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CalHome Program

Grants and Loans to California Agencies and Nonprofits to Increase
Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals to Purchase Homes

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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California Department of Housing and Community Development

Deadline Date:

10/29/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants and loans to California local public agencies and nonprofit corporations to increase opportunities for low-income individuals to purchase homes. Funding may be used to provide loans to individuals and developers, technical assistance activities, and rehabilitation projects.

Funding is available to Local Public Agencies or Nonprofit Corporations for the following activities within the CalHome program:

  • First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance (including the purchase of a home with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU))
  • Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance (including reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Manufactured Housing not on a permanent foundation, and construction, repair, reconstruction, or Rehabilitation of ADUs or JADUs)
  • Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects
  • Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs
  • ADU/JADU Assistance (including construction, repair, reconstruction, or Rehabilitation of ADUs or JADUs)
  • Homeownership Development Project Loans (including Predevelopment Costs and carrying costs during construction related to ADUs and JADUs).

For more information on Eligible Activities, see: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-no-funding/calhome/docs/2020_calhome_general_%20nofa.pdf#page=8

For more information on Eligible Uses of Funds, see: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-no-funding/calhome/docs/2020_calhome_general_%20nofa.pdf#page=12

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148842

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$57,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Minimum and Maximum Application Amounts. The minimum application amount for any single activity or program (except if the activity or program is Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects or Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs) is $500,000. The minimum application amount for any single activity or program (if the activity/program is Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects or Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs) is $100,000. If applying for more than one activity, the minimum application amount for those activities is $600,000.

-The maximum application amount for one or more activities is $5 million. If applying only for Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects, the maximum application amount is $500,000. If applying only for Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs, the maximum application amount is $300,000.

For more information on Minimum and maximum per-unit funding limits, see: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-no-funding/calhome/docs/2020_calhome_general_%20nofa.pdf#page=11

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Local public agencies and nonprofit corporations.

For more information on eligibility, see: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-no-funding/calhome/docs/2020_calhome_general_%20nofa.pdf#page=5

CalHome does not lend directly to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

-NOFA release August 31, 2020
-Application due date October 29, 2020 by 11:59 P.M.
-Award announcements February 2021

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/calhome-application.shtml

California Department of Housing & Community Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95833
CalHome@hcd.ca.gov

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