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
  • Researchers/academics
  • Advocacy groups
  • Community members
  • Media

 

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • View where HCD's technical assistance teams are conducting outreach and suport.
  • See which cities/counties have submitted planning grant applications.
  • Join our peer-learning environment by connecting with other jurisdictions implementing similar efforts across the state.
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  • Learn everything about location, size, local agency involved, and deadline to make an offer.

 

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  • Use the map to target investments and policies aimed at increasing access to opportunity, particularly for families with children.

 

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  • 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.
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  • View planning periods, annual progress report compliance, and progress by income level for each jurisdiction.

Note: HCD updates this map after reviewing progress made halfway through and again at the end of a jurisdiction's planning period.

 

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  • 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.
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  • View electronically submitted housing elements (housing plans) and filter by city or county, document type, and cycle.
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