About BCSH

With over 8,000 employees and a $4.6 billion operating budget department-wide, the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency is responsible for fostering an equitable and inclusive California. BCSH does this by: licensing and regulating over 4 million professionals, businesses, and financial services; funding and facilitating the preservation and expansion of safe, affordable housing; advancing statewide collaborative efforts to prevent and end homelessness; and guarding and enforcing California’s civil rights laws.

Entities Under BCSH


Joseph McCullough
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

Kimberly Kirchmeyer
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)

Nicole Elliott
Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)

Clothilde “Cloey” V. Hewlett
Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)

Douglas R. McCauley
Department of Real Estate (DRE)

Tiena Johnson Hall
Executive Director
California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)

Gustavo Velasquez
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Kevin Kish
California Civil Rights Department


Taryn Kinney
Executive Officer
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board

Anne Hawley
Executive Director
Cannabis Control Appeals Panel (CCAP)

Scott Chaney
Executive Director
California Horse Racing Board (CHRB)

Meghan Marshall
Executive Director
California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH)

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