Housing Services

Large Housing project
Delivering Streamlined Processing for Housing Projects
Is my project eligible for the Priority Housing Project (PHP) program?

Entitlement projects that meet minimum thresholds for affordability are eligible for priority case processing under the DSC PHP program. Minimum thresholds include:

  • 10 or more dwelling units; and

  • At least 20% of on-site rental units with rents restricted to be affordable to and occupied by low-income households, or

  • At least 30% of on-site for sale units with restricted prices to be affordable to and occupied by low or moderate income households
How do I submit an application?

An Affordable Housing Referral Form signed by the Department of City Planning staff is required to file a case. Submit your completed form, along with your set of plans to dcpphp@lacity.org. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for us to complete our initial review.

All cases filed must include a completed Density Bonus Form and required attachments.

Case types eligible for the PHP program include but are not limited to:

  • Density Bonus with on-and off-menu incentives

  • Affordable and market rate housing located in the Greater Downtown Housing Incentive Area

  • Mello Act Compliance Intake and Clearance

  • Senior Independent, Assisted Living, Disabled Person, and Elder Care Housing

  • Affordable housing in Specific Plan areas

  • Residential Hotels and Single Room Occupancy projects

  • Other private, state, and federally funded projects

What does it cost?

The cost for most of our services is imbedded in our entitlement case filing and clearance fees. Some of our services, such as special forms for funding, have additional review fees. Please contact our staff for more information.

How can you reach us?

Department of City Planning
Phone: (213) 202-5456
E-Mail: dcpphp@lacity.org
Website: planning.lacity.org

Housing liaisons in other departments:

Building and Safety (LADBS)
Phone: 3-1-1 (within the City of Los Angeles) or
(213) 473-3231
Website: ladbs.org

Housing and Community Investment Dept.
Phone: (213) 808-8843
Website: hcidla.lacity.org

Mayor Garcetti's Executive Directive 13, Support for Affordable Housing - Quarterly Status Report