The County of San Mateo Department of Housing is pleased to announce as of 7/25/17 a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a total of $23,809,505 in Measure K, other General Fund, and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding.  This NOFA is posted on the Department of Housing’s website, under the “NOFAs, Bids & Proposals” tab.

This NOFA, which is Round 5 of the County’s Affordable Housing Fund (“AHF 5.0”), is targeted to two types of projects: New Construction Multifamily Affordable Rental Housing projects, and Multifamily Re-Syndication-Rehabilitation projects for existing deed-restricted multifamily affordable rental housing developments.  Some of the funds are targeted specifically to assist with creating units serving former foster youth or persons eligible to occupy Mental Health Services Act housing units.  For further details regarding the NOFA, please see the “AHF 5.0 - NOFA Overview & Funding Requirements” posted below.

Note:  APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE CITY DATA SERVICES (CDS) WEBSITE.  Instructions for submitting the Application are in the “AHF 5.0 NOFA Overview & Funding Requirements” document posted below.  For ease of reference, a PDF copy of the Application is also posted below.  

Applications will be due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

There will be a Technical Assistance Session for Applicants on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - Noon at the Department of Housing offices located at 264 Harbor Blvd., Bldg. A in Belmont. 

County Press Release was posted below on July 28, 2017.

UPDATE TO APPLICATION (8/9/17):  Following the August 8th technical assistance session, the AHF 5.0 application in CDS has been updated.  Specifically, Table A.4, formerly “Use of Requested AHF Funds” has been replaced with a new table, “Expected Draws.”  Please see the instructions in CDS for completing this new table, but note that as opposed to the previous version, this table asks applicants to delineate the amount of County funding needed during the first and second 12-month periods following AHF 5.0 awards.  Applicants should be aware that if they had completed the previous Table A.4 format, the information entered has been erased and will need to be re-entered in the new Table A.4 “Expected Draws.” At the technical assistance session, staff explained that a new Attachment 22 would be uploaded to this webpage, and that this attachment would request the information which has instead been included in the new Table A.4.  As a result, there is no need to complete or include a new Attachment 22 described at the TA session.  Please contact Ray Hodges at the Department of Housing (rhodges@smchousing.org) with any questions pertaining to this update.

A Q&A document was posted below based on questions received as of August 25, 2017.