2021 Housing for a Healthy California Program, Article I

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Closed (47 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
  • Loan
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Create supportive housing for individuals who are recipients of/eligible for health care  through the Ca Dept. of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal program.

Reduce the financial burden on local/state resources from overutilization of emergency departments, inpatient care, nursing home stays, corrections systems and law enforcement resources as the point of health care provision for people who are chronically homeless and/ a high-cost health user.


The 2021 HHC NOFA makes approximately $160 million available to developers in California for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of permanent supportive multi-family housing.

HCD will reserve at least 20 percent of the funding for projects located in rural areas, and at least 10 percent will be reserved for Tribal Entities.

Applications under the 2021 HHC NOFA will be accepted on the Over-the-Counter and the Competitive basis.

Over-the-Counter Applications

Over the counter funding under this NOFA is available only to applicants who seek supplemental funds for a project that the Department previously awarded HHC funds.

Competitive Applications

New project applications submitted under this NOFA will be funded on a competitive basis. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

HHC funds are available for projects statewide.

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.
March, June 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

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.
10 – 20
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.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The 2021 HHC NOFA is funded by the federal National Housing Trust Fund Program.

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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Assistance Type and Terms:

HHC funds may be disbursed on a reimbursement basis for eligible costs at construction loan closing, during the project's construction period, and at permanent loan closing.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
HHC Program Staff, Federal Branch (PDI no longer writes our NOFAs or Applications), 1-916-263-2771, HHCNOFA@hcd.ca.gov