The NHTF Program is a federal formula grant that provides annual allocations to states to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing specifically for extremely low-income households, defined as having income at or below 30 percent (30%) of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or income less than the federal poverty line (whichever is greater). If the total national allocation for any fiscal year exceeds $1 billion, the Department may use up to 25 percent (25%) of its annual NHTF allocation to serve very low-income households defined as income at or below 50 percent (50%) of AMI; however, to date, that threshold has not been met. The NHTF Program is also governed by Assembly Bill 816 (Chapter 396, Statutes of 2021) which amended Health and Safety Code Section 50676. In accordance with Assembly Bill 816, the Department shall award NHTF funds to projects serving people experiencing Homelessness, to the extent that a sufficient number of projects exist to receive available funding.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the release of this Notice of Funding Availability for approximately $172 million for the National Housing Trust Fund Program. The Department will award NHTF funds for the development of eligible multifamily rental projects in California through a competitive application process. To be considered for funding, Applicants must set-up a profile in the Euna Solutions (“Euna”) Grants Management System (“GMS”) in order to submit a completed electronic application. All required documentation must be submitted via the Euna GMS Portal.
Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
The application deadline is 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Thursday, December 28, 2023, for Applicants seeking NHTF funds from Non-Rural Areas and Rural Areas Target funds.
The application deadline is 5:00 pm PST on Thursday, February 1, 2024, for Applicants seeking NHTF funds from the Native American Entities Target and Federally Declared Disaster Areas Target funds.