Category: CHPC News

New AHSC Report Assesses Cap-and-Trade Housing Program Benefits

Today, the California Housing Partnership and Enterprise Community Partners published a report that uses newly available data to assess the climate and community benefits delivered by the Cap-and-Trade-funded Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program through its first three funding rounds. To date, the program has awarded $701 million to 77 location-efficient developments across the state that combine affordable housing and transportation infrastructure.   The report finds that Read More


Governor Signs SB 1477: Incentives for New Low-Emissions Affordable Homes

During the Global Climate Summit last week, the Governor signed SB 1477 (Stern), which will incentivize low-emissions technologies for affordable housing. SB 700 (Weiner), which will incentivize energy storage, is currently on the Governor’s desk. Recognizing that we need climate solutions that support new affordable housing, the California Housing Partnership worked with housing, energy equity, environmental and industry organizations on Read More


Partnership Chosen to Ensure Equitable Solar Access on California Multifamily Affordable Housing

The California Housing Partnership is part of a team of leading clean energy and affordable housing organizations in California to run the new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) initiative will provide up to $100 million annually for 10 years to fund solar energy installations on multifamily housing serving low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout the Read More


Q&A with Collin Tateishi: New Addition to CHPC’s GREEN Team

Last week, Collin Tateishi joined the California Housing Partnership as a Sustainable Housing Policy Analyst. In this new role, Collin manages CHPC’s efforts to increase access to water efficiency and conservation programs for nonprofit affordable housing owners and the low-income tenants they serve. He also supports various energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives by assisting the Green Rental Home Energy Read More


CHPC Hires Research Director, Expands Policy Team

The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) is excited to announce that we have hired Stacey Murphy as our new Research Director to join Policy Analyst Danielle Mazzella in expanding our ability to support our allies in Sacramento and around the state with high quality analysis of affordable housing needs and solutions. Thanks to a grant from the California Water Foundation, we Read More


Join CHPC at our Housing CA Conference Institutes and Workshops

April 11, 2016 | The 2016 Housing California Conference kicks off tomorrow, April 12  in Sacramento. The California Housing Partnership is  proud that our team of experts will be moderating and speaking in 14 workshops and institutes this year on a variety of topics including affordable housing finance and policy. We hope you will visit one or more of our hosted institutes and workshops Read More


35,785 Affordable Homes in California At-Risk of Conversion

Each year the California Housing Partnership uses data from our Affordable Housing Preservation Clearinghouse to present an annual summary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) subsidized housing at risk of loss of affordability in California. The California Housing Partnership collects and analyzes data from HUD and the state to assess risk of conversion to market rate for HUD-subsidized Read More


Using Data to inform Energy and Water Retrofits: Q&A with Tabitha Harrison at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)

Tenderloin Neighborhood Hood Development Corporation (TNDC) is a nonprofit affordable housing and services provider in San Francisco that owns and operates over 2,500 units of housing at 32 propertes. In recent years, TNDC staff members have ramped up energy and water usage benchmarking efforts throughout their portfolio. Tabitha Harrison joined TNDC as the Sustainability Program Manager in November 2015, where Read More


What is Real Cost of Solar in Affordable Housing and Why Should We Care?

As we weigh the value proposition of installing solar PV’s in affordable multifamily rental properties, it is important for housing organizations to have some understanding about what the costs of solar PV are. This can be difficult because there has been very little transparency about the real costs of solar, especially for installations financed through third-party ownership structures, such as Read More


Is 2016 the Year Solar Reaches Low-Income Renters?

Looking back on 2015, several game changing events occurred or were put in play that will enhance solar access and improve the economics of solar investments for affordable housing organizations for years to come. To recap, a big highlight of 2015 was the enactment of the AB 693. AB 693 was introduced by Majority Caucus Leader Susan Eggman (Assembly District Read More