Housing and Climate Change

The further people live from their jobs, schools, and services, the longer they spend commuting in cars, which creates more greenhouse gas emissions.

When people have affordable options for housing close to where they work, they can spend less time commuting and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Another effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to build affordable places to live close to public transit options

View the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Housing and Climate Change policy brief (PDF) (2013).

In addition to policy work on housing and climate change, HCD implements the following programs: