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Now Accepting Public Comments

  • Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program – Round 6 Draft Guideline Amendments. – Public comment due: April 15, 2021. Learn more .

Housing Element Compliance

  • Residential Impact Fees in California (PDF) — AB 879 (Grayson, Chapter 374, Statutes of 2017) required HCD to commission a study about the reasonableness of local impact fees charged to new housing developments. HCD contracted with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation to prepare the study. The Terner Center is solely responsible for the content of this report.
  • Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process (SB35) Statewide Determination Summary (PDF) — Updated June 25, 2019 — Summary of jurisdictions that are not currently subject to the streamlined ministerial approval process (SB 35 streamlining) and jurisdictions that are subject to SB 35 streamlining for developments with at least 10 or 50 percent affordability.
  • 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 .

Funding Available

View Notice of Funding Availability Calendar (PDF) — Last updated: March 1, 2021

View snapshot of current program fund balances and estimated outstanding pipeline of HCD-funded projects seeking tax credits and bond allocations on our Grants and Funding page.

  • CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program — for Local Governments and Tribes. Learn more.
  • Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program — Applications will be accepted over-the-counter beginning April 6, 2021 through July 6, 2021Learn more.
  • Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program — Round 6. Applications due June 8, 2021Learn more.
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability. Community Development Activities - April 30, 2021. Economic Development Activities - May 31, 2021Learn more .
  • Project-Based Rental Assistance Round 2 Notice of Funding Availability — Applications are accepted on an over-the-counter first come first serve basis. Learn more .
  • Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CARES Act) Round 2 and 3 (CDBG-CV) Notice of Funding Availability. Application due dates are based on the funding activity. Learn more

View additional grants available in the California Grants Portal .

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

  • New! HCD’s No Place Like Home Program 2019-20 Annual Report (PDF) — Highlights the accomplishments of HCD’s No Place Like Home program through the 2019-20 fiscal year.
  • New! List of potential state and other grants and financial incentives for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). HCD has developed a list of existing state grants and financial incentives for operating, administrative, and other expenses in connection with the planning, construction, and operation of an accessory dwelling unit with affordable rent, for very low, low-, and moderate-income households which is available at the HCD ADU webpage. (AB 671) CA Health & Safety Code § 50504.5 (2019).
  • HCD's 2019-20 Annual Report (PDF) — Highlights HCD’s accomplishments during fiscal year 2019-20 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
  • Public Lands for Affordable Housing — New law takes effect January 1, 2020 to connect developers who are interested in building more affordable homes to local, publicly owned land that is both available and suitable for housing development. Learn more.
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook (PDF) — The new ADU Handbook, dated December 2020 is now available. The updated Handbook reflects minor revisions to ADU statute as a result the recently approved AB 3182, effective January 1, 2021. For additional information regarding ADUs, please send your request to:

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

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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.


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