Sacramento County needs 63,00 new apartments and homes to meet the demand of renters, according to a new report by the California Housing Partnership. The nonprofit, which helps government and housing agencies, says this number is an increase over last year, and that stagnant supply has caused the average rent for a two-bedroom to increase to $1,445, up $95 a Read More
Advocates of affordable housing have begun a campaign for a $900 million city bond issue to fund construction of 7,500 units for veterans, elderly and families with children. San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward joined members of the nonprofit San Diego Housing Federation on Tuesday to announce the campaign to place the measure on the November 2020 general election ballot.
For more than a decade, Shao Zhao has called Chinatown’s sprawling, green stucco Hillside Villa apartment complex her home. Perched off Cesar Chavez Avenue, the building is just a short jaunt from businesses that cater to neighborhood’s majority-immigrant population, making it the ideal spot for Zhao’s 55-year-old mother, who speaks Cantonese and rarely drives outside the city. For years, the pair never Read More
Los Angeles’s affordable housing crisis is well documented, but an annual report from the California Housing Partnership and the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing shines a harsh light on the severity of the matter. According to the report, which is released annually, LA County would need to add more than a half-million units of affordable housing—516,946, to be exact—to meet existing Read More
Fewer than a third of low-income families have access to housing they can afford in Southern California, a housing advocacy group reported Tuesday, May 21. The report shows a shortfall of nearly 759,000 units affordable to low-income renters in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as of 2017, according to the California Housing Partnership, a state-created nonprofit dedicated Read More
A landmark bill to spur housing development statewide, including near transit centers such as the North Bay’s commuter train line, will be revived next year after being shelved this week by a committee chairman, state Sen. Mike McGuire said Friday. McGuire, who co-authored Senate Bill 50, said he intended to work through summer and fall to improve the legislation, which Read More
We know how to slash energy bills and reduce climate pollution for low-income housing in California. A new report shows that more than 10,000 low-income renter households have already or will soon be upgraded with a combination of energy efficiency, solar energy, and low-emission electric heating equipment. But almost twice that many are still waiting.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced a collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Institute to catalyze the development of a speedy and scalable process for zero-carbon retrofits in the multifamily home sector through the RMI’s REALIZE initiative, which aims to produce zero carbon retrofits for residential buildings.
California’s governor wants to fund housing for families whose moderate income puts them beyond the scope of current assistance programs. Similar efforts are underway in Boston and Philadelphia. And in Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, has proposed spending $20 million to spur development of homes for families earning up to $141,000 a year.