As the foremost grant funding source for housing policy and affordability studies in California, the California Homebuilding Foundation plays a pivotal role. Through its funding, it facilitates timely analysis and data-driven research, empowering policymakers, experts, and building advocates to address the urgent and multifaceted crises of housing affordability and inequities. The Foundation aids in formulating strategies aimed at sustaining affordable homes and communities throughout California.

Since its establishment in 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation has awarded over $3.5 million in grants. It has emerged as a primary funding source for crucial industry research, supporting efforts to address the challenges faced by California's new homebuilding sector.

Application Process: 

The California Homebuilding Foundation's Board of Trustee Research Committee reviews grant applications. Following an initial screening process, if the Foundation deems the proposal promising, the applicant is notified accordingly, and further information may be requested for consideration.

Prior to initiating a grant application, it is advised to carefully review the Research Grant Guidelines to gain a comprehensive understanding of the grant process and application prerequisites.


Access Valuable New Home Construction And Employment Research Projects

The California Homebuilding Foundation has funded hundreds of research projects, large and small. Research funded through the Foundation assists in educating lawmakers and the public about the economic benefits of new home construction – a crucial step in meeting the state’s need for housing.

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