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PlaceWorks Partners with HCD to Provide SB 2 Technical Assistance

We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has selected a team led by PlaceWorks to provide technical assistance to SB 2 grant applicants throughout the state. As part of this effort, the PlaceWorks team will work closely with HCD staff to help jurisdictions identify projects and tools that will help increase housing production and enable them to secure grant funding.

In its first year, approximately $125 million in SB 2 funds will be available to update local planning documents that streamline housing production. Jurisdictions that have a certified Housing Element and have completed a 2017 or 2018 Annual Progress Report will be eligible to receive funds on a noncompetitive basis for a range of projects, including:

  • Targeted General Plan Updates
  • Community Plans and Specific Plans
  • Zoning Updates and By-Right Zoning for Housing
  • Objective Design Standards
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations
  • Streamlined Environmental Analyses
  • Process Updates to Improve and Expedite Local Permitting


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If you’d like to learn more about the application process, eligible activities, funding amounts, or upcoming workshop dates, sign up at: