Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)


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Program Details


Assist cities, counties, developers, including Native American Entities, and nonprofit community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to create and retain affordable housing.

Assistance Type

Grants to cities and counties; low-interest loans to state-certified CHDOs operating in State-eligible jurisdictions.


At least 50 percent of funds will be awarded to rural applicants.

Most assistance is in the form of loans by city and county recipients to project developers to be repaid to local HOME accounts for reuse.

Rental developments are subject to terms contained in the Uniform Multifamily Regulations (UMRs), Title 25, commencing with section 8300 (PDF).
A minimum of 15 percent of total State HOME funds are set aside for CHDOs.

Eligible Activities

Housing rehabilitation, new construction, and acquisition and rehabilitation, for both single-family and multifamily projects, and predevelopment loans to CHDOs.  All activities must benefit lower-income renters or owners.

Eligible Applicants

Cities and counties that do not receive HOME funds directly from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); current State-certified nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) proposing activities in eligible communities.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited through issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs).  HOME’s most recent NOFAs are available for your information as well as previous NOFAs and Awards. 

HOME Program CHDO Certification/Recertification


Proposed Regulation Changes to the HOME Program

On January 22, 2016, the Department of Housing and Community Development (“Department”), published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to formally adopt amendments to State of California (“State”) regulations governing the HOME Program (“State Regulations”). The 45-day public comment period for the proposed amendments to the State Regulations was January 22, 2016 through March 7, 2016. Department Staff held a public hearing on March 7, 2016 in Sacramento for any interested parties. On May 26, 2016, the Department issued a 15-day Notice of Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing the HOME program. Public comments on these changes were accepted from May 26, 2016 through June 10, 2016.

The Department expects the HOME Proposed Rulemaking package to be formally approved in early 2017.

The comment period on proposed changes to the HOME regulations ended on March 7, 2016.  The Department is currently considering comments received and is preparing changes for a second public comment period.   
For your interest in the interim, below are the documents sent out in the previous public comment period that ended on March 7, 2016:

Proposed Uniform Multifamily Regulation Changes

The Uniform Multifamily Regulations apply to HOME projects receiving awards after September 29, 2003.  Check the proposed Uniform Multifamily Regulation changes for more information.

HOME Recipient Representatives by County

See below maps of California showing HOME Representatives by County (with Phone Numbers and e-mail addresses).

HOME Contract Management Manual

The Contract Management Manual is intended to assist our contractors.  However, if any part of this document is in conflict with the fully executed Standard Agreement, the State HOME Regulations or the Federal HOME Regulations, those documents shall prevail.


For answers to our most frequently asked questions, please review our HOME FAQ (PDF)


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Forms & Manuals

  • HOME-2—Quarterly Performance Report - Revised 4/2013 (XLS)
  • HOME-2A—Quarterly Program Income Statement Report – Revised 10/2013 (XLS)
  • HOME-3—Project Funding Source Detail Listing - Revised 6/12/09 (DOC)
  • HOME-3A—County Code Listing - Revised 10/29/09 (DOC)
  • HOME-4—Administrative Drawdown Request - Revised 12/11/14 (DOC)
  • HOME-5—Project Drawdown Request - Revised 1/29/14 (DOC)
  • HOME-6—Homeownership Project Set-Up and Completion Report - Revised 12/11/14 (XLS)
  • HOME-7—Homeownership Assistance Rental Housing Project Set-up Report - Revised 1/29/14 (DOC)
  • HOME-8—Tenant Based Rental Assistance Project Set-up Report - Revised 6/19/15 (XLS)
  • HOME-10—FTHB Project Set-Up/Completion Report - Revised 12/11/14 (XLS)
  • HOME-11—Rental Project Set-Up/completion Report - Revised 12/11/14 (XLS)
  • HOME Contract Management Manual

Helpful Websites

  • HUD CHDO Web Page Note: HUD’s information addresses the federal CHDO definition and other requirements but does not address the State regulation requirements.