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


(916) 263-2771


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, counties, and 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.