COVID-19 Response

Resources for California

CALIFORNIA HOUSING PARTNERSHIP
California’s Experts on Affordable Housing Finance, Advocacy & Policy

Research &
Analysis

 

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Briefings

HOUSING FRAGILITY/RENTER CONFIDENCE BY RACE/ETHNICITY

COVID-19 Housing Fragility by Race/EthnicityHousehold fragility findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey being administered weekly to measure experiences and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including racial disparities in housing security from the economic fallout: 

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON EXISTING AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENTS

Break-even analysis modeling the income and rent impacts on existing LIHTC affordable developments from coronavirus loss of employment and income: 
April 22, 2020 Published Data (blog)

 

LENDER/INVESTOR PANEL SERIES 2020

BANKING – Series on the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19 on multifamily affordable housing lending and investing:

  • Part I: April 30 – Overview: Developments in construction, operations and the pipeline 
  • Part II: August 18 – Developments in the pipeline and under construction
  • Part III: November 12 – Post-election outlook for federal tax policy & implications for California’s LIHTC market
  • December 3 – Partner event – COVID-19-related effects on the underwriting process

CLEAN ENERGY SERIES 2020

CLEAN ENERGY – Briefings on geography-specific resources for existing multifamily affordable housing properties to improve resiliency:


Federal Policy Responses

 

State Policy Responses

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) FAQs: 
January 19, 2021 List [US Dept. of the Treasury]

American Rescue Plan – Emergency Legislative Package to Fund Vaccinations, Provide Immediate, Direct Relief to Families Bearing the Brunt of the COVID-19 Crisis, and Support Struggling Communities:
January 2021 Summary [Build Back Better/President-elect Biden]

Ensuring Housing Stability During a Crisis, Call for COVID-19 Relief:
January 14, 2021 Recommendations [NLIHC]

Summary of Housing Provisions in Emergency COVID-19 Relief Package:
December 21, 2020 Summary [NLIHC]

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Estimated Allocations by State from Proposed Relief Bill: 
December 2020 List [NLIHC]

Moving Forward Act of 2020 (HR 2) – Housing Provisions:
August 12, 2020 Summary

Bipartisan Congressional Support for Low Income Housing Credit: 
July 31, 2020 Letter

HUD FY2021 Appropriations Bill:
July 7, 2020 Summary

CARES Act FY2020 Formula Grants – California:
June 9, 2020 Data Table

HEROES Act – Emergency Rental Assistance:
May 13, 2020 Summary [NLIHC]

CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Payments – California:
May 11, 2020 Data Table

CALLS FOR COVID-19 RELIEF

The Partnership and other housing advocacy organizations statewide urge our Congressional delegation for bold leadership in service of the thousands of low-income Californians at risk of eviction, displacement or homelessness from the pandemic’s economic fallout.

 

SB 91 & the State Rental Assistance Program:
February 1, 2021 Presentation [BCSH] 

State Budget Housing & Homelessness Budget Overview: 
January 8, 2021 Presentation [BCSH]

Call for COVID-19 Break-Even Assistance for Affordable Housing Providers:
September 8, 2020 Letter to HCD  (NPH and signers)

Call for COVID-19 Assistance to Renters, Small Landlords, Affordable Housing Providers
August 10, 2020 Letter to Governor:  (Advocacy organizations and signers)

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020:
September 9, 2020 Summary [HousingNow!]

State Budget May Revision 2020Commentary on the Governor’s State Budget (May Revision) from Matt Schwartz, President and CEO: 
May 15, 2020 Commentary

PROJECT ROOMKEY TO HOMEKEY

The Partnership is providing technical assistance to support long-term housing solutions for formerly homeless individuals and families who are being moved into hotel rooms and other short-term accommodations for coronavirus emergency response. 
HCD Homekey Website

Governor’s announcement of Project Homekey: June 2020 Announcement

“Keeping California’s Homeless Housed” Memo to the Governor’s Office by Matt Schwartz and Mark Stivers: April 2020 Memo 

#KEEPCAHOUSED

Initiative with the California Housing Consortium to support low-income renters at risk of displacement due to the pandemic.

View website: Keep California Housed

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

Our advocacy team continues to push for policies and funding at the state level to facilitate the urgent provision of more affordable homes.

View page: Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

Related Projects

Roadmap HOME 2030  Housing Needs Dashboard Interactive Data Tool  Affordable Housing Benefits Map Data Tool

 

Additional Resources

From NLIHC: Rental Assistance Database (Google doc)

From the California Department of Real Estate: AB 3088 Eviction Protection Training Materials

Affordable Housing Benefits Map Data Tool      NHC logo        NLIHC logo