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1 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Susan Lea Riggs Business Consumer and Housing Agency October 9, 2014

2 2014SB 862Created the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program 2006AB 32California Global Warming Solutions Act 2008SB 375Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act 2012SB 535Requires auction proceeds benefit and invest in Disadvantaged Communities 2012AB 1532Establishes public process and directs funds to reduce GHGs and achieve co-benefits 2012SB 1018Established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and accountability requirements 2 Key California Laws on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

3 Air Resources Board Guidance AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM Expenditure record to ensure investments further AB 32 SB 535 requirement to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities Methodologies to quantify greenhouse gas reductions Project tracking & reporting 3

4 Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM “It is the intent of the Legislature that this act continue California’s implementation of AB 32 by directing resources to the state’s most impacted and disadvantaged communities” CalEPA to identify DACs based on CalEnviroScreen 2.0 September 18 ARB Board hearing provided interim guidance on benefits Housing considered a benefit within ½ mile of DAC 4

5 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Overview AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM 5

6 6 What is the Strategic Growth Council? Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency California Environmental Protection Agency Health & Human Services Agency Department of Food & Agriculture Natural Resources Agency California State Transportation Agency Governor’s Office of Planning & Research Public Member appointed by Governor Public Member Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly Public Member Appointed by Senate Rules Committee

7 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments Air Resources Board Strategic Growth Council Resources Agency Dept. of Housing and Community Development GHG Reductions Disadvantaged Communities Ag Land Protection Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Structure of SGC-led Cap and Trade Proceed Investments 7 Co-Benefits

8 8 Concept Submittal and Review Required AHSC concept submittal screening of potential applications based on following: Project description Threshold Requirements Readiness General budget Requested Amount of Funds Identification of lead applicant and key partners Preliminary self-score to demonstrate minimum point score requirements Concept Submittal and Review Required AHSC concept submittal screening of potential applications based on following: Project description Threshold Requirements Readiness General budget Requested Amount of Funds Identification of lead applicant and key partners Preliminary self-score to demonstrate minimum point score requirements Full Application Submittal and Review Full Application Submittal and Review Funding Recommendations to SGC Potential Project Site Visits Select Concepts invited to submit full application Proposed AHSC Application Process NOFA Workshops and Technical Assistance Sessions NOFA Workshops and Technical Assistance Sessions

9 9 + Funding Recommendations to SGC Criteria Based Score (% of maximum applicable points) TOD Applications (at least 40% of funds) ICP Applications (at least 30% of funds ) Application Review and Scoring Application Review and Scoring Threshold Review TOD and ICP Applications scored separately GHG Based Score * Cumulative SCORE PASS THRESHOLD * Pending ARB Guidance

10 Threshold Requirements Demonstrate GHG reductions Consistent with State Planning Priorities* Implement regional Sustainable Communities Strategy** AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM *Per Government Code **If a Sustainable Communities Strategy is not required for a region by law, a regional plan that includes policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will meet this requirement. 10

11 Travel Mode Rail – Heavy/light Bus/BRT Car-sharing Bike Walk Housing Work Retail Schools Parks Critical Services Recreational 11 AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM Key Destinations VMT GHG Big Picture – VMT Reduction

12 12 + Funding Recommendations to SGC Criteria Based Score (% of maximum applicable points) TOD Applications (at least 40% of funds) ICP Applications (at least 30% of funds ) Application Review and Scoring Application Review and Scoring Threshold Review TOD and ICP Applications scored separately GHG Based Score * Cumulative SCORE PASS THRESHOLD * Pending ARB Guidance

13 13 AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

14 14 * All applications must include at least one of these Primary Capital Uses. ELIGIBLE CAPITAL USES  Housing Developments*  Housing-Related Infrastructure*  Transportation or Transit-Related Infrastructure (includes Active Transportation)*  Green Infrastructure*  Planning Implementation ELIGIBLE PROGRAM USES  Active Transportation  Transit Ridership  Criteria Pollutant Reduction

15 15 + Funding Recommendations to SGC Criteria Based Score (% of maximum applicable points) TOD Applications (at least 40% of funds) ICP Applications (at least 30% of funds ) Application Review and Scoring Application Review and Scoring Threshold Review TOD and ICP Applications scored separately GHG Based Score * Cumulative SCORE PASS THRESHOLD * Pending ARB Guidance

16 16 Readiness of the Housing Development Readiness of Non-Housing Infrastructure Project(s) Program Readiness, Capacity, Need and Leverage Leverage of Other Funds and Prior Planning Efforts Feasibility and Readiness - 35 to 40% of total score Accessibility to Qualified Employment Areas Proximity of Transit Supportive Land Uses Extent to which the Project increases public transit ridership and/or reduces vehicle miles travelled Parking/Transit Passes/Car Sharing/Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Walkable Corridors Bicycle Features Community Greening and Natural Resource Conservation Connectivity and Improved Access - 40 to 45% of total score Extent to which the Housing Development serves lower- and moderate-income households (if applicable) Location Affordability Index Anti-Displacement Strategies Extent to which the Project addresses Co-Benefits Community Engagement Community Orientation - 15 to 20% of total score Proposed AHSC Scoring Criteria

17 Co-Benefits Maximizing economic, environmental, and public health benefits Improving air quality Reducing energy consumption Reducing criteria pollutants Reducing water consumption Reducing greenfield land consumption Reducing commute times Reducing public fiscal costs Support economic growth Support workforce development Support civic partnerships Support stakeholder engagement Protect or improve public health 17 AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM ARB will be providing further guidance on measuring co-benefits which will be incorporated into program guidelines Project scoring criteria shall support co-benefits beyond the reduction of GHG emissions, which includes:

18 18 + Funding Recommendations to SGC Criteria Based Score (% of maximum applicable points) TOD Applications (at least 40% of funds) ICP Applications (at least 30% of funds ) Application Review and Scoring Application Review and Scoring Threshold Review TOD and ICP Applications scored separately GHG Based Score * Cumulative SCORE PASS THRESHOLD * Pending ARB Guidance

19 Eligible Applicants A city or county (or city/county) that has jurisdiction over the Project Area is a required co-applicant. Other applicants, who may jointly apply with a city or county include: – Joint Powers Authority; – Public housing authority; – Transit agency and/or operator; – School district; – Facilities district; – Any other special district or political subdivision of the State of California; and – A for-profit or not-for-profit developer or other entity as described (a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, business trust, or joint venture). 19 AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

20 20 How does the project address the following: Reduce GHGs? Benefit Disadvantaged Communities? Provide Affordable Housing? Achieve Economic, Environmental and Public Health Co-Benefits?

21 21 PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON DRAFT GUIDELINES Comments & Questions to: Subscribe to SGC listserv for updates: MERCED Thursday, October 23 1:00-4:00 Merced City Hall, Sandpiper Room 678 West 18 th Street OAKLAND Friday, October 24 9:00 -12:00 Elihu Harris Building Auditorium 1515 Clay Street LOS ANGELES (plus satellite locations) Monday, October 27 1:00-4:00 Southern California Association of Governments 818 West 7 th Street; 12 th Floor SACRAMENTO (webcast) Tuesday, October 28 1:00-4:00 CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza North Auditorium 400 Q Street AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM


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