Category: Policy

Advocates Urge Governor Newsom and Legislature to Fund Critical Anti-Displacement and Affordable Housing Program

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2022 Contact: chpc.net/contact SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week, the California State Legislature released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23 legislative budget agreement, in response to Governor Newsom’s budget proposal. Ahead of today’s deadline for passage of the state budget bill, PolicyLink, Enterprise Community Partners, Housing California, Public Advocates, California Housing Partnership, California Community Land Trust Network, Read More


New report raises major equity concerns with state middle-income housing program

A recent study completed by a team of graduate student researchers at the Goldman School of Public Policy raises major doubts about statewide efforts to reduce rent for middle income renters under current middle-income housing programs and raises new equity concerns. California’s middle income housing program has grown substantially in the last three years and currently includes over 12,000 units. Read More


California Can Build 14,000 Shovel-Ready Affordable Homes With $4 Billion Budget Surplus Investment

PRESS RELEASE Enterprise found that without additional funding, 46% of affordable homes in the state’s pipeline will be stalled due to a lack of federal resources SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2022) – A new analysis of California’s affordable housing pipeline from housing nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) found that with an investment of just 4 percent of the state’s nearly Read More


New 2022 Affordable Housing Need Reports for California Counties

Announcing new updates to the Partnership’s online Housing Needs Dashboard data tool (chpc.net/housingneeds) and new housing need reports for all 58 California counties   During #AffordableHousingMonth this year, the California Housing Partnership has newly released Affordable Housing Need Reports for all California counties. These reports track the progress of local, regional and state leaders’ initiatives to alleviate the housing instability Read More


CalHFA’s Mixed-Income Program (MIP): Outcomes Analysis, Rounds 1-3

By the California Housing Partnership The California Housing Partnership recently analyzed data from the first three years of program awards of CalHFA’s Mixed Income Program (MIP) to assess its impact to date and compare it with other longstanding affordable housing finance programs on such factors as development type and location, levels of affordability, and costs.   MIP was created by Read More


Press Release: Asm. Wicks Introduces Housing Opportunities for Everyone (HOPE) Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Friday, March 25, 2022   CONTACT:  Erin Ivie, Communications Director  erin.ivie@asm.ca.gov / 510-619-8495   Asm. Wicks Introduces Housing Opportunities for Everyone (HOPE) Act  ACA 14 would establish dedicated, long-term funding for solutions to housing and homelessness crisis SACRAMENTO — On Friday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks introduced the Housing Opportunities for Everyone (HOPE) Act, a constitutional amendment establishing a Read More


Rents Trend Upward for Older, More Affordable Properties during the Pandemic – Microblog Series

Launching our inaugural microblog! Throughout the year, the Partnership’s Research team will spotlight various key points from our recent research to provide you with extra perspectives on the issues surrounding housing affordability in California and the research and data tools being developed by our team to better understand the challenges + how they can be overcome. As more businesses, schools, Read More


Press Release: Padilla Announces Legislation to Address Affordable Housing and Homelessness Crises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2022 CONTACT: Tess Whittlesey (202) 224-3553 Senator Padilla joins local stakeholders in Sacramento to introduce Housing for All Act SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced comprehensive legislation to address the affordable housing and homelessness crises in California and across the country. The Housing for All Act of 2022 would invest in proven solutions to address critical Read More


Press Release: Amid Worsening Housing Crisis, California Legislators Seek to Combat Imminent Loss of Affordable Housing

Innovative New Tax Credit Would Help to Preserve 25,000 Units of Affordable Housing Over the Next Five Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 10, 2022 Dana Alpert Legislative/Communications Assistant dana.alpert@asm.ca.gov SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1911, which would create a new tax credit program to preserve at least 25,000 units of affordable housing Read More


How Many Affordable Homes are At Risk of Conversion in California?

The current California affordable housing crisis will only worsen if nothing more is done to protect the thousands of subsidized affordable rental homes at risk of market rate conversion. According to the Affordable Homes At Risk | 2022 Report by the California Housing Partnership, 20,792 subsidized affordable rental homes have already been lost through conversion to market rate units and 7,053 more are at Read More