Category: Housing Need

COVID-19 Exacerbates Cost of Living Challenges Throughout the State

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, households throughout the country find themselves facing the dual threat of loss of income and housing insecurity in the wake of prolonged shelter-in-place mandates. The California Housing Partnership’s Housing Needs Dashboard shows that in California, the cost of living was significantly higher than what many families with low incomes could afford – even before the pandemic.    The Read More


New Data Underscores California’s Failure to Meet Low-Income Housing Production Goals – Dashboard Series #3

Post updated on 9/24/2020 at 1:10 pm The California Housing Partnership recently updated the Housing Needs Dashboard to include the most current data on how well California’s cities and counties are meeting their regional housing goals for different income groups. This new data reveals not only that nearly every city and county in California is failing to meet its production goals for Read More


The Need for Long-Term State Financing of Affordable Housing – Dashboard Series #2

The California Housing Partnership’s new Housing Needs Dashboard reveals not only that 1.3 million low-income renter households in California do not have access to an affordable home, but also that this situation has persisted for years.  My 22 years of experience working in affordable housing has made clear to me that the private market is unable to produce homes for Read More


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


Webinar: Housing Needs Dashboard Demonstration, July 9

The California Housing Partnership recently launched the Housing Needs Dashboard, a new online data tool to discover and compare housing data for every California county and the state overall: Affordable housing need versus supply Housing market condition indicators Federal and state affordable housing funding levels  Multifamily housing production and preservation trends Join us on Thursday, July 9, at 11:30 am 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


Demystifying California’s Affordable Homes Shortfall

Much of my work at the California Housing Partnership focuses on analyzing the state of affordable rental housing in California and its impacts on individual residents and families, taxpayers, and local economies. Last month, these efforts culminated in our release of the 2020 California Affordable Housing Needs Report. One of the major data findings from this year’s report is the Read More


Request to Support Affordable Housing Legislation in 2020

Amidst today’s uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its implications for the daily lives of California’s lowest-income families, now more than ever we need our state leaders to strengthen our ability to house and protect low-income families, seniors, and individuals. We applaud Governor Newsom’s Executive Order protecting renters and ask the Legislature to move forward with longer term plans and resources.   Read More


New Report Finds Bay Area Needs 235,656 More Affordable Homes

A new report from the California Housing Partnership finds that the Bay Area needs 235,656 more affordable homes just to meet existing needs. The report finds that: High housing costs are effectively doubling official county poverty rates. More than two-thirds of the lowest income households are severely rent burdened, meaning they are paying more than half their incomes in housing Read More


Mapping the Benefits of Affordable Housing in California

What social and economic benefits are generated when we relieve low-income families of housing insecurity and rent burden? Or when we help households move to healthier higher resource neighborhoods? How much local economic activity, job creation, and tax revenue is generated when we build and preserve affordable housing? To help answer these questions, the California Housing Partnership recently launched the Affordable Read More