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$600 million in Project Homekey funds

The California Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $600 million in Homekey funds. GMA knows this program well. Please contacts us if you need insight into what constitutes an award-winning grant. Building on the success of Project Roomkey, Homekey is the next phase in the state's response to protecting Californians experiencing homelessness who are at high risk for serious illness and are impacted by COVID-19. Funding and Purpose: Administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), $600 million in grant funding will be made available to local public entities, including cities, counties, or other local public entities, such as housing authorities or federally recognized tribal governments within California to purchase and rehabilitate housing, as well as hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other buildings and convert them into interim or permanent, long-term housing. Of the $600 million in Homekey grant funds, $550 million is derived from the State's direct allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief Funds (CRF), and $50 million is derived from the State's General Fund. Eligible Applicants: Cities, counties, or other local public entities, including housing authorities or federally recognized tribal governments within California, may apply independently as a Development Sponsor or jointly as the lead applicant with a non-profit or a for-profit corporation. Please note: Prior to submitting an application, all applicants are required to engage in a pre-application consultation.

  • "Priority Applications" are due by August 13, 2020

  • All applications are due by September 29, 2020

Learn more about "Priority Applications" in the Notice of Funding Availability, on the Homekey webpage, and by attending the Homekey webinar.

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