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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

  • 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
  • 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.
    More Information

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.
  • 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

  • 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)

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

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