Announcement Additional Resources to Understand AHSC Round 6 Draft Guidelines


Please remember that the public comment period on the Draft Round 6 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Guidelines (the “Draft Guidelines”) is open until 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 tracked changes, send an email request to

To support your understanding of the proposed updates to the Draft Guidelines, the California Strategic Growth Council offers the following resources.

Summary of Changes to Draft AHSC Round 6 Guidelines

SGC has posted a memo summarizing proposed changes to the Draft Guidelines, including the reasoning behind certain changes, such as geographic targets, minimum score requirements, and new transit criteria.

October 1 & 6: Informational Webinars

AHSC staff from SGC and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), along with staff from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will co-host public workshops to help explain the proposed changes to the Draft Guidelines and Benefits Calculator Tool. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshops will also take place on Zoom webinar. To register, please follow the links below:

October 8: Online Q&A Discussion Session

Join staff from SGC, HCD and CARB for a virtual interactive session, during which attendees can ask staff questions and provide feedback on all aspects of the Draft Guidelines and Draft AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool. To help shape the conversation, please complete this google form prior to the workshop and indicate which topics you would like to discuss.

October 8, 2020: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Join from Zoom Room:
Meeting ID: 916 3292 7363

Connect by Phone:
Meeting ID: 91632927363#

Thank you for your participation!