Density Bonus Program
The Density Bonus Program allows housing developers to build
more units on a property than are otherwise permitted as long as a
certain percentage of the additional units are reserved for low- or
- For more information on the program, please see County
Planning and Development Services Density
Bonus FAQ or call (858) 694-3656.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
These funds may
assist with the cost of construction, acquisition and rehabilitation
of multi-family rentals for very low- and low-income families.
- When funds become available we publish an announcement
called Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
- These funds can provide gap financing at below-market
- The loans should be leveraged with other
resources such as private equity, loans from lending institutions
and/or funds from federal, state or local programs.
- Eligible applicants include non-profit and for-profit
housing developers, other non-profit organizations and Community
Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) as recognized by
- Depending on available funding, a NOFA may
include funds from HOME Investment Partnerships, Project-based
Voucher or other programs we administer.
For information on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
or to be added to the NOFA interest list, please contact:
Kelly Salmons (858) 694-4806 | email
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
The federal HOME Investment Partnerships program is used to fund
projects that increase affordable housing for residents earning 80
percent or below the Area
Median Income (AMI).
- We use HOME funds to provide low-interest loans to nonprofit
and for-profit developers of affordable housing for property
acquisitions and rehabilitations, site improvements, and new
- Eligible applicants include
non-profit and for-profit housing developers, other non-profit
organizations sponsoring affordable housing activities and Community
Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) as recognized by HUD.
- Visit our Portfolio to
see developments we have funded.
Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
When there is funding available for Project-Based Voucher
(PBV) developments, we will advertise the request for applications
on our website, in the news media and with our industry partner
organizations using the NOFA process.
When we review these proposals we will be looking for projects:
- That contribute to the geographic distribution of affordable
housing; promote de-concentration of poverty and further fair
- That have local community support
- That serve special-needs populations and have corresponding
For more information, please contact:
(858) 694-4801 | email
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Programs
The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) administers
the federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs. Both
programs were created to encourage private investment in affordable
Affordable Home Builders - Assistance with Utility Costs
Developers may qualify for an