$2.6 Million Awarded to Support Affordable Housing Planning Efforts by Local Governments

Division of Local Governments has awarded $2.6 million in grant awards to 25 projects in the first round of Local Planning Capacity grants, a new grant program established by Proposition 123, the State Affordable Housing Fund. View a list of awardees and project descriptions.

The next round of applications will be open May 1 - 31, 2024 with an informational webinar for prospective applicants scheduled on April 11 from 12:30 - 2pm. Grant application materials will be posted in early April and interested applicants are encouraged to register for the webinar and book a pre-application meeting with the LPC Program Manager Robyn DiFalco to discuss your proposed project.

Local Planning Capacity grants support local government efforts to implement systems that fast track or expedite the development review process for affordable housing. These funds can also support local government capacity to achieve local affordable housing goals and local governments’ Prop 123 commitments. Most grantees will be exploring land use code amendments, implementing process improvements to streamline the development review process, or investing in permitting software as part of their strategy. Others will use grant funds to inventory potential properties for future affordable housing projects, designate a liaison to work with developers, implement a housing action plan, or work on other projects such as preservation of mobile home parks.

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