Notices of Funding Availability

Community Land Trusts -  Homeownership & Rental NOFAs -  Round Three

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has issued two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Community Land Trusts (CLT) Program:

  1. CLT – Rental NOFA  - Up to $1.5 million is available for the CLT Rental NOFA initiative through the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  Eligible applicants for this NOFA can request a maximum of $750,000 per project. DHCD will hold a pre-proposal conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.   The CLT- Rental NOFA preproposal conference can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/CLTRentals
     
  2. CLT- Homeownership NOFA - Up to $4 million is available for the CLT Homeownership NOFA initiative through the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  Eligible applicants for this NOFA can request a maximum of $1,000,000 per project. DHCD will hold a pre-proposal conference on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.  
    The CLT Homeownership NOFA preproposal conference can be accessed at
    https://bit.ly/CLTHomeownership.

The City is seeking to promote equitable community development by directing funds to communities suffering from long-term and historical disinvestment.  These projects will support DHCD’s community development goals of meeting the demand for affordable housing and integrating land trust housing as part of a broader mixed-income housing strategy.  The application period for both NOFAs will be open from Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm through September 2, 2022 at 4:00pm (submission deadline). 
Access the application portal or go to https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/BALTIMOREMD/Participant to apply.

Following the submission deadline, DHCD staff will provide a summary for each NOFA, of all applications received, to include the applicant’s name, proposed project, location and number of units, total development costs and the amount of AHTF funds requested.

CLT - Rental NOFA Guidelines
CLT - Rental NOFA Guidelines (In Word format)
CLT - Homeownership NOFA Guidelines
CLT - Homeownership NOFA Guidelines (In Word format)
CLT NOFA Draft - Public Comment Summary

 


Increased Construction Costs Support  

DHCD is making up to $1,000,000 dollars available from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund, designated for award recipients of rounds 1 and 2 of the New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing NOFA.  These funds are intended to provide and leverage support for the awarded projects, in an effort to address increased construction costs.

Applications for this assistance will be considered and prioritized if projects are within 12 months of starting construction. Applicants can apply for up to $200,000.00 per project. Applications will need to include a detailed explanation of construction cost increases with proof of increase amounts totaling at or more of the amount of funds requested. 


New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing NOFA - Round Three

On April 27, 2022, The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) posted a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for developers to submit applications to support New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing units. Up to $6.0 million is being made available from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF).  Eligible applicants for the NOFA could request a maximum of $1,000,000 per project. The application period closed on June 10, 2022.  Awardees, pending Board of Estimates approval, are as follows:

DEVELOPER / PROJECT NAME
AWARD AMOUNT
Gedco / Ascension Homes
$500,000
Black Women Build, LLC. / Marble Hill Artist Lofts
$759,000
Meldon Dickens / CDC Rental
$140,000
Douglas Memorial Community Church Village, Inc./ Douglas Memorial Community Church Village 
$139,000
Women's Home Preservation, LLC. / West Baltimore St. Vacant Restoration 
$740,000
CHAI / Woodland Gardens 1
$500,000
Unity Properties, Inc. / Renovation of New Shiloh Senior Housing
$1,000,000
Belvedere Place, LLC. / Belvedere Place
$1,000,000
Mansur Abdul-Malik / NHP-Senior
$960,000
Harlem Park, LLC. / Harlem Park Apts. 
$1,000,000
Grand Total
$6,738,000

The following links are for documents related to this NOFA: