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California’s Experts in Sustainable Affordable Housing Finance and Policy

California Housing Partnership 30 Year Celebration ReportCreated by the Legislature in 1988 as a private nonprofit organization with a public mission, the California Housing Partnership (the Partnership) plays a unique role in California’s struggle to provide housing that is sustainable and affordable to working families, homeless, veterans, seniors and the disabled. The Partnership is a “do-and-think-tank” that uses the experience gained from helping hundreds of nonprofit and local government partners leverage $25 billion in creating 75,000 affordable homes over the past 30 years to provide expert finance and policy technical assistance. We are the trusted advisor to these mission-driven organizations, helping them envision and execute multilayered plans for creating and preserving sustainable affordable rental housing. We are also the trusted advisor to many of the elected officials who pass laws to provide the necessary resources and the state and local government housing organizations that allocate these resources.

Colloquially known by longstanding partners as “CHPC” (for the California Housing Partnership Corporation), we are transitioning to refer to ourselves as “the Partnership” to better represent the full realm and relational nature of our work. Read more about Our Mission.

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CHPC Staff 19Combining Technical Expertise with Advocacy Leadership

The California Housing Partnership is unique in combining on-the-ground technical assistance with advocacy leadership at the state and national level to increase the supply of affordable homes in California. What we learn from providing technical assistance and training to our partners directly informs our advocacy work to improve and expand existing funding programs and create new ones. In addition, the Partnership provides statewide publications and data tools to facilitate housing research and track outcomes.

Please explore our website to learn more about our services and advocacy work.