Grants to California local governmental agencies for housing development programs. Funding is intended to help cities and counties promote and develop affordable housing options for low-income households, and to assist people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The program offers two types of grants: Formula Grants and Competitive Grants.
Eligible activities for the formula allocations are:
The predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of multifamily, residential live-work, rental housing that is affordable to extremely low-, very low-, low-, or moderate-income households, including necessary operating subsidies.The predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing, including Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), that meet the needs of a growing workforce earning up to 120-percent of AMI, or 150-percent of AMI in high-cost areas. ADUs shall be available for occupancy for a term of no less than 30 days.Matching portions of funds placed into Local or Regional Housing Trust Funds. Matching portions of funds available through the Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund pursuant to subdivision (d) of HSC Section 34176.Capitalized Reserves for Services connected to the preservation and creation of new permanent supportive housing.Assisting persons who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including, but not limited to, providing rapid rehousing, rental assistance, supportive/case management services that allow people to obtain and retain housing, operating and capital costs for navigation centers and emergency shelters, and the new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of permanent and transitional housing.Accessibility modifications in lower-income owner-occupied housing.Efforts to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or vacant homes and apartments.Homeownership opportunities, including, but not limited to, down payment assistance.Fiscal incentives made by a county to a city within the county to incentivize approval of one or more affordable housing projects, or matching funds invested by a county in an affordable housing development project in a city within the county, provided that the city has made an equal or greater investment in the project. The county fiscal incentives shall be in the form of a grant or low-interest loan to an affordable housing project. Matching funds investments by both the county and the city also shall be a grant or low-interest deferred loan to the affordable housing project.Eligible activities for the competitive allocation are:Development of new multifamily rental housing that is affordable to households at or below 60-percent of AMI or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing that will be affordable to households at or below 60-percent of AMI, but which is not currently restricted as affordable housing; orAssistance to persons who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including, but not limited to, through rapid rehousing, or rental assistance, supportive services, and case management services that allow people to obtain and retain housing, operating and capital costs for navigation centers, or new construction, rehabilitation, or preservation of permanent or transitional rental housing.Funding will help cities and counties:Increase the supply of housing for households at or below 60% of area median incomeIncrease assistance to affordable owner-occupied workforce housingAssist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessnessFacilitate housing affordability, particularly for lower- and moderate-income householdsPromote projects and programs to meet the local government’s unmet share of regional housing needs allocationEnsure geographic equity in the distribution of the funds.grants for minorities

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