Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Anastacia Wyatt


Pacific Grove, California is experiencing a lack of affordable housing. A Permanent Local Housing Allocation Grant was submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development on behalf of the City’s Housing Division. The funds will be used to provide rental assistance to alleviate the lack of affordable housing. The contributing factors include land use restrictions also known as zoning, a high demand for affordable rentals, and the high construction costs associated with the development of affordable housing. The consequences are homelessness, financial impacts, and poor health. A survey to determine the communities housing needs and priorities determined that the grant would best be allocated toward rental assistance to support the lack of affordable housing within the City. The City was successful in meeting the expected outcomes of this project since the grant was awarded. It is recommended that the City apply for this grant again next year.