Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Integrating affordable homes and sustainable transportation

About AHSC

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program makes it easier for Californians to drive less by making sure housing, jobs, and key destinations are accessible by walking, biking, and transit.

Round 9 Resources

AHSC Round 9 materials will be posted here as they become available.

Round 8 Resources

SGC staff will post the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) Round 8 materials below as they become available. Staff will present the Final Guidelines to the Strategic Growth Council for approval at the Strategic Growth Council's public meeting on December 14, 2023. The California Department of Housing and Community Development will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in January 2024. Applications will be due 60 days later, in March 2024. AHSC Program materials from prior rounds are available at the previous guidelines page.

Previous Materials and Awards

Review guidelines, data, and awards form prior rounds of AHSC funding.


  • October 18, 2023
    Virtual Public Workshop — Statewide
  • October 23, 2023
    Virtual Public Workshop — Northern Region
  • October 23, 2023
    Virtual Public Workshop — Southern Region
  • December 2023
    Round 8 Final Guidelines adopted
  • January 2024
    NOFA Released
  • March 2024
    AHSC Round 8 Applications due
  • August 2024
    AHSC Round 8 awards adopted by Council

AHSC is administered by the Strategic Growth Council and implemented by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. AHSC is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit