Category: Partnership News

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


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


New Updates to California’s Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map

The Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map (chpc.net/benefitsmap) provides policymakers, housing providers, advocates and elected officials with the data and visual tools to communicate the positive impacts of affordable housing in California. The California Housing Partnership is excited to announce the following updates to the Benefits Map as of September 1, 2020:   1 | Map layers. The new 2020 TCAC/HCD Opportunity Map to affirmatively further Read More


Join the Partnership at this Year’s Fall Conferences!

We miss seeing your friendly faces! The pandemic has made personal connections more difficult this year, so we hope you will be able to join us at these conference sessions our team is presenting this Fall.  August: Housing California – 8/31 to 9/4 Impact of the Presidential Elections on Federal Housing Policy Monday, August 31, 2020 and after (on-demand) MODERATOR: Read More


GREEN Webinar: Clean Energy For Healthy Affordable Housing, Bay Area

Join us on October 20th at noon for this GREEN Talk! This webinar will focus on Bay Area specific clean energy policies and programs for existing multifamily affordable housing properties. It will also look at how Bay Area developers and organizations apply these policies and programs in order to build healthier communities and lower operating cost. In addition to a Read More


Racial Disparities in Housing Security from COVID-19 Economic Fallout

Racial disparities in access to safe, stable, and affordable housing were present long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit California. People of color are more likely to experience housing cost burdens, homelessness, and housing instability in the state and are less likely to own homes and acquire wealth, due in large part to California’s long history of discrimination in public and private housing markets, structural racism, and government-sponsored segregation. Recent Read More


Webinar: Lenders and Investors Respond to COVID-19 Impact, Part II, August 18th

Join the California Housing Partnership on Tuesday, August 18 from 3:00-4:30 pm for Part II of the conversation we began in April about the challenges that nonprofit developers of multifamily affordable housing face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely discussion with investors, lenders, and nonprofit developers will delve into how the field is adapting to a changing Read More