Affordable Housing Innovation Program - Local Housing Trust Fund Program (LHTF)



Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions

Loan Closing Questions


Help finance local housing trust funds dedicated to the creation or preservation of affordable housing.

Assistance Type

Matching grants (dollar for dollar) to local housing trust funds that are funded on an ongoing basis from private contributions or public sources that are not otherwise restricted in use for housing programs.

Assistance Terms

There is no current funding being offered for this program.

Eligible Activities

Loans for construction of rental housing projects with units restricted for at least 55 years to households earning less than 60 percent of area median income, and for downpayment assistance to qualified first-time homebuyers.

Eligible Applicants

Cities and counties with adopted housing elements that the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has determined comply with housing element law, and charitable nonprofit organizations.

Program regulations can be found at California Code of Regulations , Title 25, Subchapter 2.5, Section 7150 et seq.


Get Funding

Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs).

Current NOFA

The LHTF program does not have a current NOFA. If future monies becomes available, the NOFA information will be posted here.

Reporting Requirements (Asset Management and Compliance)

Upon completed construction of your project and closing of your HCD permanent loan, oversight of your project and loan is transferred to HCD’s “Asset Management and Compliance (AMC)” section.

Visit Asset Management and Compliance to find:

  • Your reporting requirements
  • Forms
  • Additional resources
  • Who to contact if you have questions

Program Forms

At this time, there are no general forms for the LHTF program on the website.

Management Memos

At this time, there are no LHTF Management Memos on the website.

Training and Technical Assistance

At this time, there are no LHTF Training and Technical resources on the website.