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Governor Gavin Newsom’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget established the Prohousing Designation Program as part of a spectrum of support, incentives, and accountability measures to help meet California’s housing goals. Increasing the availability of housing statewide is critical to bettering the quality of life of all Californians and to ending homelessness. The Prohousing Designation provides incentives to cities and counties in the form of additional points and/or other preference in the scoring of competitive housing, community development, and infrastructure funding programs administered by HCD. 


Cities with a Prohousing Designation are now eligible for community development resources through the PIP Program. The competitive program offers $25.7 million in additional funding to Prohousing cities to help accelerate housing production and preservation. The PIP Program is the first of many benefits designed to encourage local policy changes necessary to developing housing for all Californians. 


The cities currently eligible for the PIP Program: Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Fontana, Oakland, Roseville, San Diego, and West Sacramento.  


Applications for the PIP Program are due by March 15, 2023. Jurisdictions that have not received a designation but are interested in becoming Prohousing and applying for PIP can submit both applications. 


More information on both the Prohousing Designation and PIP can be found at



NOFA  - In order to be eligible for grant funding, an applicant must submit a completed application by email to:  Applications will be accepted as of the date of this NOFA through March 15, 2023.

In order to remain eligible for an award, applicants must obtain Prohousing Designation by March 30, 2023.  The Department encourages early applications.  Program applications, forms and instructions are available on the Department’s PIP website.


If you have questions regarding this NOFA, please email the Department at

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