The Struggle of Housing Costs for Black and Brown Renters in California – Dashboard Series

Decades of systemic racism and economic inequality have led the cost burden of renter households to vary across racial groups, which can be seen by looking at the charts available in the California Housing Partnership’s Housing Needs Dashboard. Typically, households are considered cost burdened if thirty percent or more of their income is allocated towards housing costs and severely cost Read More


California’s Budget Misses the Mark on Housing – Dashboard Series

This year’s state budget authorized $2.9 billion to fund new and existing housing programs and $3.4 billion to assist individuals experiencing homelessness. While these investments are substantial, this allocation is not to scale for California’s growing 1.2 million housing-cost-burdened population.  According to the Roadmap Home 2030, California needs to invest $17.9 billion a year to have the capacity to create Read More


Building on a Strong Foundation

Meet HDTI Trainers, Zorica Stančević and William Huang   Over 30 years ago, LISC launched the Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) in response to the need for a comprehensive program to develop the skills of affordable housing professionals. Led by affordable housing experts, HDTI provides practical and intensive skill training in affordable housing and works to increase the development capacity Read More


Governor’s 2022-23 State Budget: Summary from the Partnership

HOUSING PROVISIONS Budget investments toward preserving/ protecting/ producing sustainable, affordable housing include: $500 million in enhanced state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) $400 million for Homekey $250 million for the CalHome program $250 million for the California Housing Accelerator (CHA) Program $200 million for the Infill infrastructure Grant (IIG) Program of 2019 $150 million for Adaptive Reuse $145 million for Read More


Exciting New Clean Energy Programs for Climate Action

You’re invited to our intro webinars in June! The California Housing Partnership is excited to announce the launch of two new clean energy programs that multifamily affordable rental housing providers can use in 2022 to help finance sustainability upgrades during new construction or for existing building retrofits.   **NEW** Building Initiative for Low Emissions Development (BUILD) New construction, major retrofits Read More


The Partnership Welcomes Equity Policy Research Fellows This Summer

  The California Housing Partnership welcomes three fellows this summer as part of our new Equity Policy Research Fellowship program. This fellowship is a 10-12 week intensive training and coaching program for existing undergraduate and graduate students to foster the next generation of housing policy leaders and scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and lower-income backgrounds.   As Equity Read More


Advocates Urge Governor Newsom and Legislature to Fund Critical Anti-Displacement and Affordable Housing Program

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2022 Contact: chpc.net/contact SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week, the California State Legislature released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23 legislative budget agreement, in response to Governor Newsom’s budget proposal. Ahead of today’s deadline for passage of the state budget bill, PolicyLink, Enterprise Community Partners, Housing California, Public Advocates, California Housing Partnership, California Community Land Trust Network, Read More


New report raises major equity concerns with state middle-income housing program

A recent study completed by a team of graduate student researchers at the Goldman School of Public Policy raises major doubts about statewide efforts to reduce rent for middle income renters under current middle-income housing programs and raises new equity concerns. California’s middle income housing program has grown substantially in the last three years and currently includes over 12,000 units. Read More


California Can Build 14,000 Shovel-Ready Affordable Homes With $4 Billion Budget Surplus Investment

PRESS RELEASE Enterprise found that without additional funding, 46% of affordable homes in the state’s pipeline will be stalled due to a lack of federal resources SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2022) – A new analysis of California’s affordable housing pipeline from housing nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) found that with an investment of just 4 percent of the state’s nearly Read More


New 2022 Affordable Housing Need Reports for California Counties

Announcing new updates to the Partnership’s online Housing Needs Dashboard data tool (chpc.net/housingneeds) and new housing need reports for all 58 California counties   During #AffordableHousingMonth this year, the California Housing Partnership has newly released Affordable Housing Need Reports for all California counties. These reports track the progress of local, regional and state leaders’ initiatives to alleviate the housing instability Read More