We help communities build affordable housing.

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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

California Gov. Newsom Proposes Historic Investments in Housing ~ Enterprise, June 3, 2021

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San Diego Ruling Could Impact California Housing Statewide ~ Commercial Observer, May 17, 2021

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California Eyes Shuttered Malls, Stores for New Housing ~ Associated Press, May 31, 2021

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Sacramento Apartment Rental Market More Expensive than New York and D.C., Report Say ~ Sacramento Bee, June 2, 2021

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Security Deposits are a Barrier to Affordable Housing. What Can be Done? ~ Shelterforce, June 1, 2021

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Funding Calendar

April 28, 2021
All Day

CDLAC Allocation Meeting

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May 13, 2021
All Day

CDLAC Applications Due

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June 08, 2021
All Day

AHSC Applications Due

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June 16, 2021
All Day

TCAC Allocation Meeting for First Competitive Application Round

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July 01, 2021
All Day

Second Round CTCAC Competitive Applications Due

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July 12, 2021
All Day

Infill Infrastructure Grant Applications Due

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July 15, 2021
All Day

Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program Applications Due

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August 03, 2021
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Local Housing Trust Fund Program Applications Due

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August 11, 2021
All Day

CDLAC Meeting for 4% Applications

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August 31, 2021
All Day

Permanent Local Allocation Competitive Applications Due

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