The California Department of Housing and Community Development and the Strategic Growth Council have published and updated Questions and Answers document for the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Round 4 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application period. Applications to the NOFA are due on Feb. 11, 2019.

The AHSC program builds healthier communities and protects the environment by increasing the supply of affordable places to live near key destinations like schools, stores, childcare, transit, and other daily needs. Many AHSC projects include affordable housing and transportation improvements that encourage walking, bicycling, and transit use resulting in fewer passenger vehicle miles traveled. The decrease in vehicle miles travelled will achieve greenhouse gas reductions and benefit disadvantaged communities throughout California.

AHSC is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.