We help communities build affordable housing.

  • Efficient
  • Timely
  • Practical
  • Responsive

Our Areas of Expertise

Housing Development

Housing Tools has over 20 years of experience producing affordable housing in California as developers, municipal administrators, and consultants. This variety of perspectives helps you develop a project that strategically leverages resources and proactively addresses potential roadblocks. We assist with property acquisition, financial structuring, funding applications, entitlement processing, and project management.

Community Development

Our first-hand experience working in the public sector provides us with an intimate understanding of local government context, challenges, and opportunities. The foundation of our work in this arena is inclusive, transparent, and constructive community outreach. Whether our efforts are homeless initiatives, housing plans, fund development, or policy analysis and evaluation, we are eager to help you make your community more vibrant and equitable.

This Month’s Housing News

Here are the winners and losers in California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May revise budget. ~ The Sacramento Bee, May 11, 2024

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Big cuts, no new taxes: Gov. Newsom’s plan to fix California’s budget deficit. ~ Cal Matters, May 10, 2024

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$3.3 billion available for mental health beds as Newsom jump-starts Prop. 1 spending. ~ Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2024

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Amid deficit, Newsom proposes California spend less to solve homelessness and create affordable housing. ~ Cal Matters, May 10, 2024

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Newsom backs bill requiring cities to plan for housing California’s poorest residents. ~ The Mercury News, may 7, 2024

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Funding Calendar

June 06, 2024
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PLHA Non-Entitlement Competitive Applications Due

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July 02, 2024
All Day

Second Round 9% Tax Credit applications due

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August 07, 2024
All Day

CTAC Committee Meeting for First Round 4% Tax Credit Awards

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