Plans and Reports

HCD issues both federally and state-mandated plans and reports as well as other educational plans and reports designed to educate elected officials (including state legislators) and the general public. (You can view older plans and reports on the Plans & Reports Archive page.)

Statewide Housing Assessment

Home is the foundation for life. It’s where we raise families, feel safe and secure, rest and recharge. Our options for where we live have far-reaching impacts in our lives – from our job opportunities to our physical and mental health, from our children's success in school to our environmental footprint.

California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities - Public Draft, provides in depth research into California’s far reaching housing challenges:

  • Production averaged less than 80,000 new homes annually over the last 10 years, and ongoing production continues to fall far below the projected need of 180,000 additional homes annually.
  • Lack of supply and rising costs are compounding growing inequality for younger Californians. 
  • One-third of renters pay more than 50% of income toward rent.
  • Homeownership rates are at their lowest in California since the 1940s.
  • California accounts for a disproportionate 22% of the nation’s homeless population.
  • Continued sprawl will decrease affordability and quality of life while increasing combined housing and transportation costs on families.

In addition to analyzing housing needs and condition, California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities presents preliminary recommendations to address California’s housing challenges through a ten-year forward looking policy framework.

Draft Plan

Appendices

Stakeholder Engagement 
HCD is currently engaged in a robust stakeholder process to discuss and receive feedback on the Assessment, as well as its preliminary recommendations. 

Public Comment Period through March 4, 2017
Please email comments or questions to sha@hcd.ca.gov.

Date and Location Address  
Webinar
January 13th
2:00pm-4:00pm
Online

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Recording of Webinar (YouTube)

San Diego
January 23rd
1:00-4:30pm
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114

Link to RSVP

Fresno
January 30th
1:00pm-4:30pm
Central Valley Community Foundation
5260 N. Palm Ave. Suite 122
Fresno, CA 93704

Link to RSVP

Los Angeles
February 3rd
1:00pm-4:30pm
Southern California Association of Governments
818 West Seventh Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Link to RSVP

Sacramento
February 6th
1:00pm-4:30pm
HCD Headquarters
2020 W. El Camino, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95833

Link to RSVP

Oakland
February 17th

1:00pm-4:30pm

Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street
Room 2
Oakland, CA 94612

Link to RSVP

Redding
February 24th
1:00pm-4:30pm
Redding Public Library 
Community Room
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001

Link to RSVP

Final Plan

The final Statewide Housing Assessment is expected to be complete by summer 2017.

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Related Resources

HCD’s Annual Report

HCD's 2015-16 Annual Report highlights recent HCD accomplishments related to:

  • State housing-funding programs created and administered by HCD.
  • Federal housing programs administered by HCD.
  • Manufactured and mobilehomes.
  • State housing law and building codes.
  • Housing planning and community development.

HCD's 2015-16 Annual Report also includes:

  • Photos and brief descriptions of affordable homes made possible by HCD.
  • Stories from Californians whose lives have improved by HCD's programs.

HCD’s Annual CALGreen Report

California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) the nation's first state-mandated green-building code — has been in effect since January 1, 2011. CALGreen was created to improve public health, safety, and general welfare through enhanced design and construction of buildings using concepts that reduce negative impacts and promote principles that have a positive environmental impact and encourage sustainable construction practices.

CALGreen was created to address the five divisions of building construction:

  • Planning and design.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Water efficiency and conservation.
  • Material conservation and resource efficiency.
  • Environmental quality.

View the 2016 CALGreen Annual Report (PDF) to the California Legislature.

Learn more about CALGreen.

 Consolidated and Annual Plans

  • California Consolidated Plan (2015-2020)
  • State of California Annual Plan (2016-2017)
  • California Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (2014-2015)
    • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

California Consolidated Plan (2015-2020)

California’s Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that examines the housing and community development needs of Californians and their communities and lays out how federal funds will be used to address these needs and improve the quality of life for Californians trying to make ends meet on modest to moderate incomes.

The Consolidated Plan, which is updated annually and submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), enables the State of California to administer funds from federal housing programs. The programs covered by the plan include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs (which are administered by HCD); the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program (which is administered by the California Department of Public Health); and the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program (which is administered by the California Department of Community Services and Development). The Consolidated Plan is applicable to jurisdictions that do not receive funding directly from HUD (aka “non-entitlement jurisdictions”) and are eligible to compete for these funds as administered by the state.

Amendments to 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan

State of California Annual Plan (2016-2017)

Required by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Annual Plan is part of California’s Consolidated Plan (below). The 2016-2017 Annual Plan lays out how California will administer approximately $87 million in new federal funds to improve the lives of Californians through the following programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Home Investment Partnerships
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
  • Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control programs

The 2016-17 Annual Plan is the second of five Annual Plan updates to California’s 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan (above).
For the first time ever, in 2016-2017 California will receive funding from the recently funded National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), which will be administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Three documents — the National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan as well as “Substantial Amendments” to California’s Annual Plan and Consolidated Plan — lay out how California will administer approximately $10 million in new federal funds for 2016-2017.

California Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (2014-2015)

Submitted annually to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) details California’s outcomes for the following federally funded programs administered by the state: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA), and Lead Based Paint Hazard Control (LHCP).

California’s Plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

HCD, as a recipient of federal Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds, must certify that it is affirmatively furthering fairness and equal opportunity in housing for individuals and groups protected by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.

HCD must meet this obligation by performing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) as part of its consolidated planning process for housing and community development programs under the Code of Federal Regulations 24 Part 91. The AI is the state’s plan to affirmatively further fair housing and is used to identify barriers to fair housing and develop and implement strategies and actions to overcome these impediments.

The AI broadly analyzes actions and conditions that may restrict housing choice for people protected under State and federal fair housing laws. The AI not only identifies impediments to fair housing choice, but also makes recommendations to overcome the impediments and serves as the basis for fair housing planning, providing essential information to staff, policy makers, housing providers, lenders, and fair housing advocates, and garnering community support for fair housing efforts.
The AI presents a demographic profile for the state, regions, and counties, assessing the extent of housing needs among specific income groups and evaluating the availability of a range of housing choices for residents. The AI analyzes the conditions in the private market and public sector that may limit the range of housing choices or impede a person’s access to housing.

Extensive analysis is conducted on the implementation of the state-administered CDBG and HOME programs to analyze the allocation and distribution of CDBG and HOME program-funded housing activities.