Housing Development

Request for Information - Homekey Program Round 3 

The County of Orange (County) released a Request for Information (RFI) 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 for Round 3 of the State of California’s Homekey. The deadline to provide a response to the RFI was April 3, 2023.  The County has reviewed submittals for the RFI, and as a result, is posting this Notification of Qualifications.

Please refer any questions to Michelle Zdeba at Michelle.Zdeba@occr.ocgov.com.



APRIL 12, 2023- 10A.M.-12NOON


OC Housing & Community Development is sponsoring a training by Fair Housing Council of Orange County for Property Managers and Owners.

Come learn the latest in Fair Housing rules and regulations to stay current on the management of your properties.

Please register by April 10th at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/594849881007.

This event is part of the Fair Housing and Affordable Housing month events. To learn more about those events go to https://www.kennedycommission.org/affordable-housing-and-fair-housing-month.


2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability

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:

Sherluna Vien
Housing & Community Development
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl, First Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Office: (714) 480-2936


Michelle Zdeba
Office: (714) 480-2994 


Mortgage Assistance Program

The County’s Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) provides silent (deferred payment) downpayment assistance loans to assist low-income first-time homebuyers (FTHB). Eligible FTHB’s annual income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The loans are designed to help with the down payment to purchase a home. The 3% simple interest, deferred payment loan has a 30 year term and a maximum loan amount of $80,000. Homebuyers must occupy the property as their primary residence. There is a 1% minimum down payment requirement for this program and the total sales prices shall not exceed 85% of the Orange County median sales price for all homes. All applicants are required to attend a homebuyer education workshop.

If you are interested in obtaining more information or an application for the MAP program, please contact our program administrator, Affordable Housing Clearinghouse at (949) 859-9255 or view their website at http://www.affordable-housing.org/.


Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program Application Including Five-Year Plan

The PLHA Five Year Plan is a planning document that states the eligible PLHA activities to be undertaken by the County of Orange for the following five years. It includes the actual amount of the first year and an estimated amount during the five-year plan period. To receive an allocation of PLHA funds, the County must submit the approved plan along with the application to the State of California Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department.

For additional information and updates, please go to the Community Development page via this link: https://www.ochcd.org/community-development.