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Legislative Division

Mission Statement

The mission of the Legislative Division for the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is to advise the Director and the Administration on legislative housing issues and to advocate and promote the Administration's housing policies and programs by testifying before the legislative committees and negotiating with members and interest groups.

For information, including analyses, on legislative bills of interest to HCD please see

HCD Programs

HCD has three main divisions: the Codes and Standards Division, the Division of Financial Assistance, and the Housing Policy Division.

Codes and Standards: This division is responsible for seven programs including state housing law, registration and titling of mobilehomes, mobilehome inspections, occupational licensing of dealers and manufacturers, employee housing, factory built housing, and manufactured housing. For more information, see

Legislative Analyst/Contact: Joe Harney –

Financial Assistance: This division implements approximately 21 different loan and grant programs primarily funded through Proposition 46 and Proposition 1C housing bonds. These programs include the Multifamily Housing Program, CalHome, Farmworker Housing Program, and the Enterprise Zone Program. For more information see,

Legislative Analyst/Contact: Renee Mikkelsen –

Housing Policy: This division is responsible for identifying California's housing needs and develops policies to meet those needs. It administers the housing element law, which includes the review of housing elements. This division also produces an annual report on redevelopment agencies housing activities and provides technical assistance. For more information, see

Legislative Analyst/Contact: Devon King –

Contact Information:

Di Richardson
Legislative Director
(916) 263-4849

Martin Riley
Legislative Coordinator
(916) 263-7463

Executive Assistant
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-6206