Sunrise Pointe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
February 6, 2024
Citrus Heights, CA —  

Citrus Heights celebrated the grand opening of Sunrise Pointe, a new affordable housing complex, on January 11, 2024. The 47-unit development offers a supportive environment for individuals and families who experienced homelessness, including…

Director Gustavo Velasquez, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Mayor Sue Zwahlen and others at Archway Commons II ribbon-cutting.
January 26, 2024
Modesto, CA —  

HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez joined State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Mayor Sue Zwahlen in celebrating the grand opening of Archway Commons II, a new affordable housing development in Modesto, CA. 

This project by EAH…

Excess Sites Local Government Matching Grants (LGMG) awarded to accelerate development on state excess sites.
January 4, 2024
Sacramento, CA —  

Today, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced more than $63 million in Excess Sites Local Government Matching Grants (LGMG) to accelerate development of 975 affordable homes across ten projects statewide.…

Photo of HCD Deputy Director Sasha Hauswald standing at a podium and speaking in front of Laurel at Perennial Park housing complex.
November 16, 2023
Santa Rosa, CA —  

Barbara King lost her home in the Tubbs Fire that tore through California communities from Calistoga to Santa Rosa in October 2017.

“Your house was over there and now it’s gone,” said King. “Everything…everything that I had in the world was…

Homekey Round 3 Second Batch Awards
November 8, 2023
Sacramento, CA —  

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the second set of grant awards from the $736 million Round 3 of Homekey, the Administration’s initiative to help jurisdictions rapidly expand availability of housing for individuals and families experiencing…

Model homes in empty field.
October 30, 2023
Sacramento, CA —  

The State of California and Biden Administration are excited to announce a fall 2023 infusion of $443 million in federal housing funding that will have a historically wide reach throughout California, particularly in small and rural communities…

$179.7 million will fund nine projects in seven California communities creating 710 new homes.
October 10, 2023
Sacramento, CA —  

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the first grant awards from Round 3 of Homekey, the Administration’s initiative to help jurisdictions rapidly expand availability of permanent or interim housing for individuals and families experiencing, or…

Map of California with awarded counties highlighted. Text reads $54 million in the second round of REAP 2.0 awards includes grants of 12 tribal and rural communities to advance sustainable, affordable, and equitable communities.
October 9, 2023
Sacramento, CA —  

California today announced more than $54 million to support climate resilience by helping communities plan for and build more infill homes and infrastructure that support walking, rolling, biking, and transit as an alternative to driving. Today’s…

Map of California with awarded cities. Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities program.
August 30, 2023

Why It Matters: As cities around the country wrestle with how to rebuild communities, California is moving forward with a vision for the state’s future, investing more than $750 million to create more affordable housing and clean…

Girl on scooter
July 7, 2023

Why it matters: In the Statewide Housing Plan we are guided by three principles to protect our most vulnerable residents, produce more housing faster, and preserve existing housing. Today, our commitment to preservation is…