Multifamily Rental Housing

A large percentage of the loan programs administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) go toward assisting in the development and construction or renovation of multifamily rental housing for Special Needs populations.  Eligible projects applying for funding under a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) must be new construction, or acquisition with substantial rehabilitation, providing at least 15 units of permanent rental housing.  Affordable rents and income restrictions are required in exchange for favorable loan terms.  Eligible applicants include non-profit and for-profit organizations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, public agencies, other local jurisdictions, and joint ventures among any of these entities.  Apartment buildings or complexes that receive financing assistance from the LACDA are required to submit annual compliance reports which are monitored by the LACDA staff.

Proposed developments that are located within 500 feet of a freeway are now eligible, with the following restrictions. If any portion of a proposed development site is within 500 feet of a freeway, the project must be designed in such a way as to exclude from this 500-foot freeway “buffer” area any portion of the residential building.  Play areas, community rooms, gardens, patios, and other areas where residents may reasonably be expected to congregate shall also be excluded from the buffer area.  An example of a suitable use within the 500-foot freeway buffer is a parking lot.  The LACDA shall review and approve, at its sole discretion, any site plans for developments of this type.

To receive notification regarding LACDA NOFAs, please visit the NOFA Email Subscription page.

Fair Housing and Accessibility Requirements for Affordable and Special Needs Multifamily Rental Properties

In accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (if applicable), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Civil Rights Act of California, it is the policy of the LACDA, that residential rental properties that receive funding, service, or program assistance must adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and requirements related to Fair Housing and Accessibility. 

Click here for the LACDA's guidelines pertaining to the fair housing, affirmative marketing, tenant selection, and accessibility for projects receiving NOFA funding.

Local Housing Trust Fund

The LACDA is applying to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for housing development assistance through the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) Program.  The LHTF provides matching funds to local and regional housing trust funds dedicated to the creation, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing, transitional housing and emergency shelters.  Click here for a list of projects proposed for funding.

Los Angeles County - Pet Friendly Housing

On January 7, 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the Pet-Friendly Housing Ordinance, which took effect on February 6, 2020. The Pet-Friendly Housing Ordinance: (1) authorizes tenants to have at least one pet in a rental unit in new or rehabilitated multifamily housing developments financed, in whole or in part, by the County and/or the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) on or after the effective date of the Ordinance, consistent with all federal and State laws; and (2) requires landlords to maintain and provide a copy of pet policies to tenants.  Click here to view the Ordinance and click here to view the guidelines.


NOFA Insurance Rev. 2021

LACDA Supportive Services Budget Guidelines

NOFA Round 26 Documents

NOFA Round 26 Term Sheet Amended

NOFA Round 26 Regulations and Guidelines

NOFA Round 26 Application for Funding

NOFA Round 26 Application for Rental Assistance

NOFA Round 26 Addendum 1

NOFA Round 26 Proposers Conference PowerPoint

NOFA Round 26 DHS Housing for Health Master Agreements List - UPDATED

NOFA Round 26 Questions and Answers as of 10.29.2020

NOFA  Round 26 Questions and Answer No. 2

NOFA Round 26 Addendum 2

NOFA Round 26 Proposers Conference Attendees

NOFA Round 26 Applications Received

NOFA Round 26 Applications that Passed Threshold Review

NOFA Round 26 Applications Recommended for Funding