Category: Housing Need

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


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


PRESS RELEASE: Low-Income Renters See No Relief in Post-COVID-19 Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Jeannette Brown, SCANPH Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership Alan Greenlee, SCANPH Low-Income Renters See No Relief in Post-COVID-19 Recovery; New Data Shows Crisis-Level Deficit of Affordable Housing New Report Builds Case for Action May 26, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – As California begins to open back up as part of the COVID-19 recovery, new data Read More


PRESS RELEASE: New Housing Data Confirms Lack of Affordability in Santa Cruz County Housing Supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Don Lane, Housing Santa Cruz County Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership May 18, 2021 (Santa Cruz, CA) – In the midst of the events and activities of Affordable Housing Month — designed to explore opportunities and solutions for our Santa Cruz County housing challenges — new data demonstrates that high housing costs continue to plague Read More


PRESS RELEASE: New Reports On Bay Area Housing Costs Demonstrates Need For CA Legislature And State Budget To Prioritize Affordable Housing Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Yesenia Jameson, NPH Alina Harway, NPH Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership May 6, 2021 (San Francisco Bay Area) – In anticipation of the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the 2021-22 state budget proposal, and as affordable housing advocates and supporters across the Bay Area kickoff Affordable Housing Month, a new set of reports from the California 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