Housing, Community, and Economic Development
The Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED) Policy Committee reviews issues related to general plans and zoning, housing, rent control, land use regulation, development fees, building standards, and economic development policy including redevelopment and enterprise zones.
Current Action in the Legislature
Resources for Cities
by Housing, Community, and Economic Development Issue
Affordably priced homes are out of reach for many people and housing is not being built fast enough to meet the current or projected needs of people living in the state. Cities lay the groundwork for housing by planning and zoning new projects in their communities, but they cannot solve the housing crisis alone.
For more than a year, Cal Cities proactively worked with city leaders on solutions to the housing crisis. In February 2020, the Cal Cities Board of Directors overwhelmingly supported a bold housing production proposal that, if fully implemented, will lay the foundation for the immediate production of much-needed housing across all income levels.
- U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
- H.U.D. Homelessness Assistance webpage
- Mayors Challenge to End Homeless Veteran Homelessness
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions.
- Thursday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 15, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RoundtableSeptember 28, 2021 9:00 AM
RoundtableSeptember 29, 2021 1:30 PM
WebinarNovember 5, 2021 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
SeminarDecember 8 — 9, 2021
SeminarDecember 8 — 10, 2021
AcademyJanuary 20-21 and January 27-28, 2022
ConferenceFebruary 2 — 4, 2022
AcademyMarch 16 — 18, 2022
InstituteMarch 23 — 25, 2022
ConferenceMay 4 — 6, 2022
Our advocacy efforts are strongest when joined by the voices of city leaders. Visit the action center for a list of current priority legislative bills and proposals, and sample letters of support or opposition.