Category: Policy

Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit 2021

The California Housing Partnership is pleased to announce that we will hold our second annual Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit on October 12-14, 2021! Scheduled on three consecutive mornings, the summit will discuss the practical challenges and public policy implications of electrifying new and existing affordable housing buildings. The first session each morning will be open to the general public. This 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

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

Federal Action Alert for COVID-19 Renter Relief

This week the House of Representatives will vote on a COVID-19 relief bill (the American Rescue Plan Act) to help America’s lowest-income renters address rent arrears and remain housed and to bring people experiencing homelessness indoors.  The bill provides $25 billion in rental assistance including: $19.05 billion for emergency rental assistance (ERA) for low-income families experiencing a financial hardship during Read More

Creating a Unified Process to Award All State Affordable Rental Housing Funding “One-Stop Shop”

A SYSTEMS ISSUE WITH A HEAVY PRICE TAG   Numerous policymakers have cited the pressing need to reduce the cost and time involved in producing new affordable rental homes in California; as have taxpayers, the media, and stakeholder groups taking a critical look at accountability in this realm. New analysis from the California Housing Partnership (the Partnership) finds that each additional 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

California Affordable Housing Priorities for Congress in the Next COVID-19 Stimulus

At a time when access to affordable homes was already extremely challenging (as described in this recent report by the California Housing Partnership), COVID-19 has devastated California’s low-income communities by taking away incomes and mobility and in some cases, health. The California Housing Partnership thanks Congress for the critical supports provided in the March 25th CARES Act and the Governor Read More