2012 Affordable Housing Cost Study
Public Participation and Information Page

The California Housing Finance Agency (“CalHFA”) along with the California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD"), the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee ("TCAC"), and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee ("CDLAC") are undertaking a large scale, affordable housing development cost study within California. This web page includes information about this study, along with opportunities for public participation.

A Request for Proposal was issued in February 2012 and a consultant was selected in May 2012 to conduct the study. The study involves the collection of cost data, a cost elements comparison analysis, and an identification of project cost trends. This information will facilitate a rigorous analysis designed to produce a comprehensive report on affordable multifamily rental housing costs. An additional component of the study is to develop policy issues and options for the evaluation, monitoring and containment of these development costs to better promote the supply of affordable housing.