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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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California Affordable Housing Needs Report 2022

Half of California’s 6 million renter households are lower income, with more than 1 million extremely low-income renter households. Renters need to earn 2.8 times the state minimum wage to afford average asking rent in California, which increased by 11% since last year. Although California has more than doubled production of new Read More

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Affordable Homes at Risk | 2022 Report

California has already lost nearly 20,800 subsidized affordable rental homes, and today, another 7,053 subsidized affordable rental homes housing low-income seniors, families and individuals, are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year, according to this year’s Affordable Homes At Risk | 2022 Report by the California Housing Partnership. An estimate Read More

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Policy Brief 2021: Addressing Segregation and Unequal Access to Opportunity in California with Affordable Housing Investments

State housing funding agencies recently implemented program changes to prioritize addressing residential segregation and its harmful effects, specifically through the creation of affordable housing in opportunity-rich neighborhoods. This policy brief takes stock of these changes and proposes how the state should refine its strategy to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) moving Read More

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Policy Brief 2021: Who Can Afford to Rent in California’s Many Regions?

This 2021 policy brief investigates the income required to afford rent across California and to better understand the cost burden experienced by households in different income groups. The analysis provides insights into whether state resources should be prioritized to provide assistance to “missing middle” households, and if so, where. View Read More

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Policy Brief 2021: Rents Increase for Low-Income Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic

This policy brief analyzes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on multifamily rents across California. Renter households in older, more affordable rental homes were far less likely to benefit from reduced rents than renters living in luxury apartments in high-cost, coastal counties, and in many cases saw average rents increase. Read More

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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 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


Sacramento County Housing Need Report 2020

The 2020 Affordable Housing Needs Report offers specific recommendations to policymakers to remedy California’s housing challenges and highlights key indicators of housing affordability for low-income families in Sacramento County, including: market conditions, federal and state funding, local wages and rent, and housing production/preservation.

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2020 California Affordable Housing Needs Report

Key housing metrics and indicators in the California Housing Partnership’s statewide 2020 California Affordable Housing Needs Report underscore why our federal and state leaders must come together to address the housing needs of our lowest income and most vulnerable neighbors who are key pillars to keeping our economy and communities strong. While California Read More