2022 Draft Guidelines
Multifamily Housing Program
Infill Infrastructure Grant Program
Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program
Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program
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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is making our multifamily housing funds accessible to more developers and communities, more equitable in serving the lowest-income Californians, and more targeted to the right places to achieve better outcomes in health, climate, and household stability.
With the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) guidelines as the cornerstone, the Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG), Farmworker Housing Grant (Serna), and Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program guidelines are streamlined into one funding opportunity – the Super Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – and a single application process consistent with the requirements of Assembly Bill 434 (AB 434). The Super NOFA will be released in the first quarter of 2022.
Goals of streamlining these programs include:
- Consistent threshold and scoring requirements
- A common set of defined terms
- Furthering state policy objectives of equity
- Aligning with the state Tax Credit and Bond Allocation programs
In June, draft MHP guidelines were published in advance of changes to IIG, Serna, and VHHP guidelines. The MHP draft guidelines included proposed changes to the MHP rating and ranking (scoring) section, applicable to each of these programs pursuant to the requirements of AB 434.
In response to the numerous public comments received, HCD is now releasing a second MHP draft guidelines document along with draft guidelines for IIG, Serna, and VHHP. Together, these four sets of guidelines aim to further align all four programs for ease of use, and to do so without minimizing the distinctive program goals that are unique to IIG, Serna and VHHP.
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