Government Resources

Valuable links to other sites dealing with housing issues.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA LINKS

State of California home page

The California state government website contains information from the California Governor and other state offices, and numerous links to other California-related websites.

State Assembly

The California Assembly's Virtual Constituent has information about the California Assembly, members, legislative calendar, bills and codes, as well as phone numbers and addresses for Assembly member offices. 

State Senate

The official site for the California State Senate contains information on the legislators, committees, and legislation with up to date information on committee hearings and floor session. 

Governor's Office

The official site for Gov. Brown, with links to issues, appointments and other related materials.

Courts

Slip opinions certified for publication or ordered published in the Official Reports in the last 120 days from the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeals. Decisions from the last 100 days are posted in full text.

Debt Limit Allocation Committee

This website offers information regarding the allocation of California’s annual debt ceiling and administers the tax-exempt bond program to issue the debt.

Employment Development Department

The EDD administers the job service, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, Workforce Investment Act and welfare-to-work programs; also handles audits and collection of employment taxes, and maintains employment records for California workers. 

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA website offers regulatory information regarding environmental quality in California. 

Finance Department

News and other information, including food safety, nutrition, agricultural facts and county-specific statistics about the state's multibillion-dollar agricultural industry. 

Housing and Community Development

The HCD website offers information on codes and standards and financial assistance programs that seek to further housing and community development. 

Housing Finance Agency

Cal HFA offers information on affordable housing programs and financing for first-time homebuyers and renters.

Legislative Analyst's Office

The LAO provides analysis and non-partisan advice to the Legislature on fiscal and policy issues. This site includes reports by the LAO, analysis of upcoming ballot issues, the budget, a publications list, newsletter, and perspective on various issues before California lawmakers. 

Legislative Counsel

The official site for California legislative information, maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, contains information on current events, California law, the California Legislature, and information on various bills. 

Natural Resources Agency

This information system facilitates access to a variety of electronic data describing California’s rich and diverse environments. 

Public Utilities Commission

The PUC regulates privately owned telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises. 

Secretary of State

 Review elections and voter information, lobbyist registrations, and business filing procedures from the Secretary of State's Office.

Tax Credit Allocation Committee

The CTCAC administers the federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Programs which were authorized to encourage private investment in affordable rental housing for households meeting certain income requirements.

FEDERAL LINKS

U.S. House of Representatives

The site provides public access to legislative information, information about members, committees, and organizations of the House, and links to other U.S. government information resources.

U.S. Senate

The site provides information from and about the members of the Senate, committees, leadership and support offices, general background about Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol Building, and history of the Senate. 

The White House

Briefings, issues and information on the administration and its policies.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HUD website provides information regarding the department’s mission to sustain homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing 

Department of Housing and Urban Development Press Room

The HUD public affairs website provides information regarding the department’s mission to sustain homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing.

Firstgov.com

 The federal government's main website is a clearinghouse for all federal agencies, gathering all the information provided by those agencies.

Library of Congress

The center for information on federal legislation, including Congressional Record and links to other relevant federal sites. 

Fannie Mae Foundation - KnowledgePlex

Operating as a nonprofit, KnowledgePlex, Inc seeks to help transform disadvantaged communities and neighborhoods by creating, maintaining, and innovating a standard technology platform for information and data that can serve a wide variety of sectors.

Federal Register

Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

U.S. Census Bureau

This site provides up to date information regarding the population, households and businesses.

OTHER LINKS

National Association of Home Builders