From the Field: California Housing Partnership Releases 2022 Affordable Housing Needs Report

CA Affordable housing needs report 2022

California Housing Partnership, an NLIHC state partner, released a report on the state’s affordable housing shortage and investments in housing production. Over the past three years, the California Affordable Housing Needs Report 2022 shows, California has more than doubled its production of new affordable homes. Despite this progress, the state is funding 16% of the total number of affordable homes needed to meet Read More


New $1 Billion NoHo Development Will Have Segregated Affordable Housing

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In a joint project between Los Angeles Metro and two private development companies, the North Hollywood station’s park-and-ride lot is proposed to be replaced with a $1 billion mixed-use complex called District NoHo. Only 20% of its units will be dedicated to affordable housing, and those units will be segregated from the rest of the development.  Metro entered into an exclusive Read More


Audit finds state could do more to speed up affordable housing for state-owned property

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In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to prioritize building affordable housing on government-owned land. “In California, affordable housing is a significant concern,” Acting State Auditor Michael Tilden said. “There’s over 1.4 million low-income renter households in California that don’t have access to affordable housing.” Tilden said of the 44,000 state-owned properties the Department of General Services looked at, 92 Read More


State Faulted For Being Too Slow in Offering Affordable Housing According to An Audit

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A state audit report found that the state has failed to act effectively to produce affordable housing necessary to alleviate the state’s housing crisis. “The rapid creation of affordable housing is critical because more than 1.4 million low-income California renter households lack access to affordable housing,” Tilden wrote in a letter Tuesday to the governor and other state leaders… …The Read More


Affordable housing in the US is increasingly scarce, making renters ask: Where do we go?

People in the street

Sacramento County did the right thing last week by reversing course on the imminent closure of three motels housing more than 300 formerly homeless people. Following criticism aired at the supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, the leaders of the largest government in the region decided to extend the housing program known as Project Roomkey. Sacramento County only extended Roomkey until the end Read More


CA Must Build Millions Of Homes By 2030 To Address Housing Crisis

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California must build millions of homes by 2030 to address severe housing supply and demand challenges. That’s according to a new report published Wednesday by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, which is updated every four years and outlines challenges and strategies to address the state’s housing crisis over the next decade… …Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the Read More


Padilla announces bill to address homelessness, affordable housing crises

Alex Padilla

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced Friday 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 affordable housing shortages and provide a surge of funding for strategic, existing programs to reduce homelessness as well as for innovative, locally-developed solutions to help those Read More


Berman bill would limit cities’ ability to tack on fees to housing developments

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Cities will no longer be able to tack on impact fees to housing units that developers produce through California’s density-bonus program under legislation proposed by state Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park… …Sponsored by the California Housing Consortium and the California Housing Partnership, AB 2006 would require the three state agencies to enter into a memorandum of understanding to ensure Read More