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California Department of Housing and Community Development

What's New

Now Accepting Public Comments

  • 2019 California Building Code — 45-day public comment period — Public comment begins: April 24, 2020 and ends: June 8, 2020Learn more .
  • 2019 California Residential Code — 45-day public comment period — Public comment begins: April 24, 2020 and ends: June 8, 2020Learn more .
  • 2019 California Existing Building Code — 45-day public comment period — Public comment begins: April 24, 2020 and ends: June 8, 2020Learn more.
  • State of California Draft 2020-2024 Federal Consolidated Plan – 45-day public comment period – Public comment begins: April 23, 2020 and ends: June 8, 2020. Learn more.

Funding Available

(Please note: HCD does not offer funding directly to individuals)

  • Community Development Block Grant program — Multiple Application due dates. Learn more.
  • Housing for a Healthy California — Applications due: June 25, 2020. Learn more.
  • Local Early Action Planning Grants — Applications due: July 1, 2020. Learn more.
  • Emergency Solutions Grants program, Notices of Funding Availability for Continuum of Care and Balance of State — Applications due: July 10, 2020. Learn more.
  • Permanent Local Housing Allocation program, Notice of Funding Availability — Applications due: July 27, 2020. Learn more.
  • Transit-Oriented Development Housing Program Round 4 — Applications due: July 30, 2020. Learn more.
  • Local Housing Trust Fund Program — Applications due: August 3, 2020. Learn more.
  • Regional Early Action Planning Grants, Notice of Funding Availability — Applications due: January 31, 2021. Learn more.
View Notice of Funding Availability Calendar (PDF) — Last updated: October 11, 2019

Housing Element Compliance

  • Residential Impact Fees in California (PDF) — AB 879 (Grayson, Chapter 374, Statutes of 2017) required HCD to commission a study about the reasonableness of local impact fees charged to new housing developments. HCD contracted with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation to prepare the study. The Terner Center is solely responsible for the content of this report.
  • Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process (SB35) Statewide Determination Summary (PDF) — Updated June 25, 2019 — Summary of jurisdictions that are not currently subject to the streamlined ministerial approval process (SB 35 streamlining) and jurisdictions that are subject to SB 35 streamlining for developments with at least 10 or 50 percent affordability.
  • Interactive map — Shows which cities and counties in California are on pace to meet their housing needs (and which are subject to California's new "Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process"). View map .

Ongoing Technical Assistance

  • Technical assistance to address homelessness — HCD is now offering more than 13,000 hours of assistance, at no cost, to counties and Continuums of Care. What’s available? How do I access the assistance? Learn more.

Other Updates

  • HCD's 2018-19 Annual Report (PDF) — Highlights HCD’s accomplishments during fiscal year 2018-19 (July 1, 2018 - June 31, 2019)
  • Public Lands for Affordable Housing — New law takes effect January 1, 2020 to connect developers who are interested in building more affordable homes to local, publicly owned land that is both available and suitable for housing development. Learn more.
  • Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Statute (PDF) — California law amendments, effective January 1, 2020, regarding the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADU) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) which further address barriers to the development of ADU and JADU.
  • 2020 Consolidated Plan Public Hearing and Webinar - Join HCD via webinar or in-person on March 19, 2020 to discuss community needs for the 2020 Consolidated Plan. Register here

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HCD helps to provide stable, safe homes affordable to veterans, seniors, young families, farm workers, people with disabilities, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Warehouse Artist Lofts

Infill infrastructure Grant Program

La Mission

Multifamily Housing Program

1st and Rosemary

Family and Senior Apartments

Armstrong Place

Affordable Senior Living in San Francisco

Metro at Chinatown

Senior Lofts in Los Angeles

1st and Rosemary

Family and Senior Apartments

Event Calendar

Success Stories

John's Success Story

The Sacramento Senior Safe House serves as a comfortable and healing atmosphere for abused and neglected seniors. HCD’s funding helped build this safe haven for seniors who are recovering from real-life nightmares.

John is one of those seniors. He was hospitalized after being beaten so badly that he lost his sight in one eye.

Before Sacramento Senior Safe House was created, John and other abused seniors like him would have been placed in less-than- ideal temporary quarters like motels or hospitals, and may have continued to be dependent on those who had abused them.

“Everything got a lot better when I came here. I didn’t have to worry anymore,” says John. After their physical wounds have healed, vulnerable seniors are able to mend psychologically in the loving refuge of Sacramento Senior Safe House, funded in part by HCD.

View John's video

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