Facilitating Building Decarbonization through Utility Allowances
One of the most pressing challenges in electrifying multifamily housing is the issue of split incentives for housing providers. Although housing providers want to prioritize the health, comfort and safety of residents by transitioning to all electric buildings, they encounter many difficulties trying to finance electrification. This report describes how utility allowance Read More
PHA Schedule Data for UA Report | March 2022
Public Housing Authority (PHA) Schedule Data – matrix for “Facilitating Building Decarbonization through Utility Allowances” March 2022 report.
Memo on JPA Bond Proposals for Government-Owned Middle-Income Housing in California
This memo from the California Housing Partnership, CSG Advisors and HR&A Advisors, Inc. highlights the urgent need for local governments to carefully weigh the potential pitfalls and opportunity costs associated with using property tax exemptions to finance the conversion of luxury apartments into government-owned middle-income housing in California. View the announcement
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
LA’s Green New Deal and Building Decarbonization: What’s Ahead for Affordable Housing? – Presentation
On February 10, 2020, Mayor Garcetti signed an Executive Directive to advance LA’s Green New Deal and outlined action steps to zero out the City’s main sources of harmful emissions, including by buildings. As part of this effort, the City committed to a stakeholder process to gather input and develop Read More
AFFORDABLE HOMES FIRST: Advancing a Green New Deal for Los Angeles Renters
Los Angeles, which has made great strides in creating a clean energy economy, could be reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a scale in line with meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets if it more effectively made energy-efficiency programs available for low-income residents of multifamily buildings.
Rising Housing Costs and Re-Segregation in San Francisco
This report by the California Housing Partnership and the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley finds that rising housing costs in San Francisco were correlated with shifts in where low-income people of color lived between 2000 and 2015, and resulted in new concentrations of poverty and racial segregation in the county.
Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment
In 2016, the California Housing Partnership partnered with Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future and Community Corp of Santa Monica to test On-Bill Repayment (OBR) financing for energy and water efficiency improvements in five properties in Santa Monica. This case study describes the challenges and lessons learned during that test.
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
Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit in Fremont | Summary and Recommendations
This memo summarizes the policy, data, and spatial analysis that Reconnecting America (RA) and the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) completed for the City of Fremont with the goal of helping the City of Fremont identify highest-priority affordable housing preservation areas near transit stations as well as the most effective Read More