PROPOSITION HHH ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 8, 2019

BIDDERS CONFERENCE

Proposition HHH Program 2018/19 Call For Projects Round 3

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce the Bidders Conference for the HHH Program 2018/19 Call for Projects Round 3.

THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1200 W. 7th Street, 1st Floor Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90017

At the conference, HCIDLA staff will present the Prop. HHH 2018/2019 Call for Projects Round 3 and discuss potential changes to the application ranking system if Round 3 becomes oversubscribed.  Speakers include staff from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration, who will provide Prop. HHH Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Compliance information, staff from the LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) who will talk about Supportive Services funding, and staff from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) who will review the project-based Section 8 NOFA process.  Attendance at the Bidders Conference is recommended for all developers or their representatives applying to the Call for Projects.  The HHH Program Regulations, Policies and Procedures can be found here.   

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Please contact the City at least 72 hours in advance to request an accommodation. 

 

February 28, 2019

Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan Program, 2018-2019 Call for Projects Round 3

The City of Los Angeles is aggressively seeking innovative design and development proposals for new supportive housing for homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness throughout the City.  The City and the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) are pleased to announce the release of the 2018/2019 HHH Program Call for Projects Round 3 (HHH 2018/19 CFP R3), effective February 28, 2019.  HCIDLA will accept online project applications up to, but no later than March 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PDT). 

Applicants may access HCIDLA's Proposition HHH online application here.  Applications received after the close of the application period will not be accepted. 

Please note, the HHH 2018-19 CFP R3 may be a competitive process if the round becomes oversubscribed, and a ranking method will be applied to determine application scores.  In addition, No Place Like Home funds administered by Los Angeles County are available for 2019, therefore loan sizing for the HHH 2018/19 CFP R3 will be limited to $140,000 per supportive housing (SH) unit, and $100,000 per affordable housing unit, up to $12 million.  However, if more than 80% of the units in the project are reserved as SH units, OR the project is located in a highest, high or moderate area/census tract (per Opportunity Map), additional supplemental funding of $80,000 per SH unit is available up to a maximum HHH loan amount of $16 million.  The Proposition HHH Permanent Supportive Housing Program Regulations, Policies, and Procedures 2018-2019 reflecting current policy for the HHH 2018-19 CFP R3 is posted to the HCIDLA Library here.  

You may submit questions related to the 2018/2019 HHH Program Call for Projects to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org, no later than March 22, 2019, 5:00 PM (PDT).  HCIDLA periodically updates and posts new responses to the HHH Program Call for Projects Frequently Asked Questions section of the HCIDLA Library.

 

February 19, 2019

Request for Proposals for Innovative Supportive Housing on a City-Owned Parcel

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovative Supportive Housing on a City-Owned Parcel.  Proposals will be due April 19, 2019 at 4:00pm.  

The RFP is related to the disposition of a City-owned property at 11010 Santa Monica Blvd.  Applicants may access the RFP  here or at https://www.labavn.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=contract.opportunity_view&recordid=35755    

Click here to register for the mandatory bidders’ conference, which will be held online on February 28, 2019 at 10:00am. Applications received after the close of the application period, at the discretion of HCIDLA, may be rejected without further consideration. 

As part of its strategy to reduce homelessness, the City of Los Angeles identifies surplus or underutilized City-owned land that is appropriate for new affordable or supportive housing. Once identified, these 'Affordable Housing Opportunity Sites' are made available to affordable housing developers through Requests for Proposals (RFPs) issued by HCIDLA. The RFP process helps the Department select proposals that make the best use of City resources, and ensures that public land is entrusted to experienced developers. To date, housing is being developed on City-owned sites including parking lots, a former animal shelter, and a large traffic island. 

The goal of this RFP is twofold: to provide high-quality supportive housing for homeless individuals or families in a high-opportunity neighborhood of Los Angeles, and to spur innovation in the design and build of supportive housing and services in the City.  Proposals will be scored based on their plans to create attractive housing in a faster, less expensive, and scalable way.  In order to score well, proposers should focus on the following priorities:

●        Innovative design that follows the Department of City Planning’s three pillars of good design (pedestrian-oriented, 360° design, climate adaptive)

●        Ability to begin construction within one year of selection, to be completed within 18 months

●        Lower-than-average per unit construction costs

●        Construction method and design that can be repeated elsewhere in the City, scaled up or down as needed, using alternative construction techniques if appropriate.

