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What's New

Now Accepting Public Comments

  • Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) — Draft Guidelines — Public comment period ends: June 5, 2019. Learn more.
  • No Place Like Home (NPLH) — Draft Guideline Amendments — Public comment period ends: June 5, 2019. Learn more.
  • Draft 2019-20 Annual Action Plan — Public comment period ends: June 26, 2019. Learn more.
  • Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) — Draft Guidelines — Public comment period ends: June 29, 2019. Learn more.
  • CalHome — Draft Guidelines — Public comment period ends: July 9, 2019. Learn more.

Funding Available

(Please note: HCD does not offer funding directly to individuals)

  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) — Applications due: May 30, 2019. Learn more.
  • California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) — Applications due: June 28, 2019. Learn more.
  • Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) — Applications due: August 13, 2019. Learn more.
  • CalHome Program Disaster Assistance, Round 2 — Applications due: September 3, 2019. Learn more.
  • Planning Grants (SB 2, 2017) — Applications due: November 30, 2019. Learn more.
  • View Notice of Funding Availability Calendar (PDF) — Last updated: 03/11/2019

Housing Element Compliance

  • Interactive map — Shows which cities and counties in California are on pace to meet their housing needs (and which are subject to California's new "Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process"). View map .

Ongoing Technical Assistance

  • Technical assistance to address homelessness — HCD is now offering more than 13,000 hours of assistance, at no cost, to counties and Continuums of Care. What’s available? How do I access the assistance? Learn more.

Other Updates

For Mobilehome Owners

Renew My Registration Mobilehome Assistance Center Mobilehome Fee & Tax Waiver Buy, Sell, or Transfer

HCD helps to provide stable, safe homes affordable to veterans, seniors, young families, farm workers, people with disabilities, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Warehouse Artist Lofts

Infill infrastructure Grant Program

La Mission

Multifamily Housing Program

1st and Rosemary

Family and Senior Apartments

Armstrong Place

Affordable Senior Living in San Francisco

Metro at Chinatown

Senior Lofts in Los Angeles

1st and Rosemary

Family and Senior Apartments

Event Calendar

Success Stories

John's Success Story

The Sacramento Senior Safe House serves as a comfortable and healing atmosphere for abused and neglected seniors. HCD’s funding helped build this safe haven for seniors who are recovering from real-life nightmares.

John is one of those seniors. He was hospitalized after being beaten so badly that he lost his sight in one eye.
Before Sacramento Senior Safe House was created, John and other abused seniors like him would have been placed in less-than- ideal temporary quarters like motels or hospitals, and may have continued to be dependent on those who had abused them.

 “Everything got a lot better when I came here. I didn’t have to worry anymore,” says John. After their physical wounds have healed, vulnerable seniors are able to mend psychologically in the loving refuge of Sacramento Senior Safe House, funded in part by HCD.

View John's video

See more success stories.