Funding Opportunities

2014 Affordable Housing Project Based Voucher Notice of Funding Availability Phase II

The County of Orange has released Phase II of the 2014 Affordable Housing Project Based Voucher (PBV) NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA). The NOFA is available here and on Bidsync (Bid #1412-001). 

The purpose of Phase II of this NOFA is to make available up to 30 Project Based Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers and/or up to 100 Housing Choice vouchers, as authorized in HUD Notice PIH 2011-50 and the Orange County Housing Authority’s (OCHA) Administrative Plan, to provide supportive housing for homeless veterans with disabling health conditions. Interested and qualified applicants who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for veterans are encouraged to submit proposals.

OC Community Services will accept submissions for Phase II of this NOFA on an over the counter basis. Phase II applications will be accepted until the vouchers are committed. Closing of Phase II will be noticed to the public through BidSync and on the OC Community Services website at http://occommunityservices.org/.

Please refer any questions to:

Kevin Fincher
Housing Development Administrator
OC Community Services
1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

kevin.fincher@occr.ocgov.com

Posted 1/29/2015


The Home Depot Foundation Seeks Applicants for Veteran Housing Grants Program

Next deadline for proposals is February 24.

The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) is seeking opportunities to support veteran housing projects around the country to further its mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. The Veteran housing Grants Program provides grants to nonprofits to fund the development and repair of housing for veterans. Projects may be new construction or rehab and must be either in progress or about to commence within the next 12 months. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. 

TDHF will only fund 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that are in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service. Only Proposals submitted through the online application process will be considered for funding. Proposals submitted by mail, phone, or e-mail will not receive funding and will be directed to the online application process. THDF is placing priority on projects that:

  • Serve the housing needs of women veterans and veterans with children.
  • Serve the housing needs of post-9/11 wounded warriors.
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for veterans with caregivers.
  • Address the need for aging in place housing for senior veterans.
  • Combine housing with job placement services.
  • Combine housing with opportunities for involvement in community service activities.

Click here to learn more about the qualifications of the Veterans Housing Grant Program and apply for a grant from The Home Depot Foundation. 

Posted 1/27/2015


Section 811PRA NOFA Amendment

The State of California was awarded nearly $12 million in HUD funds to provide five-year renewable rental assistance to affordable housing projects serving persons with disabilities who are exiting MediCal-funded healthcare facilities (for example, skilled nursing facilities), or are at-risk of returning to these facilities due to lack of affordable housing. This program (Section 811 PRA) is a collaboration between the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Developmental Services, the California Housing Finance Agency, HCD, and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

Pursuant to the attached NOFA amendment, the occupancy deadline for Section 811 PRA units has been extended to August 1, 2019. This will enable use of these funds with projects not yet under development.

Section 811 PRA NOFA and Application materials are here.

Applications are currently being accepted on an over-the-counter basis until all available funds have been awarded. Information on how to submit applications is included in the NOFA. Contact Christina DiFrancesco at Christina.DiFrancesco@hcd.ca.gov with any questions.

Posted 1/13/2015


Edison International Community Grants Program 

Edison International will continue its Community Grants Program by offering grants up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations whose missions and programs support the company's funding priorities: Education, Environment, Public Safety/Disaster Preparedness and Civic Engagement. Starting this year, there will only be two grant application cycles: March 1-31 and June 1-30. If interested in funding support, please submit your grant requests in March or June 2015. 

To learn more about the Community Grants Program and funding priorities, please click here

If your organization received funding in 2014, you must complete a Year-End Report before requesting renewed funding. To complete this report, please click here

Posted 1/12/2015