State or Federal?
The purpose of this program is to create and retain safe, sanitary, affordable housing.

Eligible activities include: New or rehabilitated rental projects with or without acquisition; First-time home buyer (FTHB) activities, developing homes to be sold to first-time home buyers; Program activities, such as FTHB acquisition down payments, FTHB acquisition with rehabilitation, FTHB infill construction, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and tenant-based rental assistance.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are: Cities and counties that do not receive HOME funds directly from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); developers, including Native American Entities, and current state-certified nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) proposing activities in eligible communities.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 02, 2017
Due Date Notes
Application requirements vary by project and program type. Project-specific application materials can be found online at Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff before submitting an application.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Dec 05, 2016
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Applicants interested in receiving training on FTHB projects via conference call must send an email to
Match Required?
Match Notes
Matching funds are not required, however, all other sources of funding must be reported.
California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Projects will be evaluated on project-specific criteria detailed in the NOFA. At least 50 percent of funds will be awarded to rural applicants.

See the NOFA for details of maximum awards for different project and program types:
Rental New Construction Project Loan Limits: $4,500,000
Rental Rehabilitation with or without Acquisition Loan Limits: $4,500,000
Homebuyer Project Loan Limits: $2,000,000
Program Activities Funding Limits: $1,000,000
Further Information
Programs and Projects Contact:
Craig Morrow
NOFA Programs Manager

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