Accelerating Housing Production

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Technical assistance on accelerating housing production is made available through the Senate Bill 2 Planning Grants Program. In 2017, the Legislature passed SB 2, which established a permanent source of funding intended to increase the affordable housing stock in California. The first year of SB 2 was spilt between planning grants and homelessness programs. Five percent of SB 2 directs HCD, in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), to develop a technical assistance program to assist localities in planning efforts that accelerate housing production and streamline the approvals of housing.

The ”Housing Planning Hub” page provides more details on the technical assistance program, and resources including tools and services to help local governments accelerate and streamline housing production.

Learn more about the SB 2 Planning Grants program.

information icon Purpose

The goals of the technical assistance program provided through HCD, OPR, and PlaceWorks consulting team are to:

information icon Housing Planning Hub Site

The Housing Planning Hub Site is a repository of statewide and regional toolkits, factsheets, and guidance on a variety of housing policy areas with a specific focus on priority policy areas. HCD will continually update the resource center as new tools become available.

Use this link to access the resources center:
Housing Planning Hub Site

bookmark icon Priority Policy Areas

In consultation with stakeholders, developers, planners, local governments, and academics, HCD has developed six policy areas that are evidenced-based practices to streamlining housing approvals, accelerating housing production, and becoming more housing friendly. HCD technical assistance teams will make toolkits and resources available to help local governments implement these strategies.

information icon Prohousing Designation Program

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65589.9, The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) intends to submit emergency regulations for the Prohousing Designation Program to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). See the following documents for information on the regulations. Please send any questions to

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HCD in coordination with OPR is working with a team of consultants led by PlaceWorks, Inc, to provide technical assistance on both a regional and statewide level with an emphasis on the priority policy areas.

Pleae contact your TA team to receive technical assistance.

The program components include:

Ongoing regionally tailored technical assistance includes a menu of services and tools that are available to all local governments and can be customized to serve the unique needs of the different regions throughout the state. Tools and resources include:

award icon Planning Grants and Local Housing Strategies Map

The Planning Grants and Local Housing Strategies Map will keep you up to date on :

  • Cities’ and counties’ local planning practices and solutions for accelerating housing production
  • Where HCD’s technical assistance (TA) teams are conducting outreach and providing TA
  • Which cities/counties have submitted planning grant applications
  • Which jurisdictions are eligible for planning grants

The goals of the map:

  • Promoting transparency in planning grant funding and distribution
  • Illustrates HCD’s commitment to geographic equity and access.
  • Creates a peer-learning environment by sharing jurisdictions’ implementation efforts on accelerating housing production throughout the state.
The goals of the map.



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Your TA regional liaison, HCD, and OPR can answer any questions and help you with eligibility, draft grant applications, implementing the priority policy areas and more!

Contact your SB 2 TA Team Today!

California Department of Housing and Community Development
Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Helen Campbell:
Natalie Kuffel:

TA Regional Liaisons

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North State
Mark Teague:
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Greater Sacramento Region
Jennifer Gastelum:
Heidi Gen Kuong:
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San Francisco Bay Area
Joanna Jansen:
Charlie Knox:
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Monterey Bay Region
Charlie Knox:
Amy Sinsheimer:
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Sierra Nevada Region
Adam Lewandowski:
Charlie Knox:
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San Joaquin Valley
Sara Allinder:
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Central Coast Region
Amy Sinsheimer:
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Los Angeles County Region
Jonathan Nettler:
Colin Drukker:
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Orange County
Colin Drukker:
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Inland Empire / Imperial County
Mark Hoffman:
Colin Drukker:
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San Diego
Matt Gelbman: