Policy & Research
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) conducts research and analysis of California's housing markets, identifies California's housing challenges, and develops policies that support housing and community development.
In addition to developing policy, HCD serves as an educator on policy, creating policy briefs, white papers, and special reports on intersectional housing policy issues, such as climate change and homelessness. HCD also serves as analyst on policy and legislation, informing the Office of the Governor, state legislators and their staff, state departments and agencies, local elected officials, government employees, developers, advocates, media, and the general public.
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In This Section
California housing challenges that drive HCD’s policy efforts.
Access to federally and state-mandated HCD plans and reports including the Statewide Housing Plan, and HCD Annual Report.
Funding programs, current laws, HCD’s ADU Handbook and other ADU resources and information.
Information on the statewide issue of the conversion of affordable housing to market-rate housing and State Preservation Notice Law requirements for conversion of affordable developments.
Working with Native American Tribes to remove barriers and improve access to state housing and infrastructure funding programs. Resources, contact information and more.
HCD collaborates with state and local agencies on critical intersectional policy topics like climate change, transit, homelessness and ensuring adequate housing for vulnerable populations.