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 2021 Notices of Funding Availability
SDHC anticipates issuing a new Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in June 2021 to make up to $16.6 million available to preserve affordable multifamily rental housing developments, specifically naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH), in the City of San Diego.
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.
The available funds may be used for:
- Predevelopment and residential rehabilitation (including temporary relocation activities) of existing unrestricted NOAH properties, including SRO properties, in the City of San Diego; or
- Addition of restrictions requiring affordability on existing NOAH properties, including SRO properties, in the City of San Diego, if the applicant demonstrates that rehabilitation is not needed.
This NOFA does not include rental housing vouchers.
To apply for this new NOFA, applicants must self-certify that they attended the live training or watched the recorded version.
For more information about the live training sessions, see the Affordable Housing Preservation NOFA flyer
SDHC previously issued two NOFAs for Fiscal Year 2021 on August 31, 2020. These NOFAs made available up to $46.6 million to create or preserve affordable rental housing and permanent supportive housing for individuals who experience homelessness. The application period for these two NOFAs ended on November 6, 2020. These NOFAs are now closed.
Affordable Housing Preservation Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Trainings
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
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.