Wilk Announces City of Lancaster Awarded $1,188,528 to Help Address Critical Housing Need

Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce that the California Department of Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) has awarded the City of Lancaster $1,188,528 from its Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program to help the city support the critical need for more affordable housing.

“California is suffering from a major housing shortage, and far too many families are priced out of the market,” said Senator Wilk. “These funds will give the City of Lancaster a major boost and help support its construction of affordable housing throughout that area. This is fantastic news, and I am very grateful to HCD for making this opportunity possible.”

According to the HCD, The PLHA program provides funding to local California governments for housing-related projects and programs that aim to address the unmet housing needs of their communities.

Funding will help cities and counties:

  • Increase the supply of housing for households at or below 60% of area median income
  • Increase assistance to affordable owner-occupied workforce housing
  • Assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Facilitate housing affordability, particularly for lower- and moderate-income households
  • Promote projects and programs to meet the local government’s unmet share of regional housing needs allocation
  • Ensure geographic equity in the distribution of the funds

To learn more about the PHLA program, CLICK HERE.