The Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities program (AHSC) is administered by the California Strategic Growth Council. The program provides grants and affordable housing loans to projects that provide compact transit-oriented development and related infrastructure that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program has several requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for a funding award.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions are calculated based on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Quantification Methodology.
Applicants will calculate estimated reductions using the AHSC Benefits Calculator Tool and AHSC Quantification Methodology. These resources can be found on the CCI Quantification Benefits, and Reporting Materials webpage.
How are AHSC Applications Scored?
The AHSC program is competitive and awards the highest scoring projects. Projects are scored and evaluated by project area type: TOD: Transit Oriented Development, ICP: Integrated Connectivity Project, or RIPA: Rural Innovation Project- so, for example, projects in urban areas of the City of Los Angeles do not compete directly with projects in more suburban areas in the Inland Empire.
SCAG Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Successful AHSC projects begin planning early and require coordination between affordable housing developers, local jurisdictions, local transportation agencies, and other partners.
If you have questions about how to be competitive for AHSC in the SCAG Region or how to strategize for future rounds of funding, reach out to SCAG’s AHSC Technical Assistance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lyle Janicek at email@example.com.
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