People with lower incomes are more likely to take transit and drive less when they live near transit, which is why building and preserving affordable housing near transit is a proven greenhouse gas reduction strategy. For all six rounds of the State’s Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, Climate Resolve has provided technical assistance to help projects become more well-rounded, competitive for grant funds, and welcomed by local communities.
See below resources that Climate Resolve has developed to help projects with the climate resilience and air pollution mitigation sections of the AHSC application.
AHSC Tips: Community Climate Resiliency
A guide for using climate impact data to assess site-specific vulnerabilities and design adaptation measures that reduce risk.
Cal-Adapt Local Snapshot Tool Demo
A demo of how to use this tool to access climate impact data.
AHSC Tips: Community Air Pollution Exposure Mitigation
A guide for using CalEnviroScreen data to assess pollution exposure and design project features to reduce harm.
Data pulled from the i-Tree tool that specifies how much air pollution filtration, stormwater infiltration, carbon sequestration etc. each species of tree achieves over its lifetime.
Annotated Example Narrative
We provide some commentary on why a top-scoring narrative from Round 5 did such a good job.
AHSC Guidelines and Resources
This website hosts the AHSC guiding resources from SGC and supplemental materials, including the Climate Adaptation Assessment Matrix.
AHSC Round 6 Narrative Rubric
This rubric is used by AHSC narrative reviewers to score applications and can inform how to maximize points.