The County of San Mateo Department of Housing is pleased to announce its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), released on June 28, 2021, for approximately $57 Million in Measure K Funds, State HCD Housing for a Healthy (“HHC”) California program funds, and additional sources. This NOFA is posted on the Department of Housing’s website, under the “NOFAs, Bids & Proposals” tab. 

This NOFA, which is Round 9 of the County’s Affordable Housing Fund (“AHF 9.0”), is targeted to four types of projects: New Construction Multifamily Affordable Rental Housing projects Multifamily Re-Syndication-Rehabilitation projects for existing deed-restricted multifamily affordable rental housing developments, Multifamily New Construction Affordable First-Time Homeownership projects, and Supportive Housing Projects which are Multifamily New-Construction Affordable Rental Housing Projects or Multifamily Re-Syndication-Rehabilitation Projects that designate at least 20% of total project units as homeless households.  A portion of the funds provided under this NOFA are targeted specifically to assist with creating units serving HHC-eligible households which are households including one or more persons who experience chronic homelessness or homelessnessand who are High-cost health users. For further details regarding the NOFA, please see the “AHF 9.0 - 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 9.0 NOFA Overview & Funding Requirements” document posted below.  

Applications will be due by 4:00 p.m. on FridayJuly 23, 2021. 

HCDC Public Hearing. The Housing and Community Development Committee will conduct a public hearing scheduled for September 14​, 2021 to receive testimony regarding proposals submitted for AHF funding in response to this NOFA. The HCDC is unlikely to recommend funding for any project unless a representative of the Applicant is available for the hearing to answer questions about the proposed project. 

The HCDC public hearing will be held over Zoom on September 14, 2021, from 1pm to 3pm.
Please click the following link to join the Zoom meeting on September 14 -
HCDC Public Hearing on AHF 9.0

Pre-Application Meeting.  Prior to submitting an application under AHF 9.0, Applicants must meet with DOH staff to introduce and discuss the project, its fit with County affordable housing goals, any possible challenges, any projected need for County subsidy, and other topics as necessary.  For this AHF 9.0 NOFA, meetings will be held over the phone or via a virtual conference meeting. Please contact Babs Deffenderfer (bdeffenderfer@smcgov.org) if you expect to submit a funding application under AHF 9.0 but have not yet introduced the project to DOH staff. 

DOH held a virtual Technical Assistance (TA) Session for potential Applicants on Thursday, July 8, 2021 (see agenda and slidedeck below).


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