Our Mission & Values

California Housing Partnership logo with tagThe California Housing Partnership creates and preserves affordable and sustainable homes for Californians with low incomes by providing expert financial and policy solutions to nonprofit and public partners.

Since 1988, the Partnership’s on-the-ground technical assistance, applied research, and legislative leadership has leveraged approximately $30 billion in private and public financing to preserve and create more than 85,000 affordable homes.

Our Core Organizational Values

  • We commit to being forthright and speaking up to express our views and thoughts as much as possible. 
  • We are conscious of intent vs. impact in our communications and commit to minimizing harmful impacts and being respectful of each other.
  • We assume the best about each other’s motivations and intentions.
  • We make consistent efforts to be fully present when we are together physically and virtually.
  • We speak from our own experience.
  • We take responsibility for our own actions.
  • We acknowledge each other’s contributions to our work and celebrate each other’s successes. 

Our Core Equity Values

Our internal working group meets regularly to define what equity means for our organization and establish and implement goals, while engaging staff and leadership along the way. This statement of our core equity values has been developed to provide a framework for our organizational actions. We are still learning and will improve upon these as our knowledge grows.




The Shortfall of Affordable Homes is Exacerbating Poverty in California

1.2 million Californians with low incomes lack an affordable home. When housing costs are factored in, California has the highest percentage of people living in poverty of any state in the nation. Facing high and rising housing costs, families are forced to make impossible choices between paying rent and other essential needs like transportation, food, and healthcare. Read our Statewide Housing Need Report for more information about the critical role of housing access and affordability in reducing poverty in California.