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
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
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 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
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
This report looks back at the first three decades of operation of the Housing Credit program in California and the benefits it has generated here. It also documents what happened to the first generation of developments in California that received allocations of Housing Credits from 1987 to 1989.
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.
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
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
The Tax Credit Turns Fifteen
CHPC investigates the benefits and impact of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as it approaches its fifteenth year, and the first tax credit-funded developments began to be at risk of conversion.