Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) Program

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) Program provides matching funds to local and regional housing trust funds dedicated to the creation, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing, transitional housing and emergency shelters.


The LHTF program provides Matching Grants to Local Housing Trust Funds established by cities and counties, Native American Tribes and incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Eligible activities include construction loans and/or permanent financing loans to pay for predevelopment costs, acquisition costs, and other costs associated with the development or rehabilitation of Affordable rental housing projects, or Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Affordable homebuyer/homeowner projects, including assistance to income-eligible households to purchase for-sale housing units or to rehabilitate. Funds may also be used for the construction, conversion, repair, and rehabilitation of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Please refer to Section II of the LHTF NOFA.

Eligible Geographies:

Please refer to Section II of the LHTF NOFA.

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.
October 2020
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Refer to Program Guidelines/Regulations and/or Notice of Funding Availability

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).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-263-2911, LHTF@hcd.ca.gov