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2020-2021 HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Housing Projects Serving Low-Income Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Davis

Conf. Date:

01/14/20

Deadline Date:

01/27/20 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofit community organizations in eligible regions for housing projects that benefit low-income households. Funding is intended for a range of projects, including rental unit development, land acquisition, housing rehabilitation, and manufactured housing in the city of Davis. The primary beneficiaries of HOME funded projects are low-income people and households at 60% of the median income. At least 90% of the activities of a project must serve this population.

The federally funded HOME Program limits the amount of funds that can be spent in two categories: 1) At least 15% of HOME funds must be awarded to a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO); and 2) Administration (and other related activities) cannot exceed 10% of the total grant.

Eligible Activities: 

  1. HOME funds may be used by a participating jurisdiction to provide incentives to develop and support affordable rental housing and homeownership affordability through the acquisition (including assistance to homebuyers), new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing with suitable amenities, including real property acquisition, site improvements, conversion, demolition, and other expenses, including financing costs, relocation expenses of any displaced persons, families, businesses, or organizations; to provide tenant-based rental assistance, including security deposits; to provide payment of reasonable administrative and planning costs; and to provide for the payment of operating expenses of community housing development organizations. The housing must be permanent or transitional housing. 
  2. Acquisition of vacant land or demolition must be undertaken only with respect to a particular housing project intended to provide affordable housing.
  3. Conversion of an existing structure to affordable housing is rehabilitation, unless the conversion entails adding one or more units beyond the existing walls, in which case, the project is new construction for purposes of this part.
  4. Manufactured housing. HOME funds may be used to purchase and/or rehabilitate a manufactured housing unit, or purchase the land upon which a manufactured housing unit is located. Except for existing, owner-occupied manufactured housing that is rehabilitated with HOME funds, the manufactured housing unit must, at the time of project completion, be connected to permanent utility hook-ups and be located on land that is owned by the manufactured housing unit owner or land for which the manufactured housing owner has a lease for a period at least equal to the applicable period of affordability.

For information about forms of assistance, see: http://documents.cityofdavis.org/Media/Default/Documents/PDF/CMO/Housing-and-Human-Services/Grants/CDBG-and-HOME/FY2021/2020-2021-HOME-RFP-Full-Application-Packet.pdf#page=55

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139920

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Term of Contract:

The 2020-2021 CDBG/HOME program will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In Davis, housing and other community development activities are primarily administered through “nonprofit” community groups.

At least fifteen percent (15%) of the funds must be granted to a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The CHDO must demonstrate capacity for each role (Owner, Developer or Sponsor) it intends to undertake.

For information about community housing development organizations, see: http://documents.cityofdavis.org/Media/Default/Documents/PDF/CMO/Housing-and-Human-Services/Grants/CDBG-and-HOME/FY2021/2020-2021-HOME-RFP-Full-Application-Packet.pdf#page=39

Pre-proposal Conference:

An Applicant Workshop will be held to provide an opportunity for all potential applicants to ask questions about the overall CDBG program, evaluation criteria, proposal process, etc. It is strongly recommended that all applicants attend this workshop. The workshop will be held:

Thursday, January 14, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Community Chambers at City Hall
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616

Pre-Application Information:

An electronic version of the proposal must be received by the City of Davis via-email no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Application Schedule:
- November 14, 2019: Senior Citizens Commission: Input on Critical Needs List
- November 18, 2019: Social Services Commission: Recommendation of Critical Needs List
- December 3, 2019: City Council Public Hearing: Final Approval of Critical Needs List and Request for Proposals (RFP) Schedule
- December 18, 2020: Request for Proposals released
- January 14, 2020: Applicant Workshop (Applicant participation is strongly encouraged)
- January 27, 2020: Proposals due to City of Davis staff no later that 5:00 p.m. (Postmark will not be accepted)
- February 12, 2020: Proposals are posted online and any necessary paper distribution to Commission and City Council
- February 25, 2020: Staff, Commission, and City Council questions and requests for information are submitted to staff
- March 9, 2020: Applicant responses to questions due to City of Davis staff no later than 5:00 p.m.
- March 13, 2020: Funding recommendations sent to Social Services Commission
- March 16, 2020: Social Services Commission Public Hearing
Funding Deliberations/Recommendations, Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and One-Year Action Plan to City Council
- April 9, 2020: Funding recommendations sent to Social Services Commission
- April 21, 2020: City Council Public Hearing, CDBG/HOME Funding Decisions, Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and One-Year Action Plan
- May 15, 2020: Five Year Consolidated Plan and One Year Action Plan Sent to HUD
- May - June 30, 2020: HUD review and approval of Five Year Consolidated Plan and One Year Action Plan
- July 1, 2020: 2020-2021 CDBG/HOME program year begins

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to Mary Rice at: mrice@cityofdavis.org

Mary Rice, Management Analyst
(530) 757-5623

City of Davis
23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1
Davis, CA 95616

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