2240 Dept of Housing, Community Development
Program Descriptions


The objectives of this program are to: (1) increase housing supply by providing loans and grants to develop and preserve safe and affordable housing for lower-income households, (2) promote economic, community, and job development primarily by awarding state and federal housing funds, including funds authorized by the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 (Proposition 1C), (3) reduce homelessness through financial assistance and policy leadership, and (4) monitor recipients for compliance with the terms of their Standard Agreements and Regulatory Agreements. The program also promotes economic and job development through administration of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, and is responsible for the state Enterprise Zone Program wind-down.