State Policy Priorities for 2021: Announcing California’s Roadmap HOME

The California Housing Partnership is proud to announce the release of the 2021 policy priorities from the Roadmap HOME — the first long-term, comprehensive, and evidence-based framework of policy solutions to end homelessness and create stable, affordable homes for all Californians.    Developed in partnership with Housing California and leading policy experts, researchers and advocates from across the state, this Read More

California’s affordable housing leaders offer sneak preview of forthcoming Roadmap HOME 2030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 26, 2021 Contact: Adam Bink, Spitfire // Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership California’s affordable housing leaders offer sneak preview of forthcoming Roadmap HOME 2030 Coalition unveils framework of bold policy priorities for 2021-22 legislative session SACRAMENTO — As the 2021-22 legislative session gets underway, Housing California and California Housing Partnership offered a sneak preview of the Read More

New AHSC Report Highlights Climate & Economic Benefits of 11,300 Sustainable Homes

The California Housing Partnership has released a new policy brief co-authored with Enterprise Community Partners documenting the substantial community and economic benefits made possible by the first five rounds of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. Since its inception in 2014, AHSC has exemplified how land use, affordable housing, and high-quality transportation can be married together in a Read More

Statement on Governor Newsom’s budget proposal

As leaders in California’s affordable housing movement, we appreciate that Governor Newsom’s budget includes proposals that will help reduce homelessness, increase the supply of affordable housing across California, protect renters from eviction and discrimination, and address racial inequities that have plagued our state. These proposals include a third year of expanding the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, restoring Read More

An Interview with New HCD Leadership on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in California

Thank you to Gustavo Velasquez (“GV”), HCD Director, and Tyrone Buckley (“TB”), Assistant Deputy Director of Fair Housing, for sharing their time with us for this conversation on the crucial topic of affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) — the legal duty to promote integrated communities, increase access to opportunity, overcome patterns of racial segregation, and transform racially or ethnically concentrated areas of Read More

Response to the State Auditor’s November 2020 Report

We agree with the State Auditor that California must develop and implement a long-term, comprehensive and coordinated plan to house those who are experiencing homelessness and lack access to affordable homes. While the claim in the November 2020 audit that $2.7B in tax-exempt bonds were wasted oversimplifies the program mechanics and ignores the economic conditions at the time, what’s critical now — when Read More

COVID-19 Exacerbates Cost of Living Challenges Throughout the State

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, households throughout the country find themselves facing the dual threat of loss of income and housing insecurity in the wake of prolonged shelter-in-place mandates. The California Housing Partnership’s Housing Needs Dashboard shows that in California, the cost of living was significantly higher than what many families with low incomes could afford – even before the pandemic.    The Read More

59% of Black Renters Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Due to Continued Effects of Pandemic

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first wave of results from the second phase of the Household Pulse Survey, an experimental survey to measure the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over time. The survey assesses housing security among several other economic, educational, and health indicators by asking whether respondents paid last month’s rent or mortgage and Read More

New Data Underscores California’s Failure to Meet Low-Income Housing Production Goals – Dashboard Series #3

Post updated on 9/24/2020 at 1:10 pm The California Housing Partnership recently updated the Housing Needs Dashboard to include the most current data on how well California’s cities and counties are meeting their regional housing goals for different income groups. This new data reveals not only that nearly every city and county in California is failing to meet its production goals for Read More

Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020 Hosted by the California Housing Partnership w/ Support from the Energy Foundation & Greenlining Institute This summit is a forum for Nonprofit Affordable Housing Teams to discuss and recommend equitable decarbonize strategies for new and existing affordable housing properties. Amidst the perfect storm of a pandemic within a pre-existing housing emergency within a growing climate crisis, what Read More