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Application for Affordable Housing Fund and CDBG Funding

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Apply for Affordable Housing Fund and CDBG Funding

The City is accepting applications for the following type of projects:

  1. Affordable Housing Projects. Projects include the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of affordable units.
  2. Community Investment Projects. Projects include the physical improvements to non-residential buildings owned and operated by non-profit organizations, or the provision of eligible services to low and moderate income people by non-profit organizations, dealing with issues such as economic development, ADA modifications to common areas of residential buildings, playground equipment, child care, fair housing or housing counseling.

If you have questions about the applicable category for your project, please contact Molly McElroy at 303-774-4648.

Applicants must complete by Monday, May 13, 2019:

Application Overview

The City of Longmont provides financial assistance for affordable housing and community development projects through its locally funded Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) programs to purse the city’s goal of providing 12% of residences as permanently affordable.

Funding is open to affordable housing projects located within the City of Longmont. Projects may include new construction of affordable housing, the acquisition of land for the construction of affordable rental or for-sale housing, rehabilitation of existing housing, or the conversion of market rate housing to affordable housing through property acquisition.

Applicants should review the following documents prior to completing the application:

  • Funding Policies and Procedures: This document provides detailed information on the city’s funding goals and guiding documents, eligible activities and projects for each funding source, applying for funding and award timelines, and the application evaluation criteria.
  • Minimum Property and Rehab Standards: This document is for rehabilitation and new construction projects.
  • Funding Timeline: This is the estimated timeline of the review process for available funding sources, including review board meetings, applicant presentation, Council deliberations, and award of funds.

Proposals will be evaluated on the fulfillment of community goals, ability of applicant to complete the project in a timely fashion, and completeness of the information provided in the application package.

The city reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities and irregularities in proposals, and to accept any portion of a proposal if deemed in the best interest of the city.

Income Targeting and Affordability Requirements

View the current maximum income limits, rent limits, and for-sale purchase prices for housing projects

Funding Decisions

The Affordable Housing Technical Review Group (TRG) reviews all housing applications. Applicants will make a presentation to the TRG, after which the group will make a funding recommendation, including loan/grant terms, to the Longmont Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB). The HHSAB considers all funding applications and recommendations from the TRG and makes recommendations to City Council, which makes all funding decisions.

Federal Requirements

State and/or federal requirements may apply to a project funded by the city. Non-compliance with these requirements may result in funding denial or repayment of award by funding recipients. Please check with city staff to determine your federal requirement responsibilities prior to preparing your application. Information on the regulations is available on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website at www.hud.gov.

  • Accessibility
  • Fair Housing – May apply if a project serves owners or tenants
    • Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Title VIII)
    • HUD Office of Fair Housing
    • Fair Housing Act (Section 800)
  • Fair Market Rents – May apply to rental projects
    • HUD Data Sets for Fair Market Rents (www.huduser.org search for "fair market rent")
  • Historic Preservation – May apply to projects rehabilitating properties over 50 years old.
    • National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106)
  • Property Standards – May apply to new construction or rehabilitation
    • Housing Quality Standards (24 CFR Part 92.209(i))
  • Site Reviews – Applies to all rental housing projects
    • On Site Inspections: (24 CFS Part 92.504)
  • Environmental Review 
    • An Environmental Review must be completed by the City prior to the initiation of any project/program. No organization will be reimbursed for project/program costs done prior to the notification of environmental clearance from the City.

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