May 2, 2024 Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) introduced the Government Facilities to Affordable Housing Conversion Act, legislation which will support the conversion of unused and underutilized federal, state, and local government-owned buildings into affordable housing units, increasing the supply of affordable housing nationwide and developing housing that is responsive to the needs of local communities. Read More

Plans for affordable housing move forward at 1318 4th Street in Santa Monica

April 15, 2024 As California tries to claw its way out of its housing affordability crisis, policymakers have been Two years after an unsuccessful campaign to block the demolition of Downtown Santa Monica’s Parking Structure 3, plans to build affordable housing on the empty lot it left behind are starting to move forward. Last week, the Santa Monica City Council approved a design Read More

Community Voices: Voters Must Demand Concrete Plans for Affordable Housing From Political Candidates

April 16, 2024 As an advocate for equitable housing solutions, I am deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing across our state—particularly in the Coachella Valley. Affordable housing isn’t just about shelter; it’s about equity, economic stability, social cohesion and the very fabric of our American culture. All people need to have the ability to pursue the American dream, Read More

California Housing Is Even Less Affordable Than You Think, UC Berkeley Study Says

May 2, 2024 As California tries to claw its way out of its housing affordability crisis, policymakers have been asking the wrong question, according to a new study from UC Berkeley. The study, published Thursday by researchers at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, argues the classic question — “Is a place affordable?” — should instead be supplanted with a Read More

Santa Clara County affordable housing sees huge funding drop

June 5, 2024 State and federal funding for affordable housing took a steep drop in Santa Clara County last year, putting more of a burden on local governments to address the housing crisis. The cuts in state and federal funding declined by 24%, resulting in a $225 million funding decrease for affordable housing, according to a report released earlier this month by Read More

We want to hear from you: How has the cost of living in San Diego impacted your life?

June 17, 2024 On average, a single person in San Diego County needs to make $47.67 an hour to afford the average monthly rent. That’s according to a report released last month by the San Diego Housing Federation and the California Housing Partnership. The report also found that the county has a shortage of more than 134,500 homes for low-income renters. Meanwhile, Read More