Announcement Public Comment Period Now Open on Draft Guidelines for AHSC Round 6


The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is excited to release the Draft Round 6 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Guidelines (the “Draft Guidelines”). The public comment period for this draft is open from September 16, 2020 to October 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. We value your input! Please submit all comments to SGC by email at To request a version of the Draft Guidelines with changes tracked, send an email request to

To assist with your understanding of the changes proposed in the Draft Guidelines, SGC will publish a memo explaining their intent and expected consequences. SGC will post this memo in the coming days to the AHSC resources webpage and publicize it by email to the AHSC list.

In addition, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) posted the Round 6 Draft AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool and supporting Draft AHSC Quantification Methodology at The public comment period for these drafts is from September 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020 at 11:50 p.m. A step-by-step user guide for the AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool, including a sample project, is available within the tool. Answers to frequently asked questions, including guidance for transit agency partners, are available at Submit comments on the Draft AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool and Draft AHSC Quantification Methodology to

Round 6 AHSC Draft Guidelines Workshops

SGC, HCD, and CARB will co-host public workshops to explain and receive feedback on the proposed changes to the Draft Guidelines and Benefits Calculator Tool. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshops will take place on Zoom webinars. To register, please follow the links below:

The best way to stay up-to-date on the AHSC Program is by registering for the AHSC and SGC email lists.

Please direct any questions to Thank you for weighing in on the Draft Guidelines!