The County of San Mateo Department of Housing is pleased to announce its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), released on July 25, 2022, for approximately $27.5 Million in Measure K funds and Mental Health Services Act (“MHSA”) funds. This NOFA is posted on the Department of Housing’s website, under the “NOFAs, Bids & Proposals” tab.

This NOFA, which is Round 10 of the County’s Affordable Housing Fund (“AHF 10.0”), is targeted to five 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; 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; and, Preservation projects. A portion of the funds provided under this NOFA are targeted specifically to assist with creating units serving MHSA-eligible households which are households including one or more persons who qualify under the MHSA Project Based Housing Program who are seriously mentally ill and homeless or at risk of homelessness. For further details regarding the NOFA, please see the “AHF 10.0 - 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 10.0 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 Friday, August 19, 2022.


DOH held a Technical Assistance (TA) Session for potential Applicants on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  

HCDC Public Hearing. The Housing and Community Development Committee will conduct a public hearing tentatively scheduled for October 6, 2022 from 1pm-3pm 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. This HCDC public hearing will likely be held virtually. Please return to this webpage closer to the October 6, 2022 meeting date for updated information on the forum for the HCDC public hearing.  

Pre-Application Meeting.  Prior to submitting an application under AHF 10.0, 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 10.0 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 10.0 but have not yet introduced the project to DOH staff.