Current Funding Opportunities

Alameda County’s Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) provides open and competitive opportunities to fund community server providers, projects benefiting Alameda County residents, and affordable housing developers.

Currently Available Opportunities

Please note: the bidder’s conference associated with each RFP is mandatory, which means if you don’t attend the bidder’s conference, you cannot bid on the RPF. Often, the lead time when RFPs are announced to when a bidder’s conference is scheduled is short.

More opportunities coming soon!

  • 2024 Housing Preservation (Capital Expenditure) Projects RFP The County is releasing $3 million in funding through federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). Through this RFP (pdf), Alameda County seeks exceptional projects that meet the County’s stated goal to expand the supply of affordable housing to serve the neediest households throughout the County through construction, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing.Mandatory Bidder’s Conference: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 10am-11:30am Registration For questions contact Aaron or Dylan at HCDRFP@acgov.orgApplications are due by 5 pm on Monday, May 13, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • The Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in serving as the Program Administrator for the Rental Housing Provider Resource CenterView the Full RFP (pdf) Interested applicants must attend the mandatory bidder’s conference Thursday, March 7, 2024 | Register Here, Application due March, 22, 2024, 5:00pm
  • The Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in serving as the Program Administrator for a countywide Anti-Displacement and Homelessness Prevention Housing Stabilization Services Program, Alameda County Housing SecureView the Full RFP (pdf) Interested applicants must attend the mandatory bidder’s conference Thursday, March 7, 2024 | Register Here, Application due March, 29, 2024, 5:00pm UPDATE: There was a second bidder’s conference.

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Measure A1 Bond Program

Between 2010 and 2015, State and Federal funding for affordable housing decreased by 89% and the County and its Cities faced a shortfall of over 60,000 homes affordable to low-income families. Alameda County stepped up to this crisis. The Measure A1 Bond program provides $580 million in funding to create and preserve affordable housing for residents most in need — seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and frontline workers. The Measure A1 General Obligation Bond Funding provides housing resources for people struggling with housing costs, provides supportive housing to people experiencing homelessness, and it helps families buy homes, a critical step for building wealth and financial stability.

Annual Opportunities

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) »

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), providing local governments with resources to implement programs and services that benefit lower income persons, and neighborhoods, remove slum and blight, and address community development needs. For some cities and the unincorporated county.

HOME Consortium Grant Program

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Alameda County Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) is the Grantee for the HOME Consortium Grant, which covers all of the cities and unincorporated areas in Alameda County except for Berkeley and Oakland. Funds are made available through an annual Request for Proposals process. Funds may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, and construct housing for lower-income households in the consortium area. HOME funds trigger many federal requirements, some of which can be found on the Federal Crosscutting Requirements document. Complete HOME regulations can be found on HUD’s website.

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The purpose of the Federal HOME Consortium Grant Program is to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for very-low and low-income households. Alameda County administers funds on behalf of the Alameda County HOME Consortium, which includes the entire county except for the Cities of Oakland and Berkeley which have their own HOME programs. The HOME funds may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, and construct housing for lower-income households in the Consortium area.

The County directly administers HOME funds targeted to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and for the Urban County (The Cities of Dublin, Emeryville, Newark, Albany, Piedmont, and the unincorporated areas of the County). Learn more about accessing Urban County or CHDO HOME funding for your project.

Alameda County contracts with the larger cities in the Consortium (Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, Pleasanton and Livermore) and those cities administer HOME funds within their jurisdictions. For projects located in one of these larger cities, please contact the city directly (pdf).

HOME funds trigger many federal requirements, some of which can be found on the Federal Crosscutting Requirements document. Complete HOME regulations can be found on HUD’s website.

HOME funds also trigger tenant income and rent limits.

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

The Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) issues an annual competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for affordable housing development funds each fall. In order to compete for available funding, interested parties must attend a mandatory bidder’s conference each year and complete their application within approximately eight weeks.

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Proposals are reviewed first for threshold requirements, then rated on specific criteria outlined in the application. Finally, the proposals are ranked in order and funds are recommended. Staff recommendations are made to the appropriate advisory committees. Once a project receives a recommendation, it must then have an Environmental Review completed. All projects are then approved by the Board of Supervisors.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), providing local governments with resources to implement programs and services that benefit lower income persons, and neighborhoods, remove slum and blight, and address community development needs.

Project Requirements

Standard requirements for Housing & Community Development Department (HCD)-funded Affordable Housing Development funding can be found in HCD Affordable Housing Development Policies and Procedures (pdf) and in our Term Sheet (pdf). These policies are updated annually as part of the competitive RFP process. Please ensure you are reviewing the most up to date version. Whether open to incorporated cities and/or the unincorporated county is determined by each project.