Sustainable Housing

The California Housing Partnership partners with nonprofit affordable housing owners, environmental and equity organizations, and service providers to expand and enhance climate, energy and water resources for affordable multifamily rental homes. We also provide direct clean energy technical assistance to nonprofit affordable housing owners, program implementers and policymakers. 

Primary areas of policy work:

Affordable Energy & Water Policy

Building Decarbonization

Sustainable Communities



Recent Sustainable Housing Publications

(View more in our Resources Library)

LIWP Multifamily Policy Brief CHPC 2021Mar
LIWP Multifamily: Impact Report (2021)
AHSC Report Jan 2021
AHSC Report: Rounds 1-5 (2021)
Electrification Decarb Summit Report 2021 cover
Decarbonization Summit Findings (2021)
Crossover Report
Crossover Report (2020)
Advancing a Green New Deal for LA Renters (2019)
Advancing a Green New Deal for LA Renters (2019)
On Bill Repayment Report Cover
Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment (2017)

Forum for Nonprofit Affordable Housing Providers

The California Housing Partnership (the Partnership) convenes the Green Rental home Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) for mission-driven multifamily affordable housing owners working to collaboratively increase access to solar, energy efficiency, clean energy and water conservation resources for affordable rental properties and low-income renters in California. In recognition of the key role that energy and water costs play in the long-term financial feasibility of operating affordable housing, GREEN was founded in 2010 and includes more than 50 nonprofit and government housing organizations active statewide with extensive experience in financing, installing and maintaining clean and efficient energy systems in multifamily affordable communities.

The Partnership also provides program administration/outreach and technical assistance to mission-driven housing providers for the following clean energy programs: 

  • Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) – Existing Buildings
  • Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) – Existing Buildings
  • Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) *NEW* – New Construction
  • Comprehensive Affordable Multifamily Retrofits (CAMR) *NEW* – Existing Buildings




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