Policy Engagement to Expand the Supply of Affordable Homes in California
The California Housing Partnership advocates at the state and federal level for affordable housing resources. The Partnership leads and coordinates regulatory and legislative housing advocacy efforts to increase funding for sustainability and housing production programs creating and preserving more low-income housing in the state, and we facilitate knowledge sharing across housing networks at the state and regional levels. Our efforts include:
- State and federal policy recommendations
- Legislative and regulatory advocacy
- Action alerts and co-sponsorship of bills
- Coalition work with advocacy partners
- Advocacy and technical assistance for COVID-19 response
Learn more about our policy work in these areas:
At the State Level
The Partnership works to support policies and improve programs that increase financial resources for owners of low-income multifamily housing. This includes working in close collaboration with other regional housing associations to assess housing-related state legislation, to advocate for a permanent source of state funding for affordable housing, and to work closely with state regulatory bodies to increase access to energy efficiency resources for affordable multifamily rental housing.
CALIFORNIA’S ROADMAP HOME 2030
Launched in March 2021 in partnership with Housing California, California’s Roadmap HOME 2030 is an initiative to develop and implement a comprehensive, long-term plan for statewide housing and homelessness solutions. This 10-year policy blueprint illustrates how, with the right solutions and the will, we can create a California with homes for all.
At the Federal Level
The Partnership closely monitors affordable housing resource issues and focuses efforts on reminding legislatures of the critical importance federal housing programs play in the lives of low-income Californians.
The California Housing Partnership’s research and publications directly support our policy and advocacy goals.
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 economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. This includes:
- Passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a spending bill to ensure housing benefits for millions of low-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans and other individuals afford their homes, among other domestic emergency measures
- Rent relief measures such as those in the proposed Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act
- Action items from our state and federal advocacy and coalition partners (link above)
Visit our COVID-19 Response page for additional information.
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