Notices of Funding Availability

PUBLIC COMMENT- DRAFT- Community Land Trust - Single Family Homeownership Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is accepting public comments to the   Community Land Trust - Single Family Homeownership NOFA DRAFT.  Public comments will be accepted through May 1, 2023.  Please submit your comments using the web form link.  

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

The Department of Housing & Community Development is making up to $10,750,000 million available from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support new construction of affordable rental housing and/or rehabilitation of existing rental projects for affordable housing. This NOFA includes two set asides (1) of up to $2 million for Community Land Trusts, who are defined as: Registered Community Land Trusts entities that provide affordable housing to low-income and moderate-income families through an affordable housing land trust agreement. (2) of up to $1,750,000 (10%) for emerging developers, who are defined as: Developers who have completed at least three (3) and no more than five (5) projects. The Department is seeking projects that are impactful and that will leverage additional investment. Applications will be accepted from February 10, 2023, at 12 p.m. through March 17, 2023, at 4 p.m. (submission deadline).  NOFA applications will only be accepted through the Neighborly application portal.  

Access the application portal 
View NOFA guidelines 

The following links are documents and information related to this NOFA:
Pre-Proposal Conference
Pre-Proposal Conference-Presentation Power Point 
Pre-proposal Conference Q&A (written summary)

Community Land Trusts -  Operating Costs NOFA

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) made up to $500,000 available from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund for Community Land Trust (CLT) operating costs.  These funds are intended to provide operational and capacity building support for Community Land Trust organizations that provide affordable housing to low and very low income households in Baltimore City.  The application period for this NOFA closed on October 10, 2022Awardees, pending Board of Estimates approval, are as follows: 

Charm City Land Trust $100,000
South Baltimore CLT $100,000
Harbor West $100,000
NEHI $100,000

The following links are documents related to this NOFA:
CLT- Operating Costs NOFA Guidelines

Community Land Trusts -  Homeownership & Rental NOFAs

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) issued two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Community Land Trusts (CLT) Program. The City seeks to promote equitable community development by directing funds to communities suffering from 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 each NOFA closed on September 2, 2022.  Awardees, pending Board of Estimates approval, are as follows:

CLT – Rental NOFA  

NEHI $750,000

CLT- Homeownership NOFA 

NEHI  $900,000
NEHI (Buyer's Choice) $1,000,000
South Baltimore CLT $750,000

The following links are documents related to this NOFA:
Application Summary
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