Community Development Department

The Community Development Department is composed of three divisions: Planning (Current and Advanced), Building & Safety (Building Permits), and Community Preservation (Code Enforcement and Community Development Block Grant). The responsibilities of the divisions are all closely related to the physical development of the City. 

La Cañada Flintridge encourages overall development of the community in a manner which is visually pleasing, which preserves and enhances the semi-rural character of the local environment, and which protects the scenic qualities of the community. It is through cooperation between government and the commercial sector that the City encourages a thriving, well designed, aesthetically pleasing commercial area, preserving a strong tax base, compatible with the residential nature of the community.

In order to better define the desired aesthetic, the City has established standards and guidance for the design and development of commercial facilities and residences which enhance the City's appearance, aesthetic qualities and business potential. The City has:

Annual Reports.

San Gabriel Valley

Energy Wise Partnership

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·         The City of La Canada Flintridge participates in the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP), in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company. The SGVEWP helps the City and its residents and business owners reduce their energy usage and costs. You can find out more about the SGVEWP and find out more about what you can do at

Home Energy Renovation Opportunity - See Building and Safety!easy/c4u0
Free Energy Assessment Screening for Your (EASY) home program

Mortgage Credit Certificate Tax Credit Program

The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program is a federal program that allows qualified first-time homebuyers to take an annual credit against federal income taxes of up to 15 percent of the annual interest paid on the applicant’s mortgage.  This enables homebuyers to have more income available to qualify for a mortgage loan and make the monthly payments.  The value of the MCC program has covenant restrictions to ensure the affordability of the participating home for a period of 15 years.

For additional information, contact the California Housing Finance Agency:

Home Ownership Program


The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission Home Ownership Program (HOP) has been designed to meet the needs of low-income families and individuals who want to purchase a new home. HOP is financed with HOME funds provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is subject to the applicable federal regulations. This program will provide a Second Trust Deed loan at 0% interest with all payments deferred until sale, transfer, refinancing, no longer owner-occupied, or full repayment of the first mortgage.  HOP loans provide $60,000 or 20% of the purchase price, whichever is less, for first-time buyers to assist with down payment and closing costs.

For additional information, contact the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles:

Assessment of Fair Housing

The Community Development Commission (CDC) and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles is currently conducting a study concerning fair housing. Known as the "Assessment of Fair Housing" (AFH), the study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving Federal housing and community development funds. Please help us out by giving us information on housing here in La Canada Flintridge by June 1, 2017. Fair Housing Survey