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Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) Program - Article I - National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Funds

Grants and Loans to California Housing Developers and Owners to Provide
Supportive Housing for the Homeless and High-Cost Health Users

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California Department of Housing and Community Development - Division of Financial Assistance

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08/13/19 5:00 PM


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Grants and loans to California public, nonprofit, or for-profit housing developers and owners to provide permanent housing and supportive services to individuals who qualify for the state Medi-Cal healthcare program. Funding will be provided in the form of operating reserve grants for project-based operating assistance or capital loans for acquisition and/or new construction.

The goal of the HHC program is to reduce the financial burden on local and state resources due to the overutilization of emergency departments, inpatient care, nursing home stays and use of corrections systems and law enforcement resources as the point of health care provision for people who are Chronically homeless or Homeless and a High-cost health user.

This NOFA is subject to state and federal NHTF regulations and makes funding available competitively to developers in all jurisdictions of California. The Department will reserve at least 20 percent of the funding for projects located in Rural Areas.

NHTF loans shall be used in accordance with Guidelines Section 103, Uses and Terms, and 24 CFR Part 93, Subpart E. HHC assistance provided as post-construction, permanent loans shall have an initial term of 55 years or longer to match the period of affordability restrictions under the tax credit program, commencing on the date of recordation of the HHC loan documents.

For more details on eligible uses of funds, see Section 103 of the Guidelines:

Each application must include a project-specific Supportive Services plan. For details on required and optional supportive services, see Section 112 of the Guidelines:

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GrantWatch ID#: 186042

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum loan limit per Applicant is $20 million. The limit on the amount that can be used for the COSR will be one-third of the total loan amount in accordance with 24 CFR 93.200(a)(1).

Term of Contract:

Projects must meet a February 1, 2021 project commitment deadline and a February 1, 2024 permanent loan closing, or funding will no longer be available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be owners or developers that meet the requirements set forth in Guidelines Section 102, Minimum Requirements:

“Applicant” means an organization, agency, or other entity (including a public housing agency, a for-profit entity, or a nonprofit entity) that is an owner or developer as defined by 24 CFR 93.2.

All Applicants must be in good standing with the laws, regulations, guidelines, and programs of the Department, the State of California, and all agencies and departments thereof. By way of example and not limitation, if an Applicant is a business entity, such entity must be qualified to do business in California and currently in good standing with the California Secretary of State and the California Franchise Tax Board.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an HHC workshop to gain information critical for preparing a competitive application, which will be discussed at the workshop. HHC workshop dates, times, and locations are located on the Department’s HHC website. These in-person workshops will cover the NOFA and application. To register for a workshop, please sign up through Eventbrite.

Upcoming Workshop Dates and Locations

May 30, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street
2nd Floor Room #2
Oakland, CA 94612

San Diego
June 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
IRS Building
880 Front Street
2nd Floor #2224
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
June 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
California Department of Transportation
100 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

June 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
California Department of Housing & Community Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue
Room 402A & 402B
Sacramento, CA 95833

June 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Caltrans District 2 Office
1031 Butte Street
1st Floor
Redding, CA 96001

June 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting number:733 153 896
Meeting password:mNJDQF2s
Meeting link:
Audio connection:1-877-336-1829 (US) Call-in toll-free number
Access Code: 263 657 5

Pre-Application Information:

A complete original application and electronic copies on CD or flash drive with all applicable information must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

The Department will only accept applications through a postal carrier service such as U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, or other carrier services that provide date stamp verification confirming delivery to the Department’s office. Please contact the Department if delivery is not completed by fault of the carrier service.

The Department intends to send award letters by December 2019 for all successful Applicants.

HHC Draft Guidelines Workshop Webinar (YouTube):

Contact Information:

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

The delivery address is:

Housing for a Healthy California Program
Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Financial Assistance, NOFA Section
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95833

Ben Metcalf, Director
Department of Housing and Community Development
(916) 263-2771
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Geographic Focus:

USA: California