October 19, 2018

Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan Program, 2018-2019 Call for Projects Round 2

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2019 HHH Call for Projects Round 2, effective October 19, 2018 to November 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PDT).  Applicants may access HCIDLA's online application at http://hcidapp.lacity.org/NOFA.  Applications received after the close of the application period, at the discretion of HCIDLA, may be rejected without further consideration. 

To view the Proposition HHH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM REGULATIONS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES 2018-2019 (Proposition HHH Regulations) or other relevant materials approved by the City Council and Mayor, please visit the HCIDLA Library.  HCIDLA will continue to update and post responses to the Call for Projects Frequently Asked Questions on the HCIDLA Library.  All questions related to the Proposition HHH Regulations may be submitted to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org.

Please note, the Council Office Letter of Acknowledgment (attachment 2.7), and Supportive Services Plan or Measure H Letter (attachment 2.12.5) will not be required for the 2018/2019 HHH Program Call for Projects Round 2 application.  Applicants should assume all SH projects will receive service funding from Los Angeles County Measure H funds. 

 

May 2, 2018

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program 

In preparation to publish the 2018-2019 Proposition HHH Loan Program Regulations, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) invites all interested parties to attend a stakeholders' meeting to discuss and solicit comments on changes to the 2018-2019 Regulations.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
             11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
WHERE: 1st Floor Auditorium
                HCIDLA Headquarters
                1200 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, 90017


HCIDLA will release ideas on how the draft Regulation could change prior to the stakeholders' meeting.

To view the 2017-2018 Proposition HHH SHLP Regulations or other relevant materials approved by the City Council and Mayor, please visit the HCIDLA Library. All questions related to Proposition HHH may be submitted to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org.

March 1, 2018

The presentations given at the February 26, 2018 Stakeholders Meeting/Bidders Conference for the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee, Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline, and Proposition HHH SH Loan Program have been published. You can view these and more at the HCIDLA Library.

February 15, 2018

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program 

Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline

Linkage Fee 

​The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department will be hosting a multi-topic Stakeholders’ Meeting to discuss Regulations and receive public comment for the following topics: 

  • Linkage Fee Kickoff Discussion
  • Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline Regulations changes
  • Proposition HHH SH Loan Program Stakeholders' Meeting for current Call for Projects and 2018-2019 Regulations

 WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2018
             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
WHERE: 1st Floor Auditorium
                HCIDLA Headquarters
                1200 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, 90017

Visit our Library to view the Prop HHH SH Loan Program Regulations or the Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline Regulations.

February 5, 2018

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program 

2017-2018 Call for Projects Round 2

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017-2018 HHH Call for Projects Round 2, effective February 5, 2018 to March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PDT). Applicants may access HCIDLA's online application at http://hcidapp.lacity.org/NOFA.  Applications received after the close of the application period, at the discretion of HCIDLA, may be rejected without further consideration. 

To view the 2017 Proposition HHH SHLP Regulations or other relevant materials approved by the City Council and Mayor, please visit the HCIDLA Library.  HCIDLA continues to post responses to CFP Frequently Asked Questions on the HCIDLA Library.  All questions related to the Proposition HHH Regulations may be submitted to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org.

January 23, 2018

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program 

Information on Upcoming Call For Projects (CFP)

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) will accept online project applications from February 5, 2018 to March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PDT).  Applications received after the end date, at the discretion of HCIDLA, may be rejected without further consideration. Successful projects will be recommended for Prop HHH funding commitments.

To view the 2017 Prop HHH SH Loan Program Regulations or the Motion approved by the City Council and Mayor on December 12, 2017, please visit the HCIDLA Library. HCIDLA will continue to post responses to CFP Frequently Asked Questions in the HCIDLA Library.  All questions related to the Prop HHH Regulations may be submitted to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org.

