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Available Development Funds

Developers leverage funds administered by the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) with several other funding sources to create and preserve affordable housing.

Developers may apply for funds through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) issued by SDHC.

Funding sources for SDHC’s affordable housing development investments vary and may include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds awarded to the City of San Diego and administered by SDHC
  • City of San Diego Affordable Housing Fund, which SDHC administers and consists of Housing Impact Fees charged on commercial developments (also known as Linkage Fees) and Inclusionary Housing Fees charged on residential developments

If you have questions about a development NOFA, please contact Maurcell Gresham by email at [email protected].

How to Access an SDHC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

NOFAs are accessible through SDHC’s Vendor Portal on PlanetBids. Developers who wish to receive free notifications regarding NOFAs and download SDHC’s current NOFAs should register on the SDHC Vendor Portal with PlanetBids.

To access SDHC’s NOFAs, along with other solicitations, developers need to create a new profile and register specifically for SDHC, even if they already are registered with another public agency that uses PlanetBids or previously have accessed SDHC solicitations through the City of San Diego’s PlanetBids portal.

Fiscal Year 2022 Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Affordable Housing NOFA

SDHC released a NOFA on August 30, 2021, to make up to $16 million available to facilitate acquisition and new construction, acquisition with rehabilitation, or rehabilitation of affordable multifamily rental housing developments in the City of San Diego. This NOFA also includes 150 federal Project-Based Housing Vouchers (PBV) for households with low income in the City of San Diego. These vouchers are not for permanent supportive housing and need to be issued to assist applicants on SDHC’s PBV waiting list.

The submittal deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

To access the NOFA, and for information about the online NOFA Application, visit the SDHC Vendor Portal on PlanetBids.

Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA

On June 28, 2021, SDHC released a NOFA to make up to $16.6 million available to preserve affordable multifamily rental housing developments, specifically naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH), including Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units  in the City of San Diego. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-qualified basis, until funds are exhausted.

SDHC will award these funds as forgivable loans in exchange for long-term restrictions that require the property to remain affordable for households with low income.

This NOFA does not include rental housing vouchers.

To access the NOFA, and for information about the online NOFA Application, visit the SDHC Vendor Portal on PlanetBids.

To assist with the application process, SDHC hosted live training sessions (see the Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA flyer). The recorded training videos and accompanying fact sheets relating to key application requirements are available below. Applicants who were unable to attend the live training sessions are required to view all of the following recorded videos prior to submitting an online application. Applicants will be required to self-certify that they have completed all training videos on the online application.

In total, there are six training sessions.

  • Module 1:
    • Session A: Components of Physical Needs Assessments
    • Session B: Components of Construction Monitoring
    • Session C: Components of Relocation (note that this is a post-award requirement only)
  • Module 2:
    • Session A: Components of Operating Budget and Loan Monitoring
    • Session B: Components of Pro Formas
  • Module 3:
    • Session A: Compliance Monitoring

Affordable Housing Preservation Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Trainings

NOFA Pre-Application Meeting

NOFA Training Module 1 – Physical Needs Assessment, Construction Monitoring and Tenant Relocation

Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Physical Needs Assessment/ Construction Monitoring/ Tenant Relocation Presentations
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Physical Needs Assessment Fact Sheet
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Construction Monitoring Fact Sheet
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Tenant Relocation Fact Sheet

NOFA Training Module 2 – Operating Budget & Loan Monitoring and Pro Forma

Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA –  Operating Budget & Loan Monitoring/ Pro Formas Presentations
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Operating Budget & Loan Monitoring Fact Sheet
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Pro Forma Fact Sheet

NOFA Training Module 3 – Compliance Monitoring

Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Compliance Monitoring Presentation
Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA – Compliance Monitoring Fact Sheet

Prevailing Wage Requirements

Prevailing wage applies to these NOFAs, depending on funding sources. SDHC will determine whether projects will be subject to prevailing wage based on available SDHC funding sources at the time of the NOFA application is submitted to SDHC.

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