Programs to Accelerate Transformative Housing (PATH)


The Programs to Accelerate Transformative Housing (PATH) in the REAP 2.0 Program Framework builds on concepts put forward in the Housing Supportive Infrastructure Key Connection in Connect SoCal 2020, as well as current work funded through the REAP 1.0 program, the Local Early Action Planning Grant Program, and Senate Bill 2.

As envisioned, the PATH program will support transformative and significant beneficial actions accelerating infill development that facilitates housing supply, choice, and affordability; affirmatively furthering fair housing; and reducing vehicle miles traveled through a Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) and two pilot programs designed to bring housing production to scale across the Southern California region to meet the 6th Cycle RHNA. The three programs of PATH are:  

  • Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) for Lasting Affordability: Funding for innovative housing finance, trust funds, catalyst funds, and new permanent funding sources.   
  • Regional Utilities Supporting Housing (RUSH) Pilot Program: Non-transportation utilities infrastructure planning and improvements.  
  • Housing Infill on Public and Private Lands (HIPP) Pilot Program: Scaling up development of available land, large corridor-wide or area-wide infill housing policies and initiatives 

SCAG anticipates releasing Calls for Applications for the NOFA and HIPP programs in April 2023 following approval of SCAG’s REAP 2.0 application by the State Partners. The Call for Applications for the RUSH program is anticipated to be released in Summer 2023.  

REAP 2.0 PATH Program Guidelines, Adopted November 3, 2022
PATH Program Presentation

Regional Utilities Supporting Housing

Regional Utilities Supporting Housing (RUSH) is focused on investments in utility infrastructure planning and capital improvements that will support jurisdictions in meeting the housing production goals defined in the 6th cycle RHNA, housing elements and REAP 2 Program Objectives.

Regional Utilities Supporting Housing (RUSH) Industry Forum

Join SCAG on Friday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Japanese American National Museum to help identify potential program strategies and projects for transformative investment and regional collaboration to overcome infrastructure obstacles and deliver accelerated housing production while addressing climate change and historical inequities. 

The RUSH Industry Forum is a half-day convening that will feature a conversation with the RUSH expert panel, a group of experts drawn from Southern California and across the nation. 

Click here to register for in-person attendance at the Japanese American National Museum for a networking breakfast, keynote address, panel presentation and RUSH strategy roundtable session.  

Click here to register for virtual attendance of only the keynote address and panel presentation. 

Draft PATH Application Template

SCAG is seeking input on the draft PATH application template. All stakeholders who live or work in the SCAG 6-County region (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties) are encouraged to review the draft application and provide input. 

All written comments received by Feb. 13, 2023, will be considered for the Regional Council agenda item in March.  

The tentative review schedule includes the following meetings:  

  • Feb. 2, 2023 – The Community, Economic, and Human Development Committee (CEHD) is set to consider recommending the Regional Council to adopt and authorize release of the PATH Program calls using the application template once public outreach has been completed.  
  • March 2, 2023 – The Regional Council is set to consider the application template with all public input received and authorize the PATH Program calls. Comments received by Feb. 13 will be included in the agenda item.
  •  April 2023 – Release of the NOFA and HIPP Calls for Applications.

To submit written comments and learn more about the PATH Program, contact: 

Jacob Noonan    
REAP 2.0 Housing Program Manager   

Virtual Information Session

SCAG hosted a virtual information session on Tuesday, Feb. 7, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn about the PATH draft application and timeline, ask questions, and provide comments. Click the link below to view the PATH Virtual Information Session recording.