Announcement Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: Round 7 Draft Guidelines Available for Review


The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are proud to share our Draft Guidelines for Round 7 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program for Public Comment.

The AHSC Draft Round 7 Guidelines, along with a Summary of Key Changes, and Change Log are now available at the AHSC Guidelines webpage. The Draft AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool, Draft Quantification Methodology, and Draft User Guide will also be available for comment via the AHSC Guidelines webpage.

The entire AHSC team has undertaken a large-scale stakeholder engagement process to help inform and develop updates to the program and we are requesting your continued support by reviewing the documents and providing Public Comment on the changes by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 31, 2022.

The SGC AHSC Team will also be hosting three in-person workshops as well as one virtual statewide workshop in late October to present key changes and to host a Q&A period. The in-person workshops will be held in Davis, Fresno, and San Diego. Please RSVP for any of the meetings you wish to attend but note that the same information will be shared at all four meetings. More information on all four events including an RSVP link, can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Please see the Summary of Key Changes document for the long-term schedule for Round 7, along with the proposed changes, available at the AHSC Guidelines webpage. Interested parties are encouraged to sign-up for the newsletter or check the Program website for more information in the coming weeks. Public Comments will be accepted in writing by emailing