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


The Tax Credit Turns 30

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

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

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


The Tax Credit Turns Fifteen

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. 


$1 Billion Plan to Provide Integrated Solar Energy to Low-Income Renters is First in Nation

$1 Billion Plan to Provide Integrated Solar Energy to Low-Income Renters is First in Nation

San Francisco, CA ‒ On August 3rd, California’s leading low-income, environmental, and affordable housing groups submitted a proposed plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to spend up to $1 billion in Cap-and-Trade funding for solar energy systems to benefit low-income renters. This is the first such plan in the nation and Read More


Shelter from the Storm: Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2016 (SB 879 Beall)

Shelter from the Storm: Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2016 (SB 879 Beall)

In collaboration with the California Housing Partnership, the research department of the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (NCCRC) analyzed the economic impacts of the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2016 (SB 879 Beall). 


Executive Summary: Why Creating and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit Is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy

Executive Summary: Why Creating and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit Is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy

California is currently debating how to invest greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade auction proceeds so that they result in real, quantifiable and verifiable greenhouse gas reductions. A new analysis of data from Caltrans’ California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) completed in February 2013 shows that a well-designed program to put more affordable Read More