About the Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP) lottery

See details about how we process applications.

The application period for the 2023 DALP has now closed.

Depending on your lottery rank, it may take several months to a year before MOHCD contacts you. 

Processing applications

We will process and approve applications in lottery rank order, by the following:

  1. SFUSD Educators (from Educators-DALP funding pool)
  2. First Responders (from FRDALP funding pool)
  3. General

No lottery preferences are used in the DALP lottery. Read more about how the housing lottery works.

About DALP funding

Each household can only reserve funds under one program (General, First Responders, or Educators) if selected.

First responders or SFUSD educators can still be considered for funding under the General DALP list if they are not selected under FRDALP or Educators-DALP. You must meet the income and first-time homebuyer requirements of the funding source you use.

Last updated March 29, 2024