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California Department of Housing and Community Development

November 18, 2020, 9am PST
The California State Auditor's office is proposing an overhaul of the state's approach to affordable housing development, citing the cost burdens of the housing market as proof of the necessity for change.
Auditor of the State of California
January 27, 2020, 12pm PST
A landmark state lawsuit will be settled if the Huntington Beach City Council approves an amended specific plan that increases housing. The lawsuit was enabled by 2017 legislation strengthening California's 50-year-old housing element law.
Los Angeles Daily News
November 10, 2019, 9am PST
Ben Metcalf recently stepped down as director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. His tenure coincided with adoption of aggressive new statewide policies. But are they too much of a good thing?
California Planning & Development Report
August 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recently published mapping project is the first step toward California leveraging some of it surplus land for the purposes of developing affordable housing.
California Department of General Services
August 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Development impact fees in California triple the national average. A bill in the State Legislature would reform the state's development fees, as one measure in an effort to build more housing in the state.
The Mercury News