Departments & Boards


California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)

Sacramento Headquarters: 877.9.CalHFA (877) 922-5432
Los Angeles Office: (310) 342-5400
Media Contact: (916) 326-8605

CalHFA supports the needs of renters and homebuyers by providing financing and programs so more low and moderate-income Californians have a place to call home. The Agency's Multifamily Division finances affordable rental housing through partnerships with jurisdictions, developers, and more. At the same time, its Single-Family Division provides first mortgage loans and down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers. CalHFA is a completely self-supporting agency, and its bonds are repaid with revenues generated through mortgage loans.

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

General Information: (916) 419-2500

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control aims to administer the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act in a manner that fosters and protects the health safety, welfare, and economic well-being of the people of the State.

Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)

General Information: :1‑844‑61‑CA‑DCC (1‑844‑612‑2322)

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is the California state agency that licenses and regulates cannabis businesses. The department regulates the growing of cannabis plants, manufacture of cannabis products, transportation and tracking of cannabis goods throughout the state, sale of cannabis goods, events where cannabis is sold or used, and labeling of goods sold at retail.

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)

General Information: :(800) 952-5210
Hearing Impaired: (800) 326-2297

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is here to protect and serve California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.

Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD)

General Information: (916) 445-9471

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 homeownership, provide emergency rent relief, and assist in creating housing for farmworkers, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. 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.

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)

Toll-Free: (866) 275-2677
Local: (916) 327-7585

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation protects consumers and provides services to businesses engaged in financial transactions. With over 364,000 licensees, the Department regulates a variety of financial services, products, and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, money orders and traveler’s checks, and premium finance companies. The Department also regulates the offer and sale of securities and franchises, educates consumers about financial products and services, and alerts them about scams.

Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH)

General Information: :(800) 884-1684
Hearing Impaired: (800) 700-2320,
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The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. The DFEH is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. It was established by the Legislature in 1959 as the Division of Fair Employment Practices and was initially part of the Department of Industrial Relations. In 1980, the DFEH was established as an independent department charged with enforcing California's comprehensive employment, housing, public accommodations and public service non-discrimination laws, as well as the State's bias-related hate violence law.

Department of Real Estate

Phone: (916) 263-8704
Fax Number: (916) 263-8943

The mission of the California Department of Real Estate is to safeguard and promote the public interests in real estate matters through licensure, regulation, education and enforcement.

Boards and Panel

Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board logo
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board

Phone: (916) 445-4005
Fax: (916) 775-7762

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board provides quasi-judicial administrative review of decisions of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

California Horse Racing Board (CHRB)

General Information: (916)263-6000

The mission of the California Horse Racing Board is to ensure the integrity, viability, and safety of the California horse racing industry by regulating pari-mutuel wagering for the protection of the public, promoting horse racing, breeding, and wagering opportunities, and fostering safe racing through the development and enforcement of track safety standards and regulations for the health and welfare of all participants.

Cannabis Control Appeals Panel

Phone: (916) 653-4090

The Cannabis Control Appeals Panel provides quasi-judicial administrative review of licensing decisions of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health.


California Interagency Council on Homelessness
California Interagency Council on Homelessness

Phone: (916) 651-2820

The California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Council) mission is to develop policies, identify resources, benefits, and services to prevent and work toward ending homelessness in California. The Council is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Housing First guidelines and regulations and identifying resources, benefits, and services to prevent and end homelessness in California