The Prohousing Designation Program provides incentives to cities and counties in the form of additional points or other preference in the scoring of competitive housing, community development, and infrastructure programs.
Increasing the availability of housing statewide is critical to bettering the quality of life of all Californians and to ending homelessness. The 2019-2020 Budget Act provided a spectrum of support, incentives, and accountability measures to meet California’s housing goals, and provided for the establishment of the Prohousing Designation Program.
The Department is in the process of a regular rulemaking process, which will convert the emergency regulations that first established the Prohousing Designation Program, in effect making the Program permanent. Emergency regulations will remain in effect through the regular rulemaking process.
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