Notice of Funding Availability
The City of Cincinnati’s Community Development Department is committed to streamlining the development process. From federal and city funding to multifamily and commercial development tax abatements, our city offers a variety of programs to promote the continued development of the Queen City’s skyline.

Notice Of Funding Availability

The NOFA is the primary procurement process for accessing City funding for housing development projects. City assistance to NOFA projects will be gap financing. The amount of financial assistance allocated will be limited by the availability of HUD and Capital funding.


The City of Cincinnati's NOFA process provides a stimulus for housing development. The City seeks exceptional homeownership and rental projects that make positive and visible impacts in our neighborhoods. The NOFA is designed to produce housing products that help achieve PLAN Cincinnati's goal of providing a full spectrum of quality housing options for individuals across income groups and all stages of life.


The NOFA will include the CoreFour pilot program. The CoreFour program will strategically align City funds with ongoing neighborhood development plans and efforts from public and private partners. Projects located in CoreFour neighborhoods will receive scoring preference in the NOFA process.

This proactive eight-neighborhood targeted development program will rotate among four neighborhoods semi-annually. This program will spur transformative development, create long-term livability benefits, and optimize economic activity by focusing and leveraging resources to revitalize City neighborhoods.

2016 NOFA 2017 NOFA
Evanston Northside
Avondale Madisonville
West Price Hill College Hill
Walnut Hills Westwood