Resources for Local Government

Emergency Housing and Local Shelter Crisis Ordinances

California Chapter of the American Planning Association

The California Chapter of the American Planning Association has launched a program to provide volunteer professional planning assistance to financially constrained municipalities and community groups throughout California and Baja California.  Click here for more information.

Section 811 Notice Rental Assistance Notice of Funding Availability

  • No set deadline
  • Learn more here

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research – Technical Advisory CEQA Exemptions for Potential Application in Disaster Recovery Efforts

American Planning Association – Disaster Recovery Resources


APA has long engaged with FEMA, APA chapters, and other partners to be ready to assist when disaster relief and recovery work begins. Planners are invited to use the APA research, education and publication resources below to assist with post-disaster recovery work and future hazard mitigation. Learn more here.