Important Information for those on the waitlist

Please review the details on this page so that you can understand what you should be doing to ensure that you have the best possibility to ensure if you become an awardee of the CALHFA ADU Grant program you have done things that you should be doing to ensure that HPP CARES can process your request and transition you seamlessly into our program without any issues.

Check here to see if you are the waitlist. If you are unsure — please use the email that you used to submit your application on TDB by CALHFA.

If you appear on the waitlist, please note we have a complete application. The application is complete in that if funding is provided in the near future, we would simply process your application and assign a grant reservation and issue an award letter.

If your name does not appear that means we don’t have a complete application and we suggest that you sign up to receive a notification as to when we will be opening the portal if and only if there is additional funding offered by CALHFA. HOME PRESERVATION and PREVENTION INC DBA HPP CARES

Now for those on the waitlist — if you intend on paying cash and will not be pursing any loans like a 2nd or HELOC home equity line of credit loan. Please be advised that we cannot reimburse you directly a refund for predevelopment expense paid out of pocket. Therefore, you will need to determine if you want to wait or if you want to proceed. Please note that some people work out where there contractor pays some of these items upfront. If CALHFA refunds the program, you could then have your contractor invoice for the predevelopment expenses and you would be able to use the grant program as how it was intended.

For those of you obtaining or have obtained financing like a 2nd mortgage or HELOC, pay your project and all predevelopment expense as they are presented. We will reimburse the project grant funds by paying down the principle of the loan.

In either scenario, if you are submitting for the grant, the project can not be completed prior to being advised that you are an awardee.

Hopefully in the coming weeks we have favorable news regarding the grant.

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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.