Housing and Community Development
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.
- Community Block Grant Program
- No Place Like Home Program
- Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program
- Mobilehome Assistance Center
California Housing Finance Agency
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.
- Advice for First-Time Homebuyers
- Available Mortgage Programs
- Affordable Multifamily Housing Development Loan Programs
- Keep Your Home California
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. The Department investigates, mediates and prosecutes complaints alleging employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination. Investigates and prosecutes complaints alleging acts of hate violence.
- File a Complaint Online (You can also file a complaint by telephone or by mail)
- Publications and Brochures
- Information about Hate Violence and Hate Crimes
- Fair Employment and Housing Council
California Interagency Council on Homelessness
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
- Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program
- Tribal HHAP Program
- Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)
- Homeless Data Integration System (HDIS)
Department of Real Estate
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. The California Legislature enacted the nation's first real estate license law in 1917, providing for the licensing and regulation of real estate licensees. The Department of Real Estate licenses and regulates mortgage loan originators, real estate brokers and salespersons, and offerings of subdivided lands in California.