HHH Welcomes Innovation

The Proposition HHH Program Regulations require projects to be financially structured using tax-exempt bonds and 4% tax credits.  Projects proposing a financing structure utilizing the 9% tax credit scenario would first need to apply to the HCIDLA Managed Pipeline and be accepted pursuant to the Pipeline Regulations.  The Proposition HHH Regulations also allow "alternative financing structures" to be submitted and proposals reviewed and analyzed on a project-by-project basis. Since the passage of Proposition HHH, various ideas for SH housing have been informally proposed, e.g., hotel/motel conversion, housing built from shipping containers, and tiny/micro home units.  HCIDLA acknowledges the need to encourage innovative ideas and therefore will allow the submittal of non-traditional financing models of housing.  However, HCIDLA will still continue to require the City's established policies for affordable housing construction, including wage compliance, relocation, environmental review, fair housing and federal accessibility requirements. 

December 15, 2017

Deadline and Alternate Contact for Supportive Services Letter (Section 2.12.5)

Prop HHH applicants who plan to obtain a commitment letter for supportive services (funded by Measure H) from LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) should also contact Christin Doyle, at cdoyle@dhs.lacounty.gov for letter requests.  The main contact, Leepi Shimkhada, is expected to be unavailable. DHS needs to receive requests for support letters no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on December 21, 2017.

Call for Projects FAQs and HCIDLA Responses

HCIDLA has posted responses to the CFP frequently asked questions on the HHH website Library.  The list will be updated periodically.

December 13, 2017

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program 

2017 Call for Projects

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce the release of its Prop HHH SHLP Regulations and open the 2017 Call for Projects effective December 13, 2017.

To view the 2017 Prop HHH SHLP Regulations or the Motion approved by the City Council and Mayor on 12-12-2017, please visit the HCIDLA Library.  Applicants may access HCIDLA's online application at http://hcidapp.lacity.org/NOFA and submit the required electronic application no later than December 22, 2017 by 11:59 PM (PDT).  Applications received after this date and time, at the discretion of HCIDLA, may be rejected without further consideration.

December 5, 2017

Prop HHH SHLP Template Release

HCIDLA is providing a template of the "Council Office Letter of Acknowledgement," given the short 2017 HHH NoFA application window. To view, please visit our library.

November 30, 2017

Information on Upcoming Prop HHH Call For Projects (CFP)

On November 3, 2017, the Mayor released the HCIDLA report requesting authorization to approve and release the Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan Program Regulations and open the 2017 Call for Projects. The item is currently pending review and approval by the Homeless and Poverty Committee and City Council. A draft of the revised Regulations is now available to allow our stakeholders more time to prepare for the December 22 CFP submission deadline. However, respondents should note that the draft Regulations are pending final review and approval by the City Council and Mayor. HCIDLA will announce the availability of the final Council-approved version in early December 2017. The Prop HHH Loan Program will have additional recurring CFPs in February, July, and October as scheduled.

HHH Welcomes Innovation

The Proposition HHH Program Regulations require projects to be financially structured using tax-exempt bonds and 4% tax credits.  Projects proposing a financing structure utilizing the 9% tax credit scenario would first need to apply to the HCIDLA Managed Pipeline and be accepted pursuant to the Pipeline Regulations.  The Proposition HHH Regulations also allow "alternative financing structures" to be submitted and proposals reviewed and analyzed on a project-by-project basis. Since the passage of Proposition HHH, various ideas for SH housing have been informally proposed, e.g., hotel/motel conversion, housing built from shipping containers, and tiny/micro home units.  HCIDLA acknowledges the need to encourage innovative ideas and therefore will allow the submittal of non-traditional financing models of housing.  However, HCIDLA will still continue to require the City's established policies for affordable housing construction, including wage compliance, relocation, environmental review, fair housing and federal accessibility requirements. 

October 31, 2017

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program

 Regulations, Policies, and Procedures

Public Comments and HCIDLA Responses

To All Interested Parties,

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) has released its responses to public comments to the proposed changes to the 2017 Proposition HHH Loan Program Regulations.

Please visit the Library to view the list of comments and HCIDLA's responses.

All questions related to the Prop HHH Regulations can be sent to hcidla.hhh.cfp@lacity.org.

September 14, 2017

Proposition HHH SH Loan Program

2017 Call for Projects

Stakeholders Powerpoint Presentation

In preparation for the 2017 Call for Projects, HCIDLA hosted a Stakeholders Meeting on September 14, 2017 to discuss the proposed Regulations and receive public comment.  Public comments were due to HCIDLA by September 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM. To view the Powerpoint Presentation, please visit the library.