HCD issues educational plans and reports, in addition to those that are federally and state-mandated, to educate publicall Californians on housing policy topics and to promote a more affordable and equitable housing landscape throughout the state.

The Statewide Housing Plan lays out a vision to ensure every Californian has a safe, stable, and affordable home.

The plan describes why we need to act now to address the state’s housing affordability crisis, what we know about California’s housing crisis, including how we got here and growing challenges, what the housing needs in California are, what our state and local governments are currently doing to address the problem, where we are going in the future, and how we will track our progress.

The State of California is leveraging our digital tools to produce a dynamic, “living” plan with interactive features that will be updated as new data and research become available to track our shared progress toward our housing goals.

On the Statewide Housing Plan Landing Page, you'll find:

  • Statewide Housing Plan
  • 10-Year Housing Data Strategy
  • HCD 2020-21 Annual Report
  • Data Dashboard
  • PDF version of the plan
  • Additional data resources

View the Statewide Housing plan

This plan is an update to the Statewide Housing Assessment 2025.

HCD's 2020-21 Annual Report (PDF) reflects back on the fiscal year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021, highlighting the accomplishments of HCD's dedicated, mission-driven team, and the progress and improvements that raised the bar to better serve California and communities throughout the state.

Homekey has played a pivotal role in the state’s response to COVID-19. People experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Homekey program was to provide grant funding to eligible applicants and facilitate a partnership between the state and local governments to quickly acquire, rehabilitate or master lease a variety of housing types to assist one of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. This report includes:

  • The amount of funds expended for the uses described in this section.
  • The location of any properties for which the funds are used.
  • The number of useable housing units produced, or planned to be produced, using the funds.
  • The number of individuals housed, or likely to be housed, using the funds.
  • The number of units, and the location of those units, for which operating subsidies have been, or are planned to be, capitalized using the funds.
  • An explanation of how funding decisions were made for acquisition, conversion, or rehabilitation projects, or for capitalized operating subsidies, including what metrics were considered in making those decisions.
  • Any lessons learned from the use of the funds

View Report: Homekey: A Journey Home

California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) — the nation's first state-mandated green-building code — has been in effect since January 1, 2011. CALGreen was created to improve public health, safety, and general welfare through enhanced design and construction of buildings using concepts that reduce negative impacts and promote principles that have a positive environmental impact and encourage sustainable construction practices.

CALGreen was created to address the five divisions of building construction:

  • Planning and design.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Water efficiency and conservation.
  • Material conservation and resource efficiency.
  • Environmental quality.

View the 2021 CALGreen Annual Report (PDF) to the California Legislature.

Learn more about CALGreen.

Federal Reports Citizen Participation Requirements

The following outlines the Citizen Participation Requirements for HCD’s federal reports: Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report. These Citizen Participation Requirements only apply to the federal reports listed above.

California’s Plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

This analysis serves as the foundation for HCD and the state’s fair housing planning work, to expand housing choice and access to opportunity for all Californians, with a focus on members of protected classes. The Final 2020 AI details impediments to fair housing choice and action steps to address those impediments over the next five years.

To effectively combat housing discrimination and affirmatively further fair housing, HCD has identified a multi-pronged approach that includes recommendations and action steps to address the 10 impediments to fair housing choice identified through the 2020 AI process. The recommendations and action steps will inform HCD’s efforts to affirmatively further fair housing; to promote inclusive communities, further housing choice, and address community disparities through HCD’s programs, policies, and operations. HCD’s AFFH efforts will also follow guidance from state fair housing law, including AB 686 (2018).

Consolidated Plans and Annual Action Plans

California’s Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) is a five-year plan that examines the housing and community development needs of Californians and their communities and lays out how federal funds will be used to address these needs and improve the quality of life for Californians.

The Con Plan enables the State of California to administer funds for the following federal housing programs:

The Con Plan is applicable to jurisdictions that do not receive funding directly from HUD ("non-entitlement jurisdictions") and are eligible to participate in the state administered programs.

Consolidated Plan 2020-2024

Annual Action Plans and Amendments (2020-2024)

The Consolidated Plan is implemented by Annual Action Plans. These annual plans provide the resources, actions, and activities that will be prioritized in the upcoming year to meet the needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan.

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Consolidated Plan 2015-2020

Annual Action Plans and Amendments (2015-2020)

2019-2020

2018-2019

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Reports (CAPER)

Submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides California’s programmatic outcomes.

2020-2021

2019-2020

Archived Documents

Through outreach, case studies, interviews, and various other methods, the Residential Impact Fee Study (PDF) provides an overview and analysis of impact fees in California and suggests findings and recommendations related to fee transparency, fee structure, fee design process, and alternative funding options. This study was commissioned by HCD pursuant to AB 879 (Grayson, Chapter 374, Statutes of 2017) to examine the reasonableness of local impact fees charged to new housing developments. HCD contracted with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley to prepare a study. The Terner Center is solely responsible for the content of this report.