San Mateo County Housing Need 2017

San Mateo County Housing Need 2017

This report shows how high housing costs are contributing to rising poverty rates in San Mateo County. The report offers a roadmap for California’s legislators and local leaders to take immediate action.


Alameda County Housing Need 2017

Alameda County Housing Need 2017

This report shows how high housing costs are contributing to rising poverty rates in Alameda County. The report offers a roadmap for California’s legislators and local leaders to take immediate action.


Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment

Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment

In 2016, the California Housing Partnership partnered with Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future and Community Corp of Santa Monica to test On-Bill Repayment (OBR) financing for energy and water efficiency improvements in five properties in Santa Monica. This case study describes the challenges and lessons learned during that test.


2017 Statewide At-Risk Assessment

2017 Statewide At-Risk Assessment

CHPC’s annual statewide risk assessment shows 31,988 affordable homes are at risk of conversion to market rate within the next five years. 


Closing the California Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage

Closing the California Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage

This economic analysis indicates that pairing solar PV with battery storage systems can deliver significant electricity bill savings for California affordable housing residents and property owners. Battery storage is emerging as an effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not Read More


Confronting California’s Rent and Poverty Crisis: A Call for State Reinvestment in Affordable Homes

Confronting California’s Rent and Poverty Crisis: A Call for State Reinvestment in Affordable Homes

Too many California families are falling into poverty because of high housing costs. The California Housing Partnership calls on state leaders to take direct, immediate action to reinvest in affordable homes in California. 


An Affordable Housing Owner’s Guide to Utility Allowances

An Affordable Housing Owner’s Guide to Utility Allowances

Produced in partnership with the National Housing Law Project, this guide provides owners of affordable rental housing a roadmap for navigating the challenges of utility allowance adjustments. It provides an overview of federal program requirements as well as tips for considering utility allowance adjustments as part of an energy efficiency financing strategy. 


Update on California’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The Critical Role of Housing Access and Affordability in Reducing Poverty

Update on California’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The Critical Role of Housing Access and Affordability in Reducing Poverty

New analysis shows how the shortfall of affordable homes is exacerbating poverty throughout California.


Why Creating and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit Is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy

Why Creating and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit Is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy

California is currently debating how to invest greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and trade auction proceeds so that they result in real, quantifiable and verifiable greenhouse gas reductions. A new analysis of data from Caltrans’ California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) completed in February 2013 shows that a well-designed program to put more Read More


Improving Lives Through the Preservation and Creation of Affordable Homes

Improving Lives Through the Preservation and Creation of Affordable Homes

The essence of our mission has not changed in the eleven years since I came to work at the California Housing Partnership: to assist nonprofit and government housing agencies create and preserve housing affordable to low-income Californians while providing leadership on affordable housing finance issues. What has changed is our Read More