The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) intends to release Guidelines and a Super Notice of Funding Availability (Super NOFA) for the CalHome Program and the homeownership elements of the Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program (“Serna Homeownership”) in 2022. The Guidelines and Super NOFA will implement the requirements of Assembly Bill 434.
The Homeownership Super NOFA will not include funds for multifamily rental housing; Serna multifamily rental projects should apply for funding under HCD's next Multifamily Housing Super NOFA in 2023.
Now accepting Public Comment
HCD is inviting public comment on the following three documents to inform development of the final CalHome and Serna Homeownership Guidelines and the Homeownership Super NOFA:
The most recent (November 2019) CalHome Program Guidelines,
The most recent (February 2021) Serna Program Guidelines for the homeownership elements of Serna, and
The CalHome and Serna Homeownership Guidelines and Super NOFA Proposed Changes - Public Comment Notice memo, which outlines key proposed changes to the most recent CalHome NOFA and Serna NOFA to be included in the Homeownership Super NOFA.
Comments are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, June 27, 2022