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What's New

Housing Open Data Tools

  • AFFH Data Viewer - Interactive mapping tool to help jurisdications meet their Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) housing element requirements.
  • Housing Open Data Tools page – One-stop shop of interactive maps, graphics and tools to learn about and track the progress of planning and construction of safe, affordable homes for all Californians.
  • Annual Progress Report Dashboard – Explore interactive data on a jurisdiction’s progress toward their housing goals.
  • Housing Planning Hub – A repository of local, regional, and statewide checklists, model ordinance, fact sheets, zoning templates and more to help streaming housing approvals, accelerate housing production, and create more prohousing communities.

Now Accepting Public Comments

  • 2022 Multifamily Housing Program Draft Guidelines for AB 434 Implementation – Use the Public Comment Form to submit feedback by August 6. Register for regional workshops now. Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) (ca.gov)
  • Housing element public comments - Written comments should be provided within the first 30 days of the review and can be provided directly to the assigned HCD Analyst or emailed to HousingElements@hcd.ca.gov.
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Energy (PEME) 45-Day Public Comment Period
    May 28, 2021 – July 12, 2021

    Public comments on the proposed building standards for the 2022 California Electrical Code, California Mechanical Code, and the California Plumbing Code, will be accepted during a 45-day public comment period.
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Housing Element Compliance

Funding Available

View Notice of Funding Availability Calendar (PDF) — Last updated: May 26, 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.
  • Infill Infrastructure Grant program - Applications are due July 12, 2021. Learn more.
  • Permanent Local Housing Allocation program — Applications will be accepted May 6, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Learn more.
  • Local Housing Trust Fund program — Applications will be accepted beginning July 19, 2021 through August 3, 2021. Learn more.
  • Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program — Applications are due July 15, 2021. 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.
  • 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

  • Prohousing Designation Program – Find important information and how to apply to receive incentives in the scoring of competitive housing, community development and infrastructure programs
  • Mobilehome Park Inspection Maintenance Video - Understand mobilehome park health and safety laws and prepare for an inspection. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Homekey Report: A Journey Home - Homekey has played a pivotal role in the state’s response to COVID-19. The purpose of the Homekey program was to provide grant funding to eligible applicants and facilitate a partnership between the state and local governments to quickly acquire, rehabilitate or master lease a variety of housing types to assist one of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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)

INSIGHTS
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

Crystal's success story

HCD’s programs change lives. Meet Nicolette, whose home was made possible through funding from our Multifamily Housing Program and with Mercy Housing California.

Nicolette says she moved a lot as a child and knows first-hand the impact moving around can have on kids. With concern in her eyes she says her son, at the age of six, has lived in seven different places. When a college classmate of Nicolette directed her toward Mercy Housing for help, she was surprised to learn that she and her children would be getting a permanent home and so much more.

“They really are creating a community here. It’s not just an apartment complex. It’s not just somewhere we rent from. they really want to give people that feeling of belonging and community and acceptance, and, you know, it’s really a beautiful thing…especially when you haven’t always had that.”

Nicole and her two children have lived in their home for four and a half years now and is happy to report her children are thriving.

View Nicolette's video

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