CSAC Bulletin Article

Surplus State Real Estate Eyed for Affordable Housing

April 18, 2019

Following an executive order by Governor Newsom, the Department of General Services (DGS) released an initial inventory of state property potentially available for housing development last week. The inventory identifies 44,370 state-owned parcels—1,330 of which seem to be feasible to accommodate housing development.

In consultation with affected departments and the Department of Housing and Community Development, DGS will continue to review and analyze the parcels identified as potential affordable housing sites and will publish a map that shows those which are most feasible for affordable housing development this summer. DGS and HCD will issue requests for proposals and begin the development process in September.  

The screening criteria and mapping for the broader list of the initial inventory of parcels is available on the DGS website.

CSAC would like to assist counties interested in potentially working with the Administration on redeveloping state lands as affordable housing. If counties wish to explore state-owned parcels in their jurisdictions where there might be opportunities to develop affordable housing, please contact Marina Espinoza.  

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