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 – Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 4

Creating Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities: How AHSC Addresses California’s Most Pressing Challenges – Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 4

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: Round 4

Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Update: Round 4

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


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

California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program – Impact Report: 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


The Tax Credit Turns 30

The Tax Credit Turns 30

This anniversary report takes a look back at the first 30 years of operation of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) to find out what happened to the earliest generation of developments in California that received allocations of Housing Credits from 1987 to 1989. Some of these developments were lost to conversion Read More


Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Brief – Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 2

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Brief – Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 2

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.


Shelter from the Storm: Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018

Shelter from the Storm: Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018

In collaboration with the California Housing Partnership, the research department of the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (NCCRC), analyzed the economic impacts of Senator Jim Beall’s SB 3 statewide housing bond, which will provide $3 billion to fund successful existing affordable housing programs in California with the intent of making significant progress Read More


San Francisco Begins Second Phase of RAD Public Housing Initiative

San Francisco Begins Second Phase of RAD Public Housing Initiative

Friday, October 14, 2016 marked a major milestone in San Francisco’s ambitious plan to revitalize its public housing properties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Financing closed on the last of the 14 properties in the second phase of SF RAD on Read More