Housing for a Healthy California Program

Contact

Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions
HHCNOFA@hcd.ca.gov

Loan Closing Questions
LoanClosing@hcd.ca.gov

Background Information

In September of 2017, as part of a landmark housing package, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 74 into law. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is authorized to develop the Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) Program. The HHC program creates supportive housing for individuals who are recipients of or eligible for health care provided through the California Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal program. The goal of the HHC program is to reduce the financial burden on local and state resources due to the overutilization of emergency departments, inpatient care, nursing home stays and use of corrections systems and law enforcement resources as the point of health care provision for people who are chronically homeless or homeless and a high-cost health user.

Assistance Type and Terms

AB 74 direct the Department to utilize 2018-2021 federal National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) allocation for HHC. The Department must submit for three years a federal NHTF allocation plan starting in August 2018 that aligns with federal NHTF and AB 74 requirements. The Department will allocate these funds competitively to developers for operating reserve grants and capital loans.

AB 74 also allows the Department to utilize revenues appropriated to the Department from other revenue sources for HHC purposes. For FY 2018 only, the Department will allocate a portion of moneys collected and deposited into the Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund for the HHC program. The Department will allocate these funds competitively to counties for acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves (COSR), and rental subsidies and rental assistance for existing and new supportive housing opportunities to assist the HHC program’s Target Population.

Eligible Applicants and Uses

  • NHTF Applicants: Organization, agency, or other entity (including a public housing agency, a for-profit entity, or a nonprofit entity) that is an Owner or Developer as defined by 24 CFR 93.2
  • NHTF Uses: Acquisition and/or new construction
  • SB2 Applicants: Counties
  • SB2 Uses: Acquisition, new construction or reconstruction and rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves (COSR) and rental subsidies

Tentative Program Timeline

Draft Guidelines Publish Fall 2018
Public Comments Period for Draft Guidelines Fall 2018
Final Guidelines Publish Winter 2018
Competitive HHC NOFA and SB2 NOFA Spring 2019

Funds Available

Competitive NHTF Allocation of approximately $36 million — Coming soon!

Competitive SB2 One-time Allocation of approximately $57 million — Coming soon!

Article I. National Housing Trust Fund Allocation. The Department will allocate funds competitively to developers for operating reserve grants and capital loans.

Article II. Building Homes and Job Trust Fund Allocation. The Department will allocate funds competitively to counties for acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, administrative costs, capitalized operating subsidy reserves, and rental subsidies and rental assistances for existing and new supportive housing opportunities to assist the HHC program’s Target Population.

Program Guidelines

New! - Notice of Round 1 Guideline Amendment (PDF)
Housing for a Healthy California Amended Program Guidelines (PDF)

Amendments to HHC Final Guidelines include:

  • Clarification of language has been added to the following sections: §105; §106; §111(b); §210; §213(b)(1); §213(b)(2)(3); §213(d); §213(e).
  • §102. Clarification of policy on stacking unit-based subsidies. Language clarified to align with Multifamily Housing Program (MHP).
  • §103. Initial base amounts reference back to Department’s Annual Action Plan.
  • §119 and §221. Clarified environmental provisions.
  • §200. Clarified compliance with NHTF regulations if applicant uses funding for development.
  • §203. Added a section of compliance to further clarify requirements if applicant uses funding for development.
  • §208. Changed total award amount adjustments made by HCD from “will” to “may” to further align with program’s intent.
  • §213(a). Corrected the source of rent burden data.
  • §213(d). Adjusted application selection criteria to align with all eligible uses.

Get Funding

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

Current NOFAs

2019 HHC Article I (Developers) Allocation & Application Forms
Article I NOFA (PDF)
Universal Application (XLS)
Article I Supplemental Application (XLS)
Article I Resolution (PDF)
STD 204 Payee Data Record (PDF)
TIN Form (PDF) (File may need to be opened using Internet Explorer)
New! - 2019 HHC Article I FAQ’s (PDF)
New! - 2019 HHC Webinar (YouTube)

2019 HHC Article II (Counties) Allocation & Application Forms
New! Article II NOFA - Amended (PDF)
Article II Supplemental Application (XLS)
Article II Resolution (PDF)
STD 204 Payee Data Record (PDF)
TIN Form (PDF) (File may need to be opened using Internet Explorer)
New! - 2019 HHC Article II FAQ’s (PDF)
New! - 2019 HHC Webinar (YouTube)

Coming Spring 2019

There are no previous NOFAs listed at this time.

There are no awards listed at this time.

Reporting Requirements (Asset Management and Compliance)

Upon completed construction of your project and closing of your HCD permanent loan, oversight of your project and loan is transferred to HCD’s “Asset Management and Compliance (AMC)” section.

Visit Asset Management and Compliance to find:

  • Your reporting requirements
  • Forms
  • Additional resources
  • Who to contact is you have questions

Workshop Information

Currently, there are no workshops scheduled.

Program Forms

Management Memos

There are currently no management memos for the HHC Program on the website at this time.

Training and Technical Assistance

There are currently no HHC Training and Technical resources on the website at this time.

Resources