Project Homekey

In anticipation of Round 2 of the State of California’s Homekey Program as proposed in the Governor’s May Revised budget with a potential of $3.5 billion, subject to approval by the State as part of the State budget process, the County of Orange released two Request for Information (RFI) seeking affordable housing 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. Below is more information on the RFIs.

More information on Project Homekey can be found at the State’s Homekey website 

Request for Information 2 - Project Homekey

The County of Orange has reviewed submittals for Request for Information 2 - Project Homekey.  As a result, the following entities are deemed qualified for further consideration:

  1. American Family Housing
  2. Jamboree Housing Corporation
  3. Illumination Foundation
  4. Shangri-La Industries, LLC

As stated in RFI, the County does not guarantee a contract to listed qualifiers. The County may modify or cancel this list at any time without further notification or reason.

Request for Information 2b-Project Homekey

Request for information 2b-Project Homekey is now closed. If you have questions please contact Juanita Preciado at

2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability


The County of Orange released a 2nd addendum to the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Availability (NOFA) on May 27, 2021 as authorized at the May 25, 2021 Board of Supervisor's meeting. The 2nd Addendum to the 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA includes the following amendments:

  • Additional 157 Project-Based Vouchers
  • Addition of $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Federal HOME funds.

The purpose of the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to make available up to $19.5 million in Orange County Housing Successor Agency funds, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and/or Mental Health Services Act funds and Project-Based Vouchers to promote the acquisition, new construction and acquisition of Supportive Housing.

The amended 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA and application are available at this link.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT will accept submissions for the 2020 NOFA on an over the counter basis per the terms of the NOFA. Funds and are available until the NOFA closes, is replaced by a new NOFA, or until all available funds are committed, whichever occurs first. Interested and qualified applicants who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for extremely low-income households who are homeless are encouraged to submit proposals.

Effectively immediately, and until further notice, HCD will temporarily accept electronic submittals of applications for the NOFA. Developers will need to e-mail and a download link to the full and complete application. If HCD staff cannot download the application using the link provided, the Developer will be notified of a returned application and will need to re-submit/re-send a download link to the application. This temporary process will ensure that applications are still received on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The amended sections are indicated in the 2nd Addendum found at this link. All other sections, exhibits and attachments to the 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA not in the 2nd Addendum remain the same.

Please refer any questions to:

Julia Bidwell
Housing & Community Development
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl, First Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Or Juanita Preciado
(714) 480-2727

No Place Like Home (NPLH)

Expression of Interest is now Open - *NEW - as of 7/16/2021

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) no later than August 13, 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 .