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State Rent Relief Program Receives Additional $136 Million From U.S. Treasury

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the launch of the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced it has received an additional $136 million from the U.S. Treasury (Treasury) to provide additional rent and utility assistance to low-income Californians. As of today, the program has paid out […]

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State announces more than $105 Million in Homekey Awards

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) today announced the first set of awards for the expanded Homekey program, California’s innovative, nation-leading effort to purchase and rehabilitate structures and convert them into housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Today’s grants include $105 million for four awards, totaling […]

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California reaches major milestone in spending federal rent relief dollars before eviction protections change on October 1

The California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program marks another significant milestone today with $650 million paid out to 55,000 households as the state prepares to transition to new eviction protections that take effect from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.    “The COVID-19 pandemic left many families without the income needed to cover their rent and stay […]

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Major Homekey Milestone: All 94 Sites Closing Escrow Ahead of Deadline

SACRAMENTO December 29, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that all 94 Homekey projects have closed escrow, buildings that will provide 6,029 critically needed housing units for people experiencing homelessness throughout California. A total of $750 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars has been allocated to 51 applicants for the 94 projects. These […]

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HCD Awards $427.9 Million to Help Counties Address Mental Illness and Homelessness

SACRAMENTO March 11, 2020 – On the heels of Governor Newsom’s statewide homelessness tour, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces awards totaling $427.9 million from the No Place Like Home program. No Place Like Home dedicates up to $2 billion in bond funds to build permanent housing with supportive services for […]

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Grass Valley receives $160,000 in SB 2 Planning Grants from California Department of Housing and Community Development

SACRAMENTO September 19, 2019 – The California Department of Housing and Community Development has announced that more than $3 million in SB 2 planning grant money and nearly $22 million in Community Development Block Grant money has been awarded recently. In addition, two cities have come into compliance with state Housing Element law and one […]

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Interactive Map Identifying State-Owned Sites for Potential Affordable Housing Development

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2019  – An interactive map showing excess state-owned property that can be used for sustainable, innovative and cost-effective housing developments has been developed by the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the creation of the map as part of Executive […]

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CA Dep. of Housing and Community Development Awards $76 Million in Federal Funds to Increase Homeownership and Affordable Housing Opportunities

SACRAMENTO February 22, 2019 – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to award $76 million to help provide residents in communities across California with a place to call home. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed to increase homeownership […]

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Public Disaster Recovery Meeting for Residents Impacted by 2017 Wildfires

September 24, 2018 – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is holding a public meeting to provide an overview of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program for residents of Nevada, Yuba and Butte Counties who were impacted by wildfires, flooding, mudflows and debris flows in 2017-2018. The meeting will take place […]

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Mobilehome Owners Urged to Protect Themselves Against Fire or Natural Disaster Loss with Proper Title and Registration

Sacramento, Aug. 29, 2018 – In the wake of the wildfires across state this summer, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is reminding mobilehome owners to protect their homes by ensuring they have current title and registration. HCD, which administers the registration and titling program for mobilehomes, is offering a temporary fee-and-tax […]

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Nevada County recipient of $3,196,396 in Community Development Block Grants

July 11, 2018 – Californians who live in smaller and rural communities across the state will soon benefit from $61.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). At a time when many Californians struggle to make ends meet, CDBG awards play a critical role, helping local governments turn around serious challenges facing their communities. Funds […]

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