Affordable Housing

Technical Assistance

Parking and the policies that guide parking development and management are potent tools for supporting housing affordability, climate and community design goals. Parking policy changes can be

Most zoning codes and development practices have ample parking supply requirements, which force people who purchase or rent housing to pay for parking regardless of their needs. These parking

The Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) process is the part of Housing Element law used to determine how many new homes, and the affordability of those homes, each local government must plan for

Construction costs in the San Francisco Bay Area have grown prohibitively expensive, making it difficult to feasibly develop new affordable or even market-rate housing. This case study analyzed the

The Housing Accountability Act (HAA) was enacted by the California Legislature in 1982 to establish limitations to a local government’s ability to deny, reduce the density of, or make infeasible

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) collects the Annual Progress Report (APR) from all cities and counties in California. This January 2020 training webinar provides

The purpose of the No Net Loss Law (Government Code Section 65863) is to ensure development opportunities remain available throughout the planning period to accommodate a jurisdiction’s regional

In response to a lack of affordable housing suited to the needs of changing households, a number of jurisdictions have revised their regulations to permit the development of more compact rental

This website features a suite of online tools and information resources to support local jurisdictions in enacting pro-housing policies and practices. Many of the links provide examples of policies

Many communities offer incentives to developers to offset the cost of providing affordable housing units. Visit the Grounded Solutions Network's website on Inclusionary Housing for definitions about