Homekey Application now available -- Apply online!
The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the release of the Homekey Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $600 million.
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
July 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Funding and Purpose: 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. 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.