2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availabilit

OC HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (OCHCD) released the 2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on March 20th, 2023, making available up to $67.1 million dollars of Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (Home), HOME American Rescue Plan Act (HOME-ARPA), Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF), to promote the acquisition, new construction, and acquisition/rehabilitation of supportive housing and up to 210 Housing Choice, Mainstream and/or Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Project Based Vouchers for Orange County’s extremely low-income households experiencing homelessness.

Funds are available until the NOFA closes, is replaced by a new NOFA, or until all available funds are committed via Board of Supervisors action, whichever occurs first. Interested and qualified applicants who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for extremely low-income households who are experiencing homelessness are encouraged to submit proposals.

The NOFA is available at the following County website links:

BidSync: NOFA 2023-01

Please refer any questions to:

Jonathan Lee

Housing & Community Development
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl, First Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Office: (714) 480-2865


Michelle Zdeba
Office: (714) 480-2994


Request for Information - Homekey Program Round 3 

The County of Orange (County) is seeking developers that have experience with the acquisition, rehabilitation and use of property for permanent supportive housing and may have identified sites or are willing to work with the County on potential sites. The projects would be considered for the anticipated Round 3 of the State of California’s Homekey Program as proposed in the FY 2022 State of California budget with a potential of $1.3 billion in additional funding, subject to approval by the State as part of the State budget process. Per the State of California, funds are anticipated to be made available for housing for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and who are impacted or at increased risk for medical diseases or conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other communicable diseases. The County may also utilize other Federal, State, local funds or rental subsidies that are available or may become available to the County for this purpose.

The RFI is also available on BidSync: OC-HK-RFI2023

If you are interested and or have potential projects located in Orange County that could utilize this funding, please provide a response to the Request for Information (RFI) by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 3, 2023

Please refer any questions to Michelle Zdeba at


No Place Like Home (NPLH)

Expression of Interest deadline has been extended through September 17, 2021!

Under the NPLH Program, the County is required to be a co-applicant with the development sponsor (developer).  As such, interested developers should submit the NPLH EOI for Competitive NPLH funds to HCA and OCCR no later than September 17, 2021, to ensure the County can obtain the required authorizations and Board Resolutions prior to the application deadline.

The County is pleased to announce an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for parties interested in applying for Large County Competitive funding through the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program. The NPLH Program targets the creation of permanent supportive housing units for transition-age youth, adults and older  adults living with a serious mental disorder (as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code section 5600.3(b)), as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents (as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code section 5600.3(a)).

Full details on the State Housing and Community Development (HCD) administered NPLH program can be found here:

Interested parties will need to submit an EOI for eligible project(s) to Lisa Row at or Julia Bidwell at, no later than September 17, 2021 to be considered for Round 4 Competitive funds (NOFA to be announced by HCD).   Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Row, Program Manager, at (714) 850-8422 or via email at


Utility Allowance Schedule

The Utility Allowance Schedule is applicable to the development of affordable housing units that utilize the County’s project-based vouchers. Developers may submit a request for a utility allowance letter to Marie Vu at .