No Place Like Home Program Round 4 Competitive Notice of Funding Availability

Portal ID:
Closed (52 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
Last Updated:



The No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program provides loans to eligible counties to acquire, design, construct, rehabilitate or preserve permanent supportive housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness or who are at risk of chronic homelessness, and who are in need of mental health services. Projects funded through this NOFA must be apartment complexes of 5 or more units.


The funds awarded under this NOFA will be distributed as deferred payment loans to counties independently or with a development sponsor for the development of permanent supportive housing for those living with a serious mental illness who are chronically homeless, homeless, or at-risk of chronic homelessness. NPLH funds must be used to acquire, design, construct, rehabilitate, or preserve permanent supportive housing and may be used to fund capitalized operating subsidy reserves. Funding under this NOFA is provided through the sales of bonds which are repaid from the Mental Health Services Act. The maximum loan amount per project is $20,000,000. Loan sizing is subject to per-unit limits and other requirements of the Department's underwriting regulations.

The NPLH competitive allocation is divided between an automatic distribution of funds to four (4) Alternative Process Counties (APCs) with 5 percent or more of the state's homeless population and projects funded on a competitive basis between counties of similar population size. In this round, all four APCs (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) will receive an allocation of funds.

Counties not deemed APCs will compete for available funds with counties of similar population sizes - small, medium and large. The amount of funds available within each county population group is determined by the proportionate share of homeless persons and proportionate share of extremely low-income renter households among the counties with small counties receiving no less than 8 percent of funds.

Potential applicants should consult the NPLH guidelines for more specific information on eligible applicants and projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

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.
June 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:
Aaron New and Christina DiFrancesco, 1-916-263-2771,