HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Contact

Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions
HOMENOFA@hcd.ca.gov

Loan Closing Questions
LoanClosing@hcd.ca.gov

Purpose

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 developers, including Native American Entities and state-certified CHDOs operating in State-eligible jurisdictions.

Terms

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. 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); developers, including Native American Entities, and current state-certified nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) proposing activities in eligible communities.

HOME Program CHDO Certification/Recertification

Regulations

Get Funding

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

Current NOFA

Please be sure you are subscribed to the HOME emailing list (Federal Programs) to receive notifications and announcements.

New! Amended and Restated HOME 2020-2021 NOFA (PDF)

New! HOME 2020-2021 NOFA (PDF)

Applications are due by March 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PDT, except for tribal applicants, whose applications are due by April 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Applications can be accessed through the eCivis Grants Network Portal – Programs Available for Solicitation page .

New! Register here for HOME 2020-2021 NOFA Tribal Application workshops:

New! Register here for 2020-2021 HOME NOFA Technical Assistance consultations:

New! Register here for 2020-2021 HOME Office Hours:

2019 NOFA (10/31/2019)

2017-2018 NOFA (06/05/2018)

2016 NOFA (12/06/2016)

2015 NOFA (05/15/2015)

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

Form fields on each of the documents listed below may be completed while open in your browser. Once completed, the document may be printed with the data you entered.

  • HOME-2 (XLS) — Quarterly Performance Report — Revised 4/2013
  • HOME-2A (XLS) — Quarterly Program Income Statement Report — Revised 10/2013
  • HOME-3 (DOC) — Project Funding Source Detail Listing — Revised 6/12/09
  • HOME-3A (DOC) — County Code Listing — Revised 10/29/09
  • HOME-4 (DOC) — Administrative Drawdown Request — Revised 12/11/14
  • HOME-5 (DOC) — Project Drawdown Request — Revised 1/29/14
  • HOME-6 (XLS) — Homeownership Project Set-Up and Completion Report — Revised 12/11/14
  • HOME-7 (DOC) — Homeownership Assistance Rental Housing Project Set-up Report — Revised 1/29/14
  • HOME-8 (XLS) — Tenant Based Rental Assistance Project Set-up Report — Revised 6/19/15
  • HOME-10 (XLS) — FTHB Project Set-Up/Completion Report — Revised 12/11/14
  • HOME-11 (XLS) — Rental Project Set-Up/Completion Report — Revised 4/27/2018

State Recipients who have been awarded HOME funds for Program Activities are required to complete each of the following applicable checklists as part of general set-up of the contract (Standard Agreement):

  • General Setup Conditions Checklist (Contact HOME Program Representative.)

Other

Annual Performance Reports (APR Forms)

Stand-Alone Forms

APR Help Tools

Management Memos

Training and Technical Assistance

An overview is provided through the Fair Housing Data Collection and Affirmative Marketing for Program and Project Activities (PPT). Forms and plans are included to provide additional resources. Forms and Plans

Uniform Multifamily Regulation

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

HOME Recipient Representatives by County

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

HOME Program Activities Representatives Map (PDF) Revised November 2021

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.

 

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.