Current Form for Calendar Years 2018 through 2021
AB 879 and SB 35 of the 2017 Housing Package, as well as AB 1486 (2019), AB 1255 (2020), and AB 2345 (2020) added new data requirements for the Housing Element Annual Progress Reports (APRs). These changes are reflected in the new APR form and instructions, which are posted below.
To submit the new APR form to HCD and OPR:
- Online Annual Progress Reporting System : This allows jurisdictions to upload directly into HCD’s database, eliminating the risk of errors. To use the online system, email APR@hcd.ca.gov, and request login information for your jurisdiction. Please note: using the online system only provides the information to HCD. The APR must still be submitted to OPR through OPR.APR@opr.ca.gov.
- Email: Jurisdictions can email the new APR form to APR@hcd.ca.gov and to OPR.APR@opr.ca.gov. When using the email method, send the electronic version as an Excel workbook attachment. Do not send a scanned copy of the form. Sending APRs via email will count as a submittal. Please note: Government Code section 65400 also requires the submittal of a General Plan Annual Progress Report to both OPR and HCD. These can be emailed as above.
If you have any questions regarding the APR form or instructions, please contact HCD at APR@hcd.ca.gov.
For guidance on how to submit the General Plan Annual Progress Report to OPR, please reference OPR’s separate guidance and submittal requirements.
APR Form Covering Calendar Years 2017 and prior
For APRs covering CY 2017 and prior years, please email HCD at APR@hcd.ca.gov to request the prior form and instructions.
To submit the prior APR form to HCD and OPR:
Online system: Jurisdictions may submit prior year APRs online using the Online Annual Progress Reporting system. This is HCD’s preferred method of submission and reduces the possibility of data entry errors.
Email: Jurisdictions can email the prior APR form to APR@hcd.ca.gov and to OPR.APR@opr.ca.gov. When using the email method, send the electronic version as an Excel workbook attachment. Do not send a scanned copy of the form. Sending APRs via email will count as a submittal.