Governor’s Proposed 2022-23 State Budget: Summary of Housing Provisions

Summary excerpt of affordable housing provisions in Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget. 

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Policy Brief 2021: Addressing Segregation and Unequal Access to Opportunity in California with Affordable Housing Investments

State housing funding agencies recently implemented program changes to prioritize addressing residential segregation and its harmful effects, specifically through the creation of affordable housing in opportunity-rich neighborhoods. This policy brief takes stock of these changes and proposes how the state should refine its strategy to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) moving Read More

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Policy Brief 2021: Who Can Afford to Rent in California’s Many Regions?

This 2021 policy brief investigates the income required to afford rent across California and to better understand the cost burden experienced by households in different income groups. The analysis provides insights into whether state resources should be prioritized to provide assistance to “missing middle” households, and if so, where. View Read More

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Policy Brief 2021: Rents Increase for Low-Income Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic

This policy brief analyzes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on multifamily rents across California. Renter households in older, more affordable rental homes were far less likely to benefit from reduced rents than renters living in luxury apartments in high-cost, coastal counties, and in many cases saw average rents increase. Read More

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California Affordable Housing Needs Report 2021

The findings in this year’s statewide 2021 California Affordable Housing Needs Report from the California Housing Partnership tell a clear story: the pandemic impacts have only worsened an already untenable situation facing low-income California renters, with rising homelessness and cost burdens leading to increased housing fragility and worsening racial inequality. California Read More

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California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact Report

Updated in March 2021 and 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. 

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Affordable Homes At Risk | 2021 Report

California has already lost 18,043 subsidized affordable rental homes and today, another 6,785 subsidized affordable rental homes are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year. These homes house thousands of low-income seniors, families and individuals and can be found in 35 of California’s 55 counties, according to this year’s Affordable Homes Read More

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Comments on the January 29, 2021 AHSC Round 6 Draft Guidelines

Public comments from the California Housing Partnership to the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) on the newest proposed guideline changes to the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.

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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Five Years of Investments | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 5

The past year has underscored the urgency of many of the goals that guide the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. To date, AHSC has invested more than $1.6 billion in 127 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas Read More

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Comments on NPLH Draft Guidelines

Comments on the proposed changes to the guidelines for the No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program that were issued on June 26, 2020.