Category: Partnership News

5 Key Takeaways for Making Building Decarbonization Work in Affordable Housing

The California Housing Partnership hosted a five-part Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit in late 2020 to understand the opportunities and challenges of building decarbonization policies and programs across California that impact multifamily affordable housing.    This report, an outcome of the Summit, offers vital insights to inform the state’s building decarbonization policies and ensure equitable outcomes for affordable housing providers and their residents. The Read More

Statement Condemning Recent Racist Violence

The Partnership condemns in the strongest terms the racism against people of Asian descent that appears to have motivated the recent Atlanta area killings and was clearly involved in the recent series of incidents of violence and harassment here in California. Our thoughts are with colleagues, industry partners and staff who are directly or indirectly affected by the incidents that Read More

New Report Shows Challenges Facing Low-Income California Renters in 2021, Calls for Strategic Response

CALIFORNIA, March 18, 2021 — The findings in this year’s 2021 California Affordable Housing Needs Report from the California Housing Partnership tell a clear story: the pandemic impacts have only worsened an already untenable situation facing low-income California renters, with rising homelessness and cost burdens leading to increased housing fragility and worsening racial inequality.   78% of extremely low-income (ELI) renter Read More

Where are Affordable Homes Most At Risk in California?

California has already lost 18,043 subsidized affordable rental homes and today, another 6,785 subsidized affordable rental homes are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year. These homes house thousands of low-income seniors, families and individuals and can be found in 35 of California’s 55 counties, according to the Affordable Homes At Risk | 2021 Report by the California Housing Partnership.    By 2030, more Read More

State Policy Priorities for 2021: Announcing California’s Roadmap HOME

The California Housing Partnership is proud to announce the release of the 2021 policy priorities from the Roadmap HOME — the first long-term, comprehensive, and evidence-based framework of policy solutions to end homelessness and create stable, affordable homes for all Californians.    Developed in partnership with Housing California and leading policy experts, researchers and advocates from across the state, this Read More

California’s affordable housing leaders offer sneak preview of forthcoming Roadmap HOME 2030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 26, 2021 Contact: Adam Bink, Spitfire // Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership California’s affordable housing leaders offer sneak preview of forthcoming Roadmap HOME 2030 Coalition unveils framework of bold policy priorities for 2021-22 legislative session SACRAMENTO — As the 2021-22 legislative session gets underway, Housing California and California Housing Partnership offered a sneak preview of the Read More

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