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.

Learn about New State Funding Sources for Affordable Housing and Homelessness.

We are keeping up to date on new State funding programs that address homelessness. Find out more on our New State Funding Sources page.

This Month’s Housing News

NLIHC Analysis of Infrastructure/Economic Recovery Bill ~ National Low Income Housing Coalition, Sept. 14, 2021

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Gavin Newsom’s Signature Homeless Program Moves to Repair Old Buildings for Housing ~ The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 9, 2021

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Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and Preservation ~ HUD PD&R Edge, Sept. 7, 2021

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How Climate Disasters Worsen Housing Disasters ~Next City, Sept. 9, 2021

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Funding Calendar

September 20, 2021
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MHP Applications Due

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September 29, 2021
All Day

CTCAC Committee Meeting for Second Round 9% Awards

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September 30, 2021
All Day

Homekey Program Begins Accepting Applications

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November 18, 2021
All Day

Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Applications Due

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December 08, 2021
All Day

CDLAC Meeting for QRRP Awards

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