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

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

(UPDATED JAN 2020) 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. 


Creating Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities: How AHSC Addresses California’s Most Pressing Challenges

Creating Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities: How AHSC Addresses California’s Most Pressing Challenges

The State of California created the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (AHSC) in 2014 in recognition of the critical role that housing and transportation play furthering the State’s climate goals.


Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Update

Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Update

On June 21, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced the results of Round 4 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, awarding $402 million to 25 greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing affordable housing developments across California.


Infill Infrastructure Grant Program Analysis

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program Analysis

On June 26, 2019, California Governor Newsom signed the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 State Budget into law, allocating $1.75 billion to increase housing production. Twenty-nine percent of these funds—$500 million—are allocated to the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG), which provides gap funding for infrastructure improvements critical to residential and mixed-use infill Read More


AFFORDABLE HOMES FIRST: Advancing a Green New Deal for Los Angeles Renters

AFFORDABLE HOMES FIRST: Advancing a Green New Deal for Los Angeles Renters

Los Angeles, which has made great strides in creating a clean energy economy, could be reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a scale in line with meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets if it more effectively made energy-efficiency programs available for low-income residents of multifamily buildings. 


California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Impact from Rounds 1 – 3

California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Impact from Rounds 1 – 3

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) policy brief – co-authored by the California Housing Partnership and Enterprise Community Partners – examines the climate and community benefits of AHSC developments through the program’s first three funding rounds. To date, the program has awarded $701 million to 77 location-efficient developments across Read More


Changes to AHSC Program Revealed by Latest Awards

Changes to AHSC Program Revealed by Latest Awards

On June 28, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced $257 million in Round 3 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) awards to 19 developments, primarily in disadvantaged communities across the state. These developments will create 1,950 new affordable homes for low-income Californians and introduce new transportation infrastructure that will increase Read More


Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Brief

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Brief

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program brief – coauthored by the California Housing Partnership Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners and TransForm – examines the climate and community benefits of AHSC developments, which are funded by California’s Cap-and-Trade program.


Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment

Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment

In 2016, the California Housing Partnership partnered with Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future and Community Corp of Santa Monica to test On-Bill Repayment (OBR) financing for energy and water efficiency improvements in five properties in Santa Monica. This case study describes the challenges and lessons learned during that test.


Location Matters: Affordable Housing and VMT Reduction in San Diego County

Location Matters: Affordable Housing and VMT Reduction in San Diego County

Conducted by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and co-authored by the California Housing Partnership Corporation, the report prepared for the San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) is based on a statewide study released in 2015 that finds location-efficient affordable housing is an effective climate strategy.