Questions? Please email Serna@hcd.ca.gov.

Background: The purpose of the Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Grant Program is to finance the new construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of owner-occupied and rental units for agricultural workers, with a priority for lower-income households. The type of assistance is for deferred-payment loans for multifamily housing new construction or rehabilitation, and grants for single-family new construction or owner-occupied rehabilitation programs. Eligible activities include incurring costs in the development of homeowner or rental housing for agricultural workers, including land acquisition, site development, construction, rehabilitation, design services, operating and replacement reserves, repayment of predevelopment loans, provision of access for the elderly or disabled, relocation, homeowner counseling, and other reasonable and necessary costs.