Announcement AHSC Announces Round 5 Draft Guidelines & Workshops


Strategic Growth Council’s AHSC team is excited to share the Draft Round 5 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines. The public comment period for this draft is open from August 30, to September 30, 2019. Please submit your comments to SGC by email at, or by mail (California Strategic Growth Council, Attn: AHSC Program, 1400 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). In addition, please review our summary memo for additional details and instructions. To receive a version of the Draft Round 5 Guidelines with changes tracked, email your request to

In addition to the Draft Guidelines, a Draft Narrative Scoring Rubric, Draft Community Engagement Tracker, and Draft Climate Adaptation Assessment Matrix are also available for review.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) has also posted the AHSC Draft Quantification Methodology. A step-by-step user guide for the AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool, including an example project, is available via a link within the draft tool. The public comment period for this draft will be from August 30, 2019 to September 13, 2019. All comments on the AHSC Draft Quantification Methodology should be submitted to

Staff from SGC, CARB, and California Department of Housing and Community Development will host a series of public workshops in September to explain changes proposed to the Guidelines and Quantification Methodology and to receive feedback on these proposed changes.

If you live near Oakland, Fresno, or Los Angeles, please consider attending the in-person workshop in one of those cities. For those unable to attend in person, we will host a workshop by webinar.

Round 5 AHSC Draft Guidelines Workshops Dates and Locations (Updated 9/9/2019)

  • 9/10  |  10:00am–12:00pm  |  AC Transit Headquarters, Oakland – register
  • 9/11  |  1:00–3:00pm  |  LA County Hall of Administration, Los Angeles – register
  • 9/12  |  10:00am–12:00pm  |  Fresno Council of Government Offices, Fresno – register
  • 9/16  |  10:00am–12pm  |  GoToWebinar – register

We encourage all interested stakeholders to participate in a workshop and provide feedback to help us to continue to improve the AHSC Program.
Please email with any questions.