Sen. Patricia Bates Announces State Funding to Help Low Income Californians with Homeownership

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded $6 million to organizations in Orange and San Diego counties to help Californians with low incomes become or remain homeowners.

“The economic disaster caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the dream of homeownership for many Californians,” said Senator Bates, a member of the Senate Housing Committee. “I thank the California Department of Housing and Community Development for allocating resources to Orange and San Diego counties to help more people afford their own homes. While there is more work to be done, I appreciate the Department’s efforts to help as many people as possible.”

The Affordable Community Living Corporation in Orange County received $5 million to help fund an owner-occupied rehabilitation program. San Diego Habitat of Humanity received $1 million to fund homeownership development.

Funding for the grants comes from the CalHome Program, which helps local public agencies and nonprofit developers to assist individual first-time homebuyers through deferred-payment loans for downpayment assistance, home rehabilitation, acquisition and rehabilitation, homebuyer counseling, self-help mortgage assistance, or technical assistance for self-help homeownership.