Housing

Housing and Community DevelopmentHCD Image

The Department of Housing and Community Development administers State and Federal housing and community development loan and grant programs. These programs develop and rehabilitate rental and supportive housing, promote home ownership, and assist in developing special needs housing for farm workers, the disabled and the homeless. The Department also administers the Community Block Grant Program that funds housing activities, public works, community facilities, and public service projects serving lower-income people in rural communities.

California Housing Finance AgencyCHFA Image

Established in 1975, the California Housing Finance Agency was chartered as the State's affordable housing bank to make low interest rate loans through the sale of tax-exempt bonds. The Agency supports the needs of low and moderate income renters and first-time home buyers in California by providing financing and programs that create safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities.