The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians. The HCD: (1) administers housing finance, economic development and community development programs; (2) develops housing policy and advocates for an adequate housing supply; and (3) develops building codes and regulates manufactured homes and mobilehome parks. The HCD also provides technical and financial assistance to local agencies to support housing development.
The California Housing Finance Agency's (CalHFA) mission is to create and finance progressive housing solutions so more Californians have a place to call home. CalHFA, a statutorily independent agency and component unit of state government, is not subject to Budget Act Appropriation. CalHFA is financially self-supporting, setting loan interest rates slightly above its cost and charging fees to cover its lending costs and risks. Effective July 1, 2013, pursuant to the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012, CalHFA is displayed within the HCD, which reports to the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.