Plans and Reports

HCD issues both federally and state-mandated plans and reports as well as other educational plans and reports designed to educate elected officials (including state legislators) and the general public.

Residential Impact Fees in California

Residential Impact Fees in California (PDF) – This study was commissioned by HCD pursuant to AB 879 (Grayson, Chapter 374, Statutes of 2017). HCD was required to commission a study about the reasonableness of local impact fees charged to new housing developments. To meet this mandate, HCD contracted with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley to prepare a study. The Terner Center is solely responsible for the content of this report. Through outreach, case studies, interviews, and various other methods, Residential Impact Fees in California (PDF) provides an overview and analysis of impact fees in California and suggests findings and recommendations related to fee transparency, fee structure, fee design process, and alternative funding options.

Community Development Block Grant Program -- Report to the Legislature In Response to Senate Bill 106 (Chapter 96, Statutes of 2017)

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities—from safe, stable, affordable housing, to creating jobs through the expansion and retention of local businesses, to health and safety improvement projects like senior daycare facilities, fire stations, and medical clinics.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the distribution of CDBG funds that come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aimed at smaller and rural communities that often lack access to other types of financial resources.

In July 2017, HCD embarked on a comprehensive process to redesign the federal CDBG program by analyzing the current structure and identifying ways the program could be improved. HCD partnered with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders and formed the CDBG Redesign Working Group to ensure inclusive and diverse input. HCD also received valuable technical assistance provided by HUD. These collaborative efforts identified and evaluated inefficiencies in administration, requirements, and overall program effectiveness.

Homekey: A Journey Home

Homekey has played a pivotal role in the state’s response to COVID-19. People experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Homekey program was to provide grant funding to eligible applicants and facilitate a partnership between the state and local governments to quickly acquire, rehabilitate or master lease a variety of housing types to assist one of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. This report includes:

    Homekey: A Journey Home
  • The amount of funds expended for the uses described in this section.
  • The location of any properties for which the funds are used.
  • The number of useable housing units produced, or planned to be produced, using the funds.
  • The number of individuals housed, or likely to be housed, using the funds.
  • The number of units, and the location of those units, for which operating subsidies have been, or are planned to be, capitalized using the funds.
  • An explanation of how funding decisions were made for acquisition, conversion, or rehabilitation projects, or for capitalized operating subsidies, including what metrics were considered in making those decisions.
  • Any lessons learned from the use of the funds
View Report: Homekey: A Journey Home

California Statewide Housing Assessment

Home is the foundation for life. It’s where we raise families, feel safe and secure, rest and recharge. Our options for where we live have far-reaching impacts in our lives – from our job opportunities to our physical and mental health, from our children's success in school to our environmental footprint.

"California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities", provides in depth research into California’s far reaching housing challenges:

California's Housing Future
  • Production averaged less than 80,000 new homes annually over the last 10 years, and ongoing production continues to fall far below the projected need of 180,000 additional homes annually.
  • Lack of supply and rising costs are compounding growing inequality for younger Californians. 
  • One-third of renters pay more than 50% of income toward rent.
  • Homeownership rates are at their lowest in California since the 1940s.
  • California accounts for a disproportionate 22% of the nation’s homeless population.
  • Continued sprawl will decrease affordability and quality of life while increasing combined housing and transportation costs on families.

In addition to analyzing housing needs and condition, "California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities" presents preliminary recommendations to address California’s housing challenges through a ten-year forward looking policy framework.

Related Resources

19-20 Anual Report

HCD’s Annual Report

HCD's 2019-20 Annual Report (PDF) reflects back on the fiscal year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, highlighting the accomplishments of HCD's dedicated, mission-driven team, and the progress and improvements that raised the bar to better serve California and communities throughout the state.

Inside you'll find: 

  • Accomplishments at-a-glance
  • Easy-to-understand descriptions of HCD's programs and why they matter
  • Special features (pages with blue background)
    • Homes Made Possible by HCD
    • Transforming Lives
    • When Disasters Strike -- HCD's role in Recovery, Mitigation, and Resiliency
    • HCD Mobile Offices Meet Mobilehome Owners Where They Live
    • Responding to COVID
    • Message from HCD's Diversity and Inclusion Officer 
    • Groundbreakings and Grand Openings
  • Details on funding awarded to build new, affordable homes and preserve existing affordable homes
  • Information about HCD's role in helping communities plan for housing and address homelessness
  • And much more

HCD's Annual CALGreen Report

California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) – the nation's first state-mandated green-building code – has been in effect since January 1, 2011. CALGreen was created to improve public health, safety, and general welfare through enhanced design and construction of buildings using concepts that reduce negative impacts and promote principles that have a positive environmental impact and encourage sustainable construction practices.

CALGreen was created to address the five divisions of building construction:

  • Planning and design.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Water efficiency and conservation.
  • Material conservation and resource efficiency.
  • Environmental quality.

View the 2020 CALGreen Annual Report (PDF) to the California Legislature.

Learn more about CALGreen.

Federal Plans and Reports

Federal Reports Citizen Participation Requirements

The following outlines the Citizen Participation Requirements for the Department's federal reports: Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report. These Citizen Participation Requirements only apply to the federal reports listed above.

