CAHP Letter on COVID-19 Federal Requests (4/27/2020)

CAHP Letter on COVID-19 Federal Requests (4/27/2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals how critical safe, stable, and affordable homes are to our communities’ ability to get and stay healthy. While every Californian has had their life upended by COVID-19, the state’s 3.4 million lower-income renter households are bearing the brunt of the growing economic impacts of this crisis. As Read More


Keeping California’s Homeless Housed

Keeping California’s Homeless Housed

A Proposal to Provide Long-Term Homes for Those Coming Out of COVID-19 Temporary Shelter  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the State of California is now spending tens of millions putting homeless individuals and families into hotel rooms and other short-term housing. But California needs longer-term homes for these formerly homeless households Read More


COVID-19 Letter from California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Speaker Pelosi

COVID-19 Letter from California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Speaker Pelosi

April 8th letter from California Governor Gavin Newsom to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, requesting bold federal action to address the COVID-19 emergency in five specific areas, including housing and homelessness.


Immediate Actions Necessary to Mitigate the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing Developments (4/8/20)

Immediate Actions Necessary to Mitigate the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing Developments (4/8/20)

Lower-income Californians are likely to bear the brunt of the economic impacts of this expanding crisis—with significant numbers of workers expected to lose their jobs and find themselves unable to pay for rent, health care, and other necessities. COVID-19 also creates an unprecedented threat to the State’s existing affordable housing Read More


Fact Sheet: AB 1907 | Streamlining Homeless Housing in California

Fact Sheet: AB 1907 | Streamlining Homeless Housing in California

This bill exempts from CEQA shelters, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing with MHP, CDBG, or HOME funds.


Fact Sheet: AB 3144 | Housing Cost Reduction Incentive Program

Fact Sheet: AB 3144 | Housing Cost Reduction Incentive Program

This bill encourages cities and counties to waive or reduce impact fees for affordable rental housing developments by creating the Housing Cost Reduction Incentive Program to reimburse them 50% of the value of fee waivers or reductions granted. 


Fact Sheet: AB 2406 | Rental Registry

Fact Sheet: AB 2406 | Rental Registry

This bill creates a statewide rental registry, through the Department of Housing and Community Development, to annually collect tenant and housing data from landlords.


Fact Sheet: AB 2058 | Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit

Fact Sheet: AB 2058 | Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit

This Bill creates an Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit (AHPTC) to incentivize the preservation of existing affordable apartment properties and mobile-home parks by experienced affordable housing organizations.


Policy Brief: Assessing the Economic Benefits of SB 5

Policy Brief: Assessing the Economic Benefits of SB 5

Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Local-State Sustainable Incentive Program (SB 5, Beall and McGuire)


Fact Sheet: AB 1521 | Preserving California’s Existing Stock of Affordable Rental Homes

Fact Sheet: AB 1521 | Preserving California’s Existing Stock of Affordable Rental Homes

Fact Sheet on AB 1521, which strengthens the state’s existing Affordable Housing Preservation Law by requiring that rental housing with expiring federal and/or state subsidies and/or affordability protections be offered for sale first to qualified preservation purchasers at market value.