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.
AHSC is funded through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund with a
guaranteed 20 percent of revenues from the state’s cap-and-trade
program each year.
What does AHSC fund?
AHSC funds the following project elements:
Affordable Housing Developments (must be
dense and have access to transit)
Housing Related Infrastructure (HRI) (e.g.
Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
(STI) (e.g. creating bike lanes)
Transportation-Related Amenities (TRA)
(e.g. bus shelters)
Programs (e.g. subsidized transit passes to
encourage mode shift)
A locality, public housing authority,
redevelopment successor agency, transit agency or transit
operator, Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA),
local Transportation Commission, Congestion Management
Agency, Joint Powers Authority (JPA), school district,
facilities district, university or community college district
A developer or program operator
A federally recognized Indian Tribe
How Do I Apply?
The next Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is anticipated in
fall 2020 with applications due in February 2021.