Permanent Local Housing Allocation/ 2023 PLHA NOFA

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The principal goal of this program is to make funding available to eligible Local Governments in California for housing-related projects and programs that assist in addressing the unmet housing needs of their local communities.


B. Eligible Activities 1. The predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of multifamily, residential live-work, rental housing that is affordable to extremely low-, very low-, low-, or moderate-income households, including necessary Operating subsidies.2. The predevelopment, development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of Affordable rental and ownership housing, including Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), that meets the needs of a growing workforce earning up to 120 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), or 150 percent of AMI in High-cost areas. ADUs shall be available for occupancy for a term of no less than 30 days. See Appendix B for a list of High-cost areas in California. 3. Matching portions of funds placed into Local or Regional Housing Trust Funds.4. Matching portions of funds available through the Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund pursuant to subdivision (d) of HSC Section 34176.5. Capitalized Reserves for Services connected to the preservation and creation of new Permanent supportive housing.6. Assisting persons who are experiencing or At risk of homelessness, including, but not limited to, providing rapid rehousing, rental assistance, supportive/case management services that allow people to obtain and retain housing, operating and capital costs for navigation centers and emergency shelters, and the new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of permanent and transitional housing.a. This Activity may include subawards to Administrative Entities as defined in HSC Section 50490(a)(1-3) that were awarded California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program or Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funds for rental assistance to continue assistance to these households.b. Applicants must provide rapid rehousing, rental assistance, navigation centers, emergency shelter, and transitional housing activities in a manner consistent with the Housing First practices described in 25 CCR, Section 8409, subdivision (b)(1)-(6) and in compliance with Welfare Institutions Code (WIC) Section 8255(b)(8). An Applicant allocated funds for the new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of Permanent supportive housing shall incorporate the core components of Housing First, as provided in WIC Section 8255(b).7. Accessibility modifications in Lower-income Owner-occupied housing.8. Efforts to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or vacant homes and apartments.9. Homeownership opportunities, including, but not limited to, down payment assistance.10. Fiscal incentives made by a county to a city within the county to incentivize approval of one or more Affordable housing projects, or matching funds invested by a county in an Affordable housing development project in a city within the county, provided that the city has made an equal or greater investment in the project. The county fiscal incentives shall be in the form of a grant or low-interest loan to an Affordable housing project. Matching funds investments by both the county and the city also shall be a grant or low-interest deferred loan to the Affordable housing project.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

An Applicant must be an Entitlement Local Government, a Non-Entitlement Local Government, or a Local or Regional Housing Trust Fund delegated by the Local Government pursuant to Guidelines Section 300.

Eligible Geographies:

See Appendix A in the 2023 PLHA Program Entitlement and Non-Entitlement Local Government Formula Component Notice of Funding Availability for a list of eligible Applicants.

Matching Funding Requirement:



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.
April 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5 years

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

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for this NOFA is provided pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 2 (Chapter 364, Statutes of 2017).

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)

Funding Method Notes:

Grantees must meet certain specified conditions prior to disbursement of grant funds. A disbursement request is required once those conditions have been met.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Doniell Cummings, 1-916-695-9006,