California’s Plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

As a recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the State of California is required to conduct a five-year Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) to develop housing programs and priorities for federal grant program years 2020-2024. Per Code of Federal Regulation 24 Part 91 (24 CFR § 91), a condition of the Con Plan requires grantees to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).

This analysis serves as the foundation for HCD and the state’s fair housing planning work, to expand housing choice and access to opportunity for all Californians, with a focus on members of protected classes. The Final 2020 AI details impediments to fair housing choice and action steps to address those impediments over the next five years.

HCD’s Final 2020 AI is now available!

To effectively combat housing discrimination and affirmatively further fair housing, HCD has identified a multi-pronged approach that includes recommendations and action steps to address the 10 impediments to fair housing choice identified through the 2020 AI process. The recommendations and action steps will inform HCD’s efforts to affirmatively further fair housing; to promote inclusive communities, further housing choice, and address community disparities through HCD’s programs, policies, and operations. HCD’s AFFH efforts will also follow guidance from state fair housing law, including AB 686 (2018). Some of these actions are within HCD’s authority, while others will require on-going, collaborative work with state and local entities.

Executive Summary (PDF)
Chapter 13 – Impediments, Recommendations and Action Steps (PDF)

State of California 2020 Impediments to Fair Housing Choice:

  1. Supply and Production of Affordable Homes: Inadequate supply and production of affordable homes available to low-income households and persons in protected classes.
  2. Housing Preservation: Vulnerable supply of affordable housing stock threatens housing options for lower-income and protected households.
  3. Housing Instability and Homelessness: Unequal access to supportive services, shelter, and affordable housing opportunities increases risk for persons experiencing homelessness, especially protected classes. The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities and vulnerabilities.
  4. Fair Housing Education and Enforcement: Limited community awareness of fair housing protections and enforcement resources.
  5. Tenant Protections and Anti-Displacement: Lack of uniform enforcement and adequate anti-displacement protections have left protected classes, such as communities of color, more vulnerable to displacement.
  6. Disparities in Housing Quality and Infrastructure: Low-income households, rural communities, and persons in protected classes, are disproportionately experiencing severe housing problems, a lack of adequate housing options, and disparities in infrastructure.
  7. Climate and Environmental Vulnerabilities: Low-income households and protected classes are often disproportionately impacted by climate change, environmental injustice, or unsustainable land use and development practices.
  8. Historic and Lasting Impact of Segregation: Despite the repeal of explicitly racist and discriminatory housing laws, there remains a lasting legacy of segregation and resources disparities. Housing choice is often limited for persons of protected classes, including communities of color, to segregated concentrated areas of poverty.
  9. Local Resistance and Exclusionary Land Use Policies Constrain Access to Opportunity: Denying, preventing, or rendering infeasible multifamily housing development, alternative housing strategies, and affordable housing limits access for low-income households, protected classes, and persons experiencing homelessness.
  10. Insufficient Accessible Housing Stock: Lack of adequate accessible housing options, specifically for persons with mobility and sensory disabilities, limits housing choice for low-income households and people with disabilities.

Consolidated Plans and Annual Action Plans

California’s Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) is a five-year plan that examines the housing and community development needs of Californians and their communities and lays out how federal funds will be used to address these needs and improve the quality of life for Californians.

The Con Plan enables the State of California to administer funds for the following federal housing programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program
  • National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program (which is administered by the California Department of Public Health)
  • Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Natural Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) programs

The Con Plan is applicable to jurisdictions that do not receive funding directly from HUD ("non-entitlement jurisdictions") and are eligible to participate in the state administered programs.

Consolidated Plan 2020-2024

Annual Action Plans and Amendments (2020-2024)

The Consolidated Plan is implemented by Annual Action Plans. These annual plans provide the resources, actions, and activities that will be prioritized in the upcoming year in order to meet the needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan.


  • State of California 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP) – is contained in the 2020-2024 Federal Consolidated Plan (linked above).
  • State of California 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment (PDF) – This is an amendment to the 2020-2021 AAP contained in the State of California 2020-2024 Federal Consolidated Plan. This amendment is to: Align Housing Trust Fund (HTF) with Federal Regulations, re-program unencumbered 2014 CDBG program grant funds to California’s Homekey Program, correct errors in HUD’s initial formula allocation for FY 2020 CDBG and HOME program grants, and to add a table of CDBG Program Income.
  • State of California 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan Second Substantial Amendment (PDF) – This is the second amendment to the 2020-2021 AAP. This Amendment adds language to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) method of distribution to allow the HTF program provide financial assistance in amounts that are in line with the actual cost of developing affordable housing in California. This amendment will also allow for the 2020 and 2021 HUD allocation of HTF to be made available in a single NOFA and for applications to be accepted on a continuous basis, as needed. The 2020 and 2021 HUD allocation for HOME will also be made available in a single NOFA.


Consolidated Plan 2015-2020

Annual Action Plans and Amendments (2015-2020)



Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Reports (CAPER)

Submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides California’s programmatic outcomes.



Archived Documents