Funding Opportunities

Community Development Agency

The County of Marin administers local, state and federal funding for the development and preservation of affordable housing throughout Marin County.

 

Marin County Affordable Housing Fund (HTF)

The Marin County Affordable Housing Fund was created to increase the stock of permanently affordable housing units in the County. The Housing Trust provides a local funding source for financial and technical assistance to help affordable housing developers produce and preserve affordable housing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit applications by email to affordablehousing@marincounty.org

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA)

Senate Bill 2 (SB2) was part of a 15-bill housing package adopted in 2017 aimed at addressing the state’s housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, it establishes a permanent source of funding intended to increase the affordable housing stock in California, a permanent local housing allocation (PLHA). Marin County is eligible for non-competitive, entitlement funds.  

The five-year plan for these funds allocates funds to match Housing Trust funds for predevelopment, development, acquisition, and preservation of multi-family projects, with an emphasis on projects that house those that are at or under 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI), as stipulated in the PLHA Final Guidelines. Applications submitted by February 17, 2022, will be considered for a PLHA match in 2022. Additional funds may become available, and applications are encouraged throughout the year.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME)

The Federal Grants Division provides Marin communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Federal funds are awarded to non-profits which provide community development activities, anti-poverty programs, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households throughout Marin County.