The Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD's) mission is to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians by (1) administering housing finance, economic development, and community development programs, (2) developing housing policy and advocating for an adequate housing supply, and (3) developing building codes and regulating manufactured homes and mobilehome parks. HCD also provides technical and financial assistance to local agencies to support community development.
The California Housing Finance Agency's (CalHFA's) 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, for budgetary purposes only, within HCD's budget, and reports to the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.