and acquisition and rehabilitation of site-built housing, and rehabilitation, repair, and replacement of manufactured homes.
Downpayment assistance, mortgage financing, homebuyer counseling, and technical assistance for self-help.
Local public agencies and nonprofit corporations.
CalHome 2022 Program and Later
Beginning in 2022, the CalHome Program is now part of the Homeownership Super NOFA. CalHome program guidelines and NOFAs can be found on the Homeownership Super NOFA website.
2021 CalHome Program
- 2021 CalHome Program NOFA (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Program Application (XLS)
- 2021 CalHome Sample Resolution (XLS)
- 2021 CalHome General Power Point Presentation (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Recorded Webinar
- 2021 CalHome Portal Submission Guide (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome General Q & A (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Applications Received (PDF)
2021 CalHome Disaster
- 2021 CalHome Disaster (PDF) — Amendment
- 2021 CalHome Disaster NOFA (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Disaster Application (XLS)
- 2021 CalHome Sample Resolution (XLS)
- 2021 Recorded (September 9, 2021) Tribal CalHome Disaster Webinar
- 2021 Tribal Entity CalHome Disaster Power Point (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Disaster Webinar
- 2021 CalHome Disaster Q & A (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Disaster Power Point Presentation (PDF)
- 2021 CalHome Disaster Applications Received Amended (PDF)
- CalHome Program Guidelines (2004) (PDF)
- CalHome Program Guidelines (2019) (PDF)
- The CalHome and Serna Homeownership Guidelines and Super NOFA Proposed Changes — Public Comment Notice memo (PDF), which outlines key proposed changes to the most recent CalHome NOFA and Serna NOFA to be included in the Homeownership Super NOFA.
Homeownership Super NOFA Public Comment Webinar
2020 CalHome General NOFA
- 2020 CalHome General NOFA Application Due October 29, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.
2019 General NOFA
- 2019 General NOFA – Application due date: February 18, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
- 2019 General NOFA – Amended (PDF)
- Round 2 Disaster NOFA – Application due date: Until all available funds (allocated per county) are exhausted, or by October 3, 2019 by 5:00 p.m., whichever is earlier.
2018 Disaster Assistance NOFA
- 2018 Disaster Assistance NOFA, Round 1 - Amended (PDF) — 11/01/2019
- 2018 Disaster Assistance NOFA, Round 1 (PDF)
- 2018 Income Limits (PDF)