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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program | Impact Summary: Rounds 1 – 6

To date, the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program has invested $2.5 billion in 164 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and support sustainable, connected, vibrant neighborhoods.


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Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit II Findings

The California Housing Partnership organized the second Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit (Summit II) in the fall of 2021. Participants working in affordable housing development and management discussed the practical challenges and public policy implications of electrifying new and existing affordable housing buildings as California works towards reaching its climate goals.


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Facilitating Building Decarbonization through Utility Allowances

One of the most pressing challenges in electrifying multifamily housing is the issue of split incentives for housing providers. Although housing providers want to prioritize the health, comfort and safety of residents by transitioning to all electric buildings, they encounter many difficulties trying to finance electrification. This report describes how utility allowance Read More


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PHA Schedule Data for UA Report | March 2022

Public Housing Authority (PHA) Schedule Data – matrix for “Facilitating Building Decarbonization through Utility Allowances” March 2022 report.


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Prioritizing California’s Affordable Housing in the Transition Towards Equitable Building Decarbonization | Summit Report 2021

Numerous cities and jurisdictions have passed local building energy codes, or “reach” codes that require new construction to be all or near electric to decarbonize or remove fossil fuels from buildings and electrify end uses. For these policies to be equitable, local governments and the state must acknowledge the added complexities, workforce limitations, costs Read More


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California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact Report

Updated in March 2021 and published in collaboration with the Association for Energy Affordability, this Impact Report presents new findings on the climate and community benefits delivered by the Cap-and-Trade-funded Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Multifamily since its launch in 2016. 


LIWP 2020 Case Study: Florence Avenue Villas, Century Housing

LIWP works to leverage incentive programs and deliver deeper savings for residents and property owner at Florence Avenue Villas 


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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Five Years of Investments | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 5

The past year has underscored the urgency of many of the goals that guide the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. To date, AHSC has invested more than $1.6 billion in 127 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas Read More


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SOMAH Property Owner Series: Funding for Major LIHTC Rehabilitation Projects

How multifamily affordable housing owners with eligible major rehabilitation projects going through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) 4% and 9% programs can utilize SOMAH’s solar incentives and free technical assistance to help reduce operating costs and make the transition to all-electric buildings.


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Path Forward: Getting to Zero Carbon Equitably – SEEC Virtual Forum Presentation

Presentation at 11th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Virtual Forum – Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future: One Vision, Many Policy Paths to Local Decarbonization.