Smart Growth

  • Overview

    Smart Growth ensures the preservation and creation of affordable housing, access to jobs, and manages neighborhood change created by the transit system expansion by funding nonprofit community organizations. This includes policies that incentivize and facilitate equitable transit-oriented development throughout LA County.

    Francisco Covarrubias
    Program Associate, Housing and Economic Opportunity
    213-452-6257
    fcovarrubias [@] calfund [.] org

  • Strategies & Outcomes
    • Support grassroots community organizing groups working with neighborhood leaders on project and area plans that include affordable housing and employment opportunities near transit to achieve grassroots efforts to influence public policy and development and preserve and increase the supply of safe, affordable housing around transit stops in Los Angeles.
    • Support network-building activities and collaboration between health, transit, employment, environmental and housing groups throughout Los Angeles County to develop a functional network, further align the activities of the organizations and individuals involved and establish a vision and a set of shared goals working toward healthy, affordable communities for all residents.
    • Support research and data analysis to guide equitable development policies, and coordination and sharing of information resources to encourage development standards around transit stops, preservation and production of affordable housing, access to jobs and healthy outcomes.
    • Support experienced and high-volume nonprofit developers engaged in preservation and production of affordable housing near transit to increase the supply of safe, affordable housing units around transit stops in Los Angeles for low-income residents.
  • Eligibility

    General eligibility requirements.

    More likely to be competitive:

    • A grassroots community-organizing group working with neighborhood leaders on affordable housing and employment opportunities near transit.
    • An experienced nonprofit developer building and preserving affordable housing near transit centers.

    Less likely to be competitive:

    • A grassroots community organizing group working on foreclosure prevention.
    • A nonprofit developer building affordable single-family or multi-family units more than ½ mile away from transit centers.
  • FAQs

    Q: Are organizations that rehabilitate single-family home projects near TOD sites throughout Los Angeles County able to apply?

    A: No. We only support experienced, high-volume, nonprofit developers engaged in preservation and production of affordable housing near transit.

    Q: How do I apply for a Program Related Investment (PRI) loan from CCF?

    A: Review information about the PRI on CCF’s Program-Related Investments page.

  • To Apply

    Thank you for your interest. The RFP for 2017 Smart Growth grants will be available in February. For more information or to be added to our distribution list, please contact:

    Francisco Covarrubias
    Program Associate, Housing and Economic Opportunity
    213-452-627
    fcovarrubias [@] calfund [.] org

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