HCD Announcement
Attention
Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated
Housing Entities

Homekey
Bonus Award Application deadline extended to May 2, 2022
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is announcing the extension of the timely submission bonus award deadline as outlined in Section 207 of the Amended Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for all Tribal Entities for the Round 2 Homekey program. This extension has been modified from January 31, 2022 to May 2, 2022.

This NOFA modification and extension of the deadline are authorized by the authority granted to HCD pursuant to AB 1010 (Chapter 660, Statutes of 2019) set forth at Health & Safety Code section 50406, subdivision (p) and Sections 100 and 102 of the NOFA guidelines. 

For more information on the extension announcement, visit our Homekey Resources webpage.
Pre-application Consultation
HCD requires all Applicants to engage in a Pre-application Consultation prior to applying. The consultation will allow the prospective Applicant to discuss the proposed project, along with other applicable programmatic considerations, including those related to site acquisition, land use, Continuum of Care coordination and services partnerships, and long-term financing approaches.

FAQs

The FAQs include important information about:
  • Program Timeline and Deadlines
  • Environmental Clearances, NEPA, CEQA
  • Program Requirements, such as Coordinated Entry System participation, match contributions and demonstrating funding commitments. 
For more information, visit our website.

Questions? Email Homekey@hcd.ca.gov.

Background: On September 9, 2021, HCD announced the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $1.45 billion in Round 2 Homekey funding. Homekey is California’s world-renowned, innovative program to purchase and/or rehabilitate hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, manufactured homes, and other properties, and convert them into permanent homes for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Protecting the health and safety of all Californians in this time of crisis is a state priority.