Request for Information - Homekey Program Round 3
The County of Orange (County) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking developers that have experience with the acquisition, rehabilitation and use of property for permanent supportive housing and may have identified sites or are willing to work with the County on potential sites for Round 3 of the State of California’s Homekey. The deadline to provide a response to the RFI was April 3, 2023. The County has reviewed submittals for the RFI, and as a result, is posting this Notification of Qualifications.
Please refer any questions to Michelle Zdeba at Michelle.Zdeba@occr.ocgov.com.
OC HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (OCHCD) released the 2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on March 20th, 2023, making available up to $67.1 million dollars of Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (Home), HOME American Rescue Plan Act (HOME-ARPA), Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF), to promote the acquisition, new construction, and acquisition/rehabilitation of supportive housing and up to 210 Housing Choice, Mainstream and/or Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Project Based Vouchers for Orange County’s extremely low-income households experiencing homelessness.
Funds are available until the NOFA closes, is replaced by a new NOFA, or until all available funds are committed via Board of Supervisors action, whichever occurs first. Interested and qualified applicants who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for extremely low-income households who are experiencing homelessness are encouraged to submit proposals.
The NOFA is available at the following County website links:
BidSync: NOFA 2023-01
Please refer any questions to:
Housing & Community Development
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl, First Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Office: (714) 480-2865
Office: (714) 480-2994
No Place Like Home (NPLH)
Expression of Interest deadline has been extended through September 17, 2021!
Under the NPLH Program, the County is required to be a co-applicant with the development sponsor (developer). As such, interested developers should submit the NPLH EOI for Competitive NPLH funds to HCA and OCCR no later than September 17, 2021, to ensure the County can obtain the required authorizations and Board Resolutions prior to the application deadline.
The County is pleased to announce an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for parties interested in applying for Large County Competitive funding through the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program. The NPLH Program targets the creation of permanent supportive housing units for transition-age youth, adults and older adults living with a serious mental disorder (as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code section 5600.3(b)), as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents (as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code section 5600.3(a)).
Full details on the State Housing and Community Development (HCD) administered NPLH program can be found here: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/nplh.shtml.
Interested parties will need to submit an EOI for eligible project(s) to Lisa Row at ERow@ocha.com or Julia Bidwell at Julia.Bidwell@occr.ocgov.com, no later than September 17, 2021 to be considered for Round 4 Competitive funds (NOFA to be announced by HCD). Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Row, Program Manager, at (714) 850-8422 or via email at ERow@ocha.com.
Utility Allowance Schedule
The Utility Allowance Schedule is applicable to the development of affordable housing units that utilize the County’s project-based vouchers. Developers may submit a request for a utility allowance letter to January Johnson at January.Johnson@occr.ocgov.com .