Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities

How does the AHSC Program improve the lives of Californians?

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Fighting Climate Change

Personal vehicle use is by far the most significant source of greenhouse gas emissions in the State

Funded by Cap-and-Trade revenue, the AHSC program makes it easier for Californians to drive less by engaging in active transportation, such as walking, biking, and using transit

People walking
Walking
Young couple bike riding
Biking
Side view of a bus
Transit
$440 Million invested across the state. 60 sustainable projects.
reduce 1.1 million tonnes of CO2e over their operating lives
Will result in the equivalent of 200,000 fewer cars on the road and 2.5 million fewer miles driven.

It also works to reimagine land use and city planning in a way that brings housing closer to jobs, amenities and low-carbon transportation

Benefiting Disadvantaged Communities

As California seeks to achieve its climate goals, it is critical that those most impacted by pollution share the benefits of this transformation

Over 70% of AHSC funds have benefited disadvantaged communities thus far, providing: affordable housing, improved air quality, affordable transportation options, and better access to jobs and amenities

Provided over 4100 affordable homes for families in need.

West Gateway Place Featured AHSC Project

In West Sacramento, an extensive community engagement process driven by strong collaboration between the City and the housing developer resulted in affordable homes next to major transportation improvements