Category: Cal Housing Partnership News

Bay Area Rents Drop But Are Still Too High – Dashboard Series #1

In this California Housing Needs Dashboard blog series, members of the Partnership’s research team highlight key indicators accessible in our new online data tool. The Dashboard provides key affordable housing statistics and housing market metrics for all 58 counties of California. WHO CAN AFFORD TO RENT With the impact of the coronavirus pandemic stretching on, our first spotlight is on Read More

New Online Dashboard from the California Housing Partnership Visualizes California’s Housing Needs

The California Housing Partnership is excited to announce the launch of a new Housing Needs Dashboard, an interactive online affordable housing data portal. The Partnership designed the dashboard as a tool through which policymakers, planners, affordable housing providers, and advocates can access key California housing metrics and track indicators over time at both the state and county level.    “We hope the Read More

Black Lives Matter

Dear friends and colleagues,  The staff and board of the California Housing Partnership are heartsick at the pervasive and systemic injustices that George Floyd’s murder, and those of the many other Black and Brown people before him, has laid bare in our society. We know well from the work we do in the housing sector that our laws and financial Read More

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

NEWLY PUBLISHED: 2020 Affordable Housing Needs Reports  From the California Housing Partnership   Recent events have amplified the longstanding injustices caused by social inequities that continue to plague our society. Since 2014, the California Housing Partnership has published reports documenting the failure of California’s housing markets to meet the needs of low-income families. Even before COVID-19, 1.3 million low-income California households lacked access to affordable homes. Read More

Webinar: Clean Energy Resources for COVID-19 Response

The California Housing Partnership (the Partnership), in coordination with SCANPH, is excited to host a webinar discussing Clean Energy Resources for COVID-19 Response on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 AM. This webinar is designed to provide a high-level overview of major clean energy programs available in Southern California for your portfolio of existing multifamily affordable housing properties. The need to Read More

Governor’s Budget Makes Critical Downpayment to House the Homeless; Bolder Action Needed Ahead

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a revised state budget for California (May Revision). The California Housing Partnership is heartened to see that despite the state’s anticipated record budget deficit, the governor is standing by earlier commitments to continue funding $500 million in state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in 2021. These state housing credits, first authorized last year thanks in large part to Read More

TCAC and HCD re-release draft changes to Opportunity Map in rural and rapidly changing areas (comments due May 18)

Last week, the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) re-released the draft 2020 TCAC/HCD Opportunity Map for public comments, which are due at 5pm on Monday, May 18. Directions on how to submit comments are available on the California State Treasurer’s website.    TCAC and HCD use this map to inform policies which aim to Read More

California Affordable Housing Providers Face Potential $1.7 Billion COVID-19 Loss

In an April 16th post from President & CEO Matt Schwartz, the California Housing Partnership made the case that while Congress, the Governor and the Legislature have taken important steps to address the needs of renters, there is a ticking financial time bomb represented by low-income households living in rent-restricted housing unsupported by rent subsidies, who have lost substantial income due to COVID-19 and Read More

Webinar: Lenders and Investors Respond to COVID-19 Impact, April 30

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals how critical safe, stable, homes are to our communities’ ability to get and stay healthy. However, as rent collections fall, construction is delayed, and a bear market slows LIHTC investment opportunities, the affordable housing industry faces unprecedented challenges to the financial health of the affordable housing development sector.  Join NPH and the California Housing Partnership on Read More

2019 – A Happier New Year for Affordable Housing in California

As we head into the first full week of 2019, I wanted to share five reasons why I am feeling optimistic about the state of affordable housing in California: 1.  California’s own Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives last week. While she can’t take us back in time to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 bill or change Read More