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Closed (60 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
  • Loan
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The purpose of the CalHome program is to support existing homeownership programs aimed at low-, very low-income, and moderate-income households. The goal is to increase homeownership, encourage neighborhood revitalization and sustainable development, and maximize the use of existing housing stock.


HCD is making approximately $57 million available to fund local public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and federally Recognized and Special Government entities for the following activities:

1.       First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance

2.       Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance

3.       Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects

4.       Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs

5.       Accessory Dwelling Unit/Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Assistance

6.       Homeownership Development Project Loans

This NOFA shall have a set aside of $20 million for mobilehome assistance in a mobilehome or manufactured home community.

This NOFA shall target 10 percent of the $57 million to Federally Recognized and Special Government Entities.

The NOFA shall have geographic targets of up to 45 percent of available funds for Southern California, up to 30 percent for Northern California, and 15 percent for rural jurisdictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
February 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
see std agreement

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-263-1168, calhome@hcd.ca.gov