The State of California has released the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Round 8 draft guidelines and will host three workshops during the public comment period through October 24.

With more than $650 million in funding available for affordable housing and transportation projects, these meetings are an important chance to hear from potential applicants including developers and local jurisdictions. 

The state’s AHSC team will have three virtual public workshops. The same material will be covered at each event, so it is not necessary to attend all the workshops. See more details about the Public Workshops and RSVP on the AHSC Round 8 Webpage

  • Wednesday, October 18,10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Statewide 
  • Monday, October 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Northern Region 
  • Monday, October 23, 2 - 4 p.m.: Southern Region 

The workshops will include an introduction to the AHSC Program, and staff will discuss proposed changes from the previous round, with a chance to discuss potential applicant’s priorities and projects. Anyone interested in the following types of projects is invited to learn more about the program: affordable housing construction, zero-emission transit, transit facilities and amenities, bikeways, sidewalks, anti-displacement activities, and resident social service programs.  

Comments on the Round 8 draft guidelines are due on October 24. Final guidelines will be presented for adoption at the December 2023 SGC Council Meeting. Following adoption, an approximately $650 million Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be released in January 2023 with applications due 60 days later in March 2023. Awards will be presented for adoption at the August 2024 SGC Council Meeting.