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…

HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez, HCD staff and other volunteers at the 2024 PIT Count in Sacramento.
January 24, 2024
Sacramento, CA —  

On Wednesday, January 24, HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez and Department staff joined more than 800 volunteers for a two-night effort to count those people currently experiencing homelessness in Sacramento.

Known as the Point in Time (PIT)…

An image of a house standing on top of a pile of coins.
March 29, 2023
Sacramento, CA —  

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the availability of approximately $736 million in Homekey funding for local governments to build or purchase housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. 

To date, Homekey has created 12,774…

Burning candles with the phrase Homeless Persons Memorial Day
December 21, 2022

Today is National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. Everyone should have a safe, warm place to live, and no life should be lost due to a lack of shelter. Today on the longest night of the year, we mourn those we have lost and reaffirm our commitment…