Community development activities support infrastructure development, economic and workforce development projects, housing development and rehabilitation, and public services.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) plays a key role in community development in a variety of ways.
Technical Assistance and Outreach
HCD provides technical assistance and outreach to local communities and stakeholders, with a focus on transforming local communities, bringing partners and resources together, and leveraging and building community assets.
HCD's maintains a comprehensive list of websites and publications addressing a variety of issues related to community development and community acceptance of new development.
HCD administers a number of both federal and state programs that fund and support community development, including funding for infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities, community centers, transportation improvements, active transportation, and parks.
- Community Development Block Grant Program (federal program)
- Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (state program)
- Housing Related Parks Program (state program)