Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Program

About Factory-Built Housing
Pre-Development Program

The Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Program will accelerate progress towards the State’s housing, climate, and energy goals. In California, factory-built housing is built to first-in-the-nation mandatory green building standards codes. Additionally, factory-built housing decreases housing construction time and costs through more efficient production. Research suggests that building housing in factories may make it possible to lower the carbon emissions of housing production.

As the factory-built housing industry is growing across the nation and the federal government is making funding available to support it, there is an opportunity for the State to accelerate the industry’s growth in California in a way that benefits communities and the environment.

SGC’s Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Program will support factory-built housing manufacturers applying for the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program. It will support these manufacturers by funding their efforts to construct, expand, and rehabilitate housing manufacturing facilities across California.

By expanding California’s energy-efficient housing manufacturing capacity, SGC’s Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Program will help to increase the supply of housing in California, especially much-needed affordable housing.

What Does Success Look Like?

Awardees will use the Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Program to secure funding through the Title 17 Program. The California manufacturing facility that the awardee builds, repurposes, or retrofits with the federal funding will increase the production of affordable and climate-friendly homes and benefit the communities and workforce around the facility. These facilities will also advance the federal Justice40 Initiative, ensuring benefits of federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.