Project Homekey

In anticipation of Round 2 of the State of California’s Homekey Notice of Funding (NOFA) and given the approved State budget that includes $1.45 billion in FY2021-22 and $1.3 billion in FY2022-23 for the Homekey Program, the County 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. The State is anticipated to release their NOFA for the first tranche of funds within the next few months.

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

Request for Information 2 and 2b - Project Homekey

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

  1. A Community of Friends
  2. American Family Housing
  3. C&C Development
  4. Community Development Partners
  5. Jamboree Housing Corporation
  6. Illumination Foundation
  7. Salvation Army
  8. Shangri-La Industries, LLC

As stated in RFIs, 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.

Both RFIs are now closed. If you have questions please contact Michelle Zdeba 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 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

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 .