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Housing Acceleration Program Grant

SANDAG has developed the Housing Acceleration Program (HAP) Grant. HAP is intended to develop and adopt policies and process improvements that accelerate housing production, facilitate implementation of the 6th RHNA Cycle, implement the Regional Plan Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), and build local jurisdictions’ capacity to compete for funding statewide through the HCD Prohousing Designation Program.

SANDAG is committed to providing resources to local jurisdictions to help them achieve their 6th Cycle RHNA goals and to accelerate the production of housing in the San Diego region. Using state REAP funds, SANDAG has launched the Housing Acceleration Program (HAP). The HAP will provide grants to local jurisdictions to fund planning projects related to the acceleration of housing production within smart growth or mobility hub planning areas. HAP grants are versatile and can be used to fund a variety of planning activities, such as staff augmentation, density bonus ordinances, housing plan element updates, anti-displacement strategies, objective design standards, and more. The program offers resources to assist local jurisdictions in meeting RHNA goals, achieve housing element compliance, pursue HCD’s prohousing designation, and support the SANDAG Regional Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies goals. SANDAG makes available the grant applications of projects funded through HAP.

HAP Cycle 1 |

For more information please contact:
Tracy Ferchaw, Associate Grant Analyst
Phone: (619) 699-1977, Email:

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