Category: Partnership News

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

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

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

New 2022 Affordable Housing Need Reports for California Counties

Announcing new updates to the Partnership’s online Housing Needs Dashboard data tool ( 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

Press Release: New Housing Need Report for San Mateo County Highlights Housing Affordability Challenges for Low-Income Families: What Can Local Leaders Do to Help?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Vivian Le, Evelyn Stivers, Christina Gotuaco,  New Housing Need Report for San Mateo County Highlights Housing Affordability Challenges for Low-Income Families: What Can Local Leaders Do to Help?  May 2022 (SAN MATEO COUNTY) – New reports released today by the California Housing Partnershipemphasizes our reality today – that increases in the cost of Read More

Press Release: California Housing Partnership Affordable Needs Assessment for Los Angeles County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Media Contacts: Arianna Jukes, (310-903-0730) Alan Greenlee, (818-516-0680) Christina Gotuaco, (415-433-6804 x313) New Housing Need Report for Los Angeles County Highlights Read More

Press Release: New Reports on Bay Area Housing Costs Reinforce Advocates’ Calls for Affordable Housing Solutions

For immediate release  Latest Bay Area Housing Data Reinforces Advocates’ Calls for Affordable Housing Solutions, Investments May 10, 2022 (San Francisco Bay Area) – 2/3 of the Bay Area’s extremely low-income households are spending more than half of their earnings to pay rent, according to new data released today by the California Housing Partnership. The findings offer a data-driven presentation Read More

CalHFA’s Mixed-Income Program (MIP): Outcomes Analysis, Rounds 1-3

By the California Housing Partnership The California Housing Partnership recently analyzed data from the first three years of program awards of CalHFA’s Mixed Income Program (MIP) to assess its impact to date and compare it with other longstanding affordable housing finance programs on such factors as development type and location, levels of affordability, and costs.   MIP was created by Read More

Register Today! You’re Invited to the Partnership’s Solar 101 Institute

Hosted by the California Housing Partnership The Solar 101 Institute will consist of two 2-hour sessions covering installation logistics and the financing of solar photovoltaics (PV) on multifamily affordable apartment buildings, using available multifamily solar PV resources.    Part I – Introduction to Solar PV for Multifamily Affordable Properties Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT (Event details) Read More