NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME)
COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS (CHDO)
The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Community Services, through the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services Purchasing Division, is soliciting applications from private nonprofit agencies that have been officially certified by the City as a Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), or have a pending application to become a CHDO by the submission deadline of this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for federal funding from the City’s HOME Programs for Fiscal Year 2025. The City anticipates that it will award up to approximately $475,000 in HOME funds, subject to funding availability, to CHDOs in Fiscal Year 2025, from a new allotment of funds for FY 2025. The City is seeking projects that will enable it to achieve the goals and objectives published in its Amended Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025. The Consolidated Plan is available for viewing at: https://www.honolulu.gov/cdbg or specifically at https://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/bfs/07-01-2020_06-30-2025_ConPlan_and_Twenty-Sixth_26th_Year_Action_Plan_CARES_ACT.pdf
The City will also award up to approximately $475,000 in Fiscal Year 2024 HOME funds to CHDO’s. These funds should assist the City in achieving the goals and objectives published in the City’s Twenty-Ninth Year Action Plan.
Solicitations will only be accepted from private nonprofit agencies that have been officially certified by the City as a CHDO for FY 2025 (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025); or have a pending application to become a CHDO by the submission deadline of this NOFA.
To submit a HOME-CHDO funding application:
Interested agencies may download the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) packet at https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands under “Bidding Opportunities.”
Description of HOME program:
The HOME program is generally intended to:
Expand the supply of decent and affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very low income Americans.
Strengthen the abilities of State and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent, affordable housing.
Provide both financial and technical assistance to participating jurisdictions, including the development of model programs for affordable low-income housing.
Extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, in the production and operation of affordable housing.
In general, HOME funds may be used to pay the following eligible costs:
Development hard costs defined as the actual cost of constructing or rehabilitating housing.
Related soft costs defined as other reasonable and necessary costs incurred and associated with the financing, or development (or both) of new construction, rehabilitation or acquisition of housing assisted with HOME funds.
Activities that cannot be funded with HOME funds include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide a project reserve account for replacements, a project reserve account for unanticipated increases in operating costs, or operating subsidies.
Provide tenant-based rental assistance for the special purpose of the existing Section 8 program or preventing displacement for projects assisted with rental rehabilitation grants.
Provide non-federal matching contributions required under any other Federal program.
Provide assistance authorized under Part 965 (PHA-Owned or Leased Projects – Maintenance and Operation).
Carry out activities authorized under Part 968 (Public Housing Modernization).
Provide assistance to eligible low-income housing under Part 248 (Prepayment of Low Income Housing Mortgages).
Provide assistance (other than tenant-based rental assistance or assistance to a first-time homebuyer to acquire housing previously assisted with HOME funds) to a project previously assisted with HOME funds during the period of affordability established by the City. However, additional HOME funds may be committed to a project up to one year after project completion, but the amount of HOME funds in the project may not exceed the maximum per unit subsidy amount.
Pay impact fees.
Complete the HOME-CHDO funding applications, including all required attachments. Applications must be submitted to the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services Purchasing Division at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 by the date and time stated in the NOFA packet, as amended.
Questions may be directed firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICK BLANGIARDI, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu
Anton C. Krucky, Director
Department of Community Services