Category: Partnership News

Housing Experts Caution Local Governments on JPA Proposals to Convert Luxury Apartments to Government-Owned Middle-Income Housing

The California Housing Partnership joins CSG Advisors and HR&A Advisors, Inc. in highlighting the urgent need for local governments to carefully weigh the potential pitfalls and opportunity costs associated with using property tax exemptions to finance the conversion of luxury apartments into government-owned middle-income housing in California. Joint powers authorities (“JPAs”) acting on behalf of profit-seeking private investors have been asking many local governments across the Read More


Where Are California’s Affordable Homes and How Do They Benefit Local Communities?

The California Housing Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of our Affordable Housing Map & Benefits Calculator! The newly expanded data tool serves as a comprehensive inventory of California’s state- and federally-subsidized affordable housing and now includes a forward-looking Benefits Calculator that enables policymakers, planners, affordable housing providers and advocates to estimate the social, economic, Read More


Leading housing advocates call for Build Back Better investment in affordable housing

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 8, 2021 Contact: Adam Bink | abink@spitfirestrategies.com | 716-725-4569 (cell) Leading housing advocates call for Build Back Better investment in affordable housing As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate infrastructure package, advocates note once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity Sacramento, CA – Amid surging rent prices and a startling increase in the number of Californians experiencing homelessness, Housing California, Read More


New Key Indicators of Affordable Housing Need

The California Housing Partnership is pleased to announce that based on input from focus groups and users, we have upgraded our interactive online Housing Needs Dashboard — first introduced last year — to include new indicators, data and functionality: 1) Cost Burden by Race and Ethnicity: Housing Need tab Racial disparities in access to a safe, stable, and affordable home Read More


Los Angeles County Makes Progress in Addressing Affordable Housing Needs

The California Housing Partnership is pleased to announce the release of Los Angeles County’s 2021 Affordable Housing Outcomes Report. Significantly, the report finds that Los Angeles County’s investments (including almost $600,000,000 in NOFA awards since 2014) and policies over the past five years have led to a gradually expanding inventory of affordable homes and rental assistance programs in Los Angeles County Read More


Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Enactment of the 2021/22 State Budget

The California Housing Partnership applauds the historic investment of state resources to help address the dire housing needs of California’s low-income families, including those experiencing homelessness. The enacted state budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal year includes more than $5 billion to increase and preserve the supply of affordable homes as well as critical additional funding to house and provide services to persons Read More


56 of California’s 58 Counties Lacked Enough Affordable Homes Even Before the Pandemic

RELEASE: New 2021 Affordable Housing Needs Reports from the California Housing Partnership Every spring, the Partnership publishes Housing Needs Reports assessing the failure of California’s housing markets to meet the needs of low-income families. Highlights from this year’s reports include:   Even before the pandemic, low-income renter households lacked access to an affordable home in 56 of California’s 58 counties. In every one of California’s 58 Read More


Joint Statement on San Diego County Housing Need Report and San Diego Housing Federation Call to Action

The San Diego County Housing Need Report released today underscores that the severe shortage of affordable homes and the crisis of unaffordability facing San Diego residents continues unabated. Even before the pandemic hit, only one in ten of the lowest income households in San Diego could afford their current rent. More than half of very low-income renters spend upwards of Read More


PRESS RELEASE: Housing Costs Put Low-Income Families At Risk of Homelessness, New Report Shows Deficit in Affordable Housing and Funding in the San Joaquin Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Alicia Sebastian, California Coalition for Rural Housing Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership Housing Costs Put Low-Income Families At Risk of Homelessness, New Report Shows Deficit in Affordable Housing and Funding in the San Joaquin Valley May 27, 2021 (San Joaquin Valley, CA) – The California Housing Partnership released today — in collaboration with the California Read More


PRESS RELEASE: Annual Housing Needs Report Shows Affordable Housing Shortfall – San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Nelson, San Diego Housing Federation Annual Housing Needs Report Shows Affordable Housing Shortfall Housing Advocates call for State action to support local response to produce and preserve homes that are affordable SAN DIEGO, CA –The San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) releases the annual Housing Needs Report from the California Housing Partnership. The annual report highlights Read More