Housing Open Data Tools
HCD’s Housing Open Data Tools is your one-stop shop to learn about and track the progress of planning and construction of safe, affordable homes for all Californians.
Featuring interactive maps and graphics, the tools on this page are designed for:
- Affordable housing developers
- Local governments
- Advocacy groups
- Community members
- Quickly see which cities and counties have HCD-certified housing elements (housing plans) and if they have submitted their annual progress reports.
- View housing applications, building permits, and construction activity by locality, structure type, and affordability.
- Learn which financial assistance programs funded housing and where.
- Accelerate the production of housing by facilitating planning decisions and clarifying where existing streamlining options under CEQA may apply.
- Filter parcels based on whether they are in an urbanized area, and/or within a certain distance to transit, or covered by a specific plan.
- Add mapping layers from environmentally sensitive areas to avoid certain parcels, such as those located in wetlands, natural hazard zones, or flood plains.
- View sites prioritized by the state Department of General Services and HCD suitable for sustainable, innovative, cost-effective affordable housing.
- Add mapping layers such as housing needs; opportunity zones; disadvantaged communities; and proximity to education, jobs, and transit.
- Along with the map, use this tool to find the full lists of 445 cities and 141 Census Designated Places in 22 counties that SB 330 affects, and the data sources for these lists.
- View resources are organized by priority policy areas, including rezoning to permit by right, objective design standards, accessory dwelling units, and other innovative production strategies.