Programs: Archived

Archived programs no longer receive funding for future activities. Many of these programs have projects that continue in Asset Management and Compliance. See more on Already Have Funding page.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program (CDBG-R)

ARRA-CDBG made funds available for Economic Development applicants who had already submitted applications and for General Allocation applicants whose projects fell below the funding threshold of the 2008/2009 CDBG General Allocation distribution process and which met ARRA objectives.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

ARRA-HPRP made funds available for homeless prevention activities for homeless persons or persons at risk of homelessness. 

Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Program (BEGIN)

BEGIN made long-term, deferred-payment loans to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers though local cities and counties in developments that have local regulatory incentives to maintain affordability.  The housing development was new construction and included manufactured housing and mobilehomes on permanent foundations.

Catalyst Projects for California Sustainable Strategies Pilot Program

Catalyst made awards in several communities that demonstrated a commitment to sustainable communities and testing and evaluating innovative strategies to increase housing supply and affordability, improve jobs and housing relationships, stimulate job creation and retention, enhance transportation modal choices, preserve open space and agricultural resources, promote public health, eliminate toxic threats, address blighted properties, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase energy conservation and independence.  Awarded communities received targeted technical assistance and access to specific State funding resources.  

Emergency Housing and Assistance Program Operating Facility Grants (EHAP)

EHAP provided a grant allocation to counties for the purpose of providing operating facility grants for emergency shelters, transitional housing projects, and supportive services for homeless individuals and families.

Enterprise Zone Program

The Enterprise Zone Program offered tax incentive benefits and a variety of locally-provided incentives and benefits in State-designated economically distressed areas for the purpose of stimulating business investment and job creation for qualified disadvantaged individuals.  

Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Program

Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Program (FESG):  See Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

Housing Assistance Program

Effective January 1, 2012, the California Department of Housing and Community Development no longer acts as the Public Housing Agency in the administration of the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Programs. See Housing Assistance Program description for contact information.

Jobs-Housing Balance Incentive Grants

Jobs-Housing Balance Incentive grants were made to cities and counties that increased issuance of new residential building permits exceeding the established threshold.  Funds were used for any capital asset project, service, or other local need determined by the recipient jurisdiction to be in the community’s best interest.

Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) - Downtown Rebound Capital Improvement Program (DRCI)

MHP-DRCI provided a small set-aside from the MHP program for infill, adaptive reuse, and transit-oriented development.  

Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) - Governor's Homeless Initiative (GHI)

GHI made loans to developers to build or rehabilitate housing for persons with severe mental illness who were chronically homeless.  This program was implemented through an interagency effort involving the state Department of Mental Health and the California Housing Finance Agency.   The program is currently unfunded. 

Workforce Housing Reward Program

Workforce Housing Reward Program provided grant funding to local jurisdictions that were in substantial compliance with housing element law and had submitted the annual progress report required within the preceding 12 months.  Funds could be used for construction or acquisition of capital assets, such as traffic improvements and neighborhood parks.