Los Arroyos ribbon-cutting ceremony
April 11, 2024

Having a home is about having security, protection, and hope for the future. That is the sentiment heard from Nicole, a resident of Los Arroyos, a new affordable housing community in Farmersville.

Nicole and her daughter Solene moved into…

Residents Lashay and Micah.
April 5, 2024

Lashay had lived in the same apartment for ten years. But when the neighborhood became overrun with drugs, Lashay knew she needed to move for her 8-year-old son Michah’s safety. Unfortunately, shortly after moving, she and her son needed to move…

Cutting Ceremony at Arthur Blackstone
March 28, 2024

The childhood feeling of receiving a long-awaited present permeated the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fresno’s new affordable housing community, The Arthur at Blackstone.

The Arthur at Blackstone is a combination of adaptive reuse and…

HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez and other speaking on a panel at the 2024 Housing California Conference.
March 22, 2024

HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez joined community and housing leaders at the 2024 Housing California Conference. More than 2,000 attendees gathered for workshops, plenary sessions, learning labs, and roundtables to discuss the challenges and…

The Fuentes family in their new apartment
March 19, 2024
Windsor, CA —  

José Fuentes and his family enjoy watching the sunset off the balcony of their new home. Their new apartment is in Redwood Views, a new 100% affordable housing development in Windsor, CA. 

The Fuentes family has lived in Windsor for…

Housing development in Santa Cruz.
March 12, 2024
Santa Ana, CA —  

The City of Santa Cruz recently celebrated the adoption of a compliant 6th cycle housing element and reached out to thank the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its efforts to help the City meet its planning goals,…

People standing with shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony of Colibri Commons.
March 11, 2024

State and local officials and community members recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Colibri Commons, a new affordable housing complex in East Palo Alto. A joint project of EPACANDO and MidPen Housing, Colibri Commons will provide…

Pablo, Devany and their children at the grand opening celebration.
March 7, 2024

Devany and her boyfriend Pablo received a special gift on Valentine’s Day – they were able to move into their new home.

“It is like falling in love all over again,” said Devany. “We never had a home of our own. This is our first.” …

image rendering of the Nest on Exposition. Multi-floor housing building with parking lot.
March 4, 2024

With ever-rising rents, many young adults struggle to find and maintain safe, quality, affordable housing. This leaves vulnerable youth – particularly those aging out of the foster care system without family support – at risk of homelessness.…

Rendering of Harrington Heights
February 23, 2024
San Diego, CA —  

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) joined the San Diego community in recently celebrating the groundbreaking of Harrington Heights, a new affordable housing development in the East Village. This $150 million project will…