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 on 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. The HCDC recommendations, together with DOH staff comments and recommendations, will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for approval. Final approval of projects to receive AHF funding, and funding amounts, will be made by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2022
TIME: 1:00PM – 300PM
PLACE: Zoom video conference.
Please visit: https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/97936309026
or dial: +1 669 444 9171
Webinar ID: 979 3630 9026
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you expect to submit a funding application under AHF 10.0 but have not yet introduced the project to DOH staff.
HCDC Listening Session: HCDC will host a listening session with DOH staff on September 28, 2022 from 9:00-11:00am. Please use the link below to join the listening session. Please note that this is not a public hearing. A public hearing will be held in early October - the date, time, and meeting link for which will be posted on this website on October 1st.
Link to HCDC Listening Session: https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/96537476921