AHSC

Overview

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
Cycle 3 call for projects expected in June 2017

The Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program provides grants and affordable housing loans for compact transit-oriented development and related infrastructure and programs that reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions. These projects increase the accessibility of housing, employment centers, and key destinations via low-carbon transportation options (walking, biking, transit) resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and mode shift.

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SACOG’s Regional Approach for Reviewing and Prioritizing Full Applications

As described in the Final Guidelines, MPOs may identify and recommend projects that have been invited by SGC to submit a Full Application based on their own process. In January of this year, the SACOG Board approved: (1) SACOG staff’s review and prioritization of the submitted projects, and (2) the metholodogy to evaluate the projects. SACOG is undertaking prioritization in order to better position the entire region to receive AHSC funding awards. 

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Technical Assistance to Local Jurisdictions for Cycle 2 AHSC Statewide Applications

As part of the State’s Cap and Trade Program, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has released its call for projects for Cycle 2 of the Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program. The program estimates having $320 million available in 2015/16. Background information may be found at the SGC website

The AHSC program focus is to promote projects that: