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Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Provide Affordable
Housing in Low-Income Communities

2017 HOME Single Family Programs

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Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)

Deadline Date:

06/01/17 5:00 PM Austin Local Time Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Texas nonprofit community housing development organizations to provide housing to low- to extremely low-income families and individuals within the state. The purpose of this program is to expand affordable housing options for those families and individuals who may otherwise reside in substandard housing.

Funds provided under this NOFA may be used for pre-development costs, acquisition, lot development, onsite infrastructure, construction, rehabilitation and down payment assistance to qualified homebuyers. Onsite infrastructure includes costs for individual service lines, approved septic installation, sidewalks, curbs and site improvements. Examples of excluded infrastructure costs are water, sewer, electrical, main or transfer lines, streets and other improvements that serve areas outside the development site.

First-lien loans made to homebuyers under this NOFA shall not subordinate if the homebuyer obtains a home equity loan during the term of the loan. Second-lien loans for downpayment assistance and/or closing costs may subordinate in the event of a refinance if the new loan amount is at least $1,000 more than the amount owed on the second-lien loan.

Each CHDO that is awarded Project funds under this NOFA may also be eligible to receive a grant for CHDO Operating Expenses, which are defined in 24 CFR §92.208 as including salaries, wages, and other employee compensation and benefits; employee education, training, and travel; rent; utilities; communication costs; taxes; insurance; and equipment, materials, and supplies. Applicants will be required to submit organizational operating budgets, audits and other financial and non-financial materials detailed in the HOME application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154891

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts for Project funds in this NOFA are limited to no more than $500,000 per application and per CHDO.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

a) Eligible Applicants are private nonprofit organizations that have submitted an application for CHDO Certification to the Department in conjunction with the application for award under this NOFA. Applicants that are determined to meet the definition of a CHDO and that may be certified as a CHDO by the Department may be eligible for award under this NOFA.

b) If an Applicant that is a private nonprofit organization is requesting a waiver of the grant application fee, they must do so in a board resolution authorizing the submittal of the application to the Department, and must state that the nonprofit organization offers expanded services such as child care, nutrition programs, job training assistance, health services, or human services; and must provide evidence of such expanded services.

c) Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Departments certification and debarment policies prior to application submission.

d) All Applicants will be subject to a Previous Participation Review by the Department pursuant to 10 TAC §1.302. Staff will not recommend applications for funding unless the Applicant has successfully completed a previous participation review as outlined in 10 TAC §1.302.

e) Audit Requirements: An Applicant is not eligible to receive funds or any other assistance from the Department unless a past audit or Audit Certification Form has been submitted to the Department in a satisfactory format in accordance with 10 TAC §1.403. This is a threshold requirement outlined in the application, therefore applications that have outstanding past audits will be disqualified.

CHDO Applicants must be the owner, developer, and construction loan borrower for the proposed development, and must be in sole charge of construction in accordance with 24 CFR §92.300(a)(6).

Prohibited Activities:

a) Prohibited activities include those at 24 CFR §92.214 and in the State HOME Rules.

b) Funds provided under this NOFA are not eligible for use in a Participating Jurisdiction (“PJ”).

Pre-Application Information:

An application received by the Department in response to an Open Application Cycle will be assigned a “Received Date and Time” and will be prioritized for review based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Only Applications proposing activities located entirely within a Colonia will be accepted until April 3, 2017, 5:00 PM Austin local time. After this date funds will be available statewide except for within areas served by other Participating Jurisdictions. Colonia designation and the state issued ID number is available on the Secretary of State website and must be included in Applications submitted on or before April 3, 2017, 5:00 PM Austin local time.

Based on the availability of funds, applications proposing to serve any area of the state, excluding Participating Jurisdictions, will be accepted from April 5, 8:00 AM Austin local time until June 1, 2017, 5:00 PM Austin local time.

All applications submitted under this NOFA must be received on or before June 1, 2017, 5:00 PM Austin local time, regardless of method of delivery.

Contact Information:

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

For questions regarding this NOFA please contact:

Abigail Versyp
(512) 475-0908
abigail.versyp@tdhca.state.tx.us

Applications can be sent via overnight delivery to:

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
HOME and Homeless Programs Division
221 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2410

Or via the U.S. Postal Service to:

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
HOME and Homeless Programs Division
PO Box 13941
Austin, TX 78711-3941

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