CSAC Bulletin Article

Housing, Land Use and Transportation 10/24/2014

Strategic Growth Council Releases Draft Guidelines for Cap and Trade Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) released its Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program on September 23. Funded by cap and trade auction revenues, there is $130 million available in FY 2014-15 for counties, cities, and transit agencies for projects that implement land use, housing, and transportation practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by supporting infill and compact development. 

The development of these guidelines is critical as the AHSC program will receive 20% of all cap and trade auction revenues going forward.

CSAC staff is currently seeking county feedback on the draft and will submit comments to the SGC by October 31. Please email CSAC staff Kiana Buss and Chris Lee with your county’s analysis, comments and recommendations by October 28.

The SGC is also hosting a series of workshops to receive public comment on the draft guidelines. We encourage counties to attend a workshop to provide input directly to the SGC staff and members.

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