Notices of Funding Availability

Community Land Trusts - Single Family Homeownership NOFA

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability for Community Land Trusts – Single Family Homeownership.  The City is seeking to promote equitable community development by directing funds to communities suffering from long-term and historical disinvestment. This NOFA’s projects support DHCD’s community development goals of meeting the demand for affordable housing and integrating land trust homes as part of a broader mixed-income housing strategy.

The submission deadline is October 23, 2020.  The overall schedule is as follows:

Pre-Proposal Conference 9/14/2020
Submission of Written Questions 9/21/2020
Answers to Questions Posted 9/30/2020
Submission Deadline 10/23/2020
Notification of Award 12/11/2020

NOTICE:  Community Land Trust – Single Family Homeownership NOFA Pro Forma Update

In the best practices of the Community Land Trust, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund has updated the required pro forma for the Community Land Trust Single Family Homeownership NOFA. This updated pro forma will now replace the previous version and should be included in all applications submitted for this funding round which closes on October 23, 2020.

View or Download NOFA HERE
Pre-Proposal Questions & Answers
Pre-Proposal Attendee List
NOFA Application and Checklist (including link to pro forma update)
Commitment to Comply Form
Local Hiring Certification
View 2020 Area Median Income Limits


New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing NOFA

Through this Notice of Funding Availability (the NOFA), The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is making up to $2 million available from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund (Trust Fund) to support new construction of affordable rental housing and/or rehabilitation of existing rental projects for affordable housing.

This NOFA includes a set aside of 10% for emerging developers, who are defined as: Developers who have completed at least three (3) and no more than five (5) projects.

The application period closed on July 31, 2020.  The following links are for documents related to the NOFA:

New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing NOFA
NOFA Application in WORD
NOFA Pre-Proposal Conference Attendees
NOFA Pre-Proposal Conference Q&A
Summary of Applications Received


AHTF Professional Services Request for Proposals: Community Land Trust Consultant

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (“DHCD”) is issuing this Professional Services Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from qualified applicants interested in providing professional services and technical assistance to develop, fund, monitor, and support community land trust as part of Baltimore City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Key deliverables include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the evaluation of the Department’s Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) submissions and award recommendations;
  • Drafting funding agreements to make Trust Funds available;
  • Feasibility studies of proposed land trust financing;
  • Reviewing ground leases, maintenance agreements, contracts of sales, internal compliance and
  • monitoring platforms, and
  • Overall evaluation and structuring of the Land Trust program.

 For requirements and schedule CLICK HERE.