Funding Applications for Measure W Community Housing Fund
Applications for funding opened on January 6, 2020 and the application period is ongoing.
Nonprofits serving West Marin are highly encouraged to apply as projects move forward, as there is no application deadline. When evaluating applications, staff consider the identified priorities along with project feasibility, distribution of funds across the Measure W Tax Area, and overall impact on local community housing.
The priorities for 2023 identified by the Measure W Working Group on Community Housing and approved by the Board of Supervisors include:
- Housing needs study – A study of the Measure W Tax Area establishing a baseline understanding of housing market conditions, needs, and barriers.
- Housing production – Funding to support the pre-development, acquisition, development, and preservation of rental and homeownership housing for the West Marin population and workforce, including:
- Housing for families, seniors, all types of agricultural workers, people with disabilities, essential workers (for example, education workers), fire & safety persons, medical & dental providers, and trade workers (plumbers/electricians/septic/etc.)
- Acquisition, pre-development, preservation and development of single-unit and multi-unit projects that will serve the needs of the West Marin population
- Conversion of existing vacant or underutilized buildings and convert to housing
- Support for creative strategies such as Age in Place and Co-ownership
- Support to increase rentals within existing homes through JADU's and ADU's, share rentals
- Transitional/temporary rental housing, such as:
- Emergency and transitional housing for families and survivors of domestic violence
- Trauma recovery residence
- Rental housing for seasonal workers
- Direct housing assistance – Funding to help stabilize West Marin families and individuals at risk of losing current housing and in need of support to acquire new housing, including:
- Emergency rental assistance
- Security deposit assistance
- Down payment assistance
More information about the priorities, funding allocations, and application process can be found in the Application Guidelines provided below.
Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.
Fillable PDF Application Form
Housing Acquisition and Construction Project Budget
Housing Study and Rent & Security Deposit Assistance Project Budget
Applications may be submitted via email, mail, or in person to one of the addressed below.
Email applications may be sent to Housing and Federal Grants Division.
Mailing Address/Physical Address (if dropping off application):
County of Marin
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
Attn: Housing & Federal Grants Division
Questions may be submitted to the Housing and Federal Grants Division.