Community Development

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. 

Resource Materials

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.

Programs include: