California Housing Needs Report 2023

The California Housing Partnership annually assesses the needs of California’s low-income renters for the purpose of informing state and local policy leaders. Key findings from this year’s California Affordable Housing Needs Report: California spends twice as much supporting homeowners than renters and only 17% of renter resources are permanent compared to Read More

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Policy Brief 2022: Who Can Afford to Rent in California’s Many Regions?

This 2022 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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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Six Years of Investments | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 6

The California Housing Partnership (the Partnership) has released a new policy brief co-authored with Enterprise Community Partners documenting the substantial community and economic benefits made possible by the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. According to the report, the AHSC program has already brought about 15,324 new affordable homes and reduced 4.4 million metric Read More

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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program | Impact Summary: Rounds 1 – 6

To date, the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program has invested $2.5 billion in 164 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and support sustainable, connected, vibrant neighborhoods.

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CalHFA’s Mixed-Income Program (MIP): Outcomes Analysis, Rounds 1-3

The Mixed-Income Program (MIP) was created in 2017 after the passage of Senate Bill 2 (SB2), the Building Homes and Jobs Act, to create mixed-income multifamily housing for households between 30% and 120% AMI. To date there have been three full application cycles – 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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California Affordable Housing Needs Report 2022

Half of California’s 6 million renter households are lower income, with more than 1 million extremely low-income renter households. Renters need to earn 2.8 times the state minimum wage to afford average asking rent in California, which increased by 11% since last year. Although California has more than doubled production of new Read More


Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit II Findings

The California Housing Partnership organized the second Affordable Housing Building Decarbonization Summit (Summit II) in the fall of 2021. Participants working in affordable housing development and management discussed the