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Want to know whether you are an awardee? Enter your email below to check on your application’s status.

What is the strategy I should use so if I become an Awardee, I will be able to reap the Grant Reimbursement Process?

It would have been nice to have been able to award all the applications that were available at 7am on October 29, 2022. Unfortunately, there was not enough funding available to accommodate everyone. I would like to inform you that there has already been set aside an additional $50 million in funding, but legislators do not want to refund the program. It would be helpful if they would reconsider and apply the grant funds to the ADU Grant Program. The waiting list is in position to receive a reserved 40k CALHFA ADU grant if that is the case. Let’s see if we can obtain additional funding to support your ADU projects by contacting your legislators.

You can verify your waitlist status by entering the email address you used to submit your application.

Be sure to check all of your email addresses before sending an email or calling the office. It has been surprising how many people have remarkably different names and over ten different email addresses.

Please sign up to receive a notification if you miss the opportunity. This will enable us to can alert you if and when we have favorable news of other grant funding opportunities for your ADU.

HPP Cares would love to give everyone a CALHFA ADU Grant for their ADU project, but we are unable to do so due to the lack of funding.

We understand and are also disappointed about the lack of funding, so please voice your frustrations to the legislators.

How Reimbursement works

The first questions we ask are: How are you funding your project and is there an existing mortgage on the property?

Using Cash

If you don’t have a mortgage and are paying cash, it is recommended that you put the full cost of the project in the managed escrow account and use it as intended. You will present the invoices for the predevelopment costs and hard costs to the ADU builder as they are received. HPP CARES cannot reimburse you directly for any items you pay out of pocket.

The cash paying ADUer awardees may get a mortgage, second mortgage, or a HELOC after the fact — this is fine if they wish to realize the predevelopment grant.


If you have a existing mortgage, 2nd, HELOC or obtaining anew mortgage, 2nd HELOC and are paying cash, our team can help you realize your grant proceeds by paying down the principle of the mortgage on the property or the loan associated with funding your ADU project if you wish to coverall predevelopment expenses upfront.

If you are on the waitlist and wondering what to do, you should follow the above information to determine how you will set up your project. Then if you become an awardee, you can comply with reimbursement procedures.

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As a social enterprise, HPP CARES CDE has achieved significant and wide-ranging accomplishments in recent years. Working under the National Coalition for Equities' (NCFE) umbrella, our focus has been on advocating for a strong community voice among federal and state regulators and major private sector corporations. We've dedicated ourselves to addressing public policy issues, particularly those related to wealth and income inequality impacting affordable homeownership and small business growth.

Through collaborative efforts with NCFE, HPP CARES CDE has expanded outreach initiatives, leading to increased corporate social responsibility and consumer protection awareness. Our endeavors have enabled us to engage with a broader audience, forge partnerships with numerous companies, and engage with regulators, all with the goal of supporting deserving individuals in achieving sustainable homeownership, fostering successful small businesses, protecting consumers, and empowering California communities.

At HPP CARES CDE, we are committed to championing opportunities for people of color to become integral partners in our mission to reduce income and wealth inequality, thereby contributing to the creation of stronger futures for all minority groups.