State or Federal?
PRA funds will be used to provide rental assistance to housing projects serving extremely low income, non-elderly persons with disabilities who are age 18 or older but less than 62 years of age at the time of transitioning into permanent housing. The person with the disability must be eligible for and require the support of community-based long-term waiver or state plan services funded through the California federal Medicaid program (MediCal). Supported projects must be multifamily rental projects of five or more units and may be existing projects or projects under development.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants must be Project Sponsors. The Project Sponsor is the developer of the project(s) proposed for PRA assistance. The Project Sponsor must have an ownership interest in the project and must enter into a Rental Assistance Contract with CalHFA. The Project Owner can be either: (1) the single-asset ownership entity of the development or (2) the project owner if the project is not owned by a single-asset entity. Eligible applicants must enter into a formal written agreement with one or more Eligible Tenant Referral Organizations (TROs). Eligible TROs will have responsibility for identifying PRA-eligible tenants and assisting with their transition and stabilization in PRA-assisted housing of the Eligible Applicant. An organization is prohibited from acting as both a TRO and an Applicant or Property Manager in the same referral transaction.
Due Date Notes
Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.
Match Required?
Match Notes
There are no matching requirements, but awarded funds will pay only the difference between total tenant payment of the assisted household required by HUD and the county fair market rent applicable to a particular unit, as published by HUD.
California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
applicant or property manager experience; tenant referral organization experience; need; and project suitability.
Further Information
Housing Contact: Christina DiFrancesco

Tenant Referral Supportive Service Contact: Urshella Starr
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