March 15, 2021

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Funding Updates

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) is one of California’s largest funding sources for affordable housing. AHSC pairs affordable housing with high-quality transportation investments to foster healthy, well-connected communities. At its core, AHSC is a successful statewide program for reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, helping advance our State goals for a healthier, more sustainable California.

AHSC Round 6 Final Guidelines and NOFA Released 

The California Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) recently announced the release of the Round 6 AHSC program’s Final Adopted Guidelines and the Notice of Funding Availability. Applications will be due on June 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. About $405 million is available for competitive award. Round 6 award recommendations will be adopted by the SGC on or around October 28, 2021. 

*Closing Soon* State Still Accepting Requests for Free Technical Assistance 

The AHSC program is still accepting applications for free state-sponsored technical assistance (TA), but time is running out to get started with your application! First-time applicants, applicants based in disadvantaged, low-income, and Tribal communities, and other prospective applicants needing extra support are especially encouraged to request TA through the Survey to Request AHSC Technical Assistance.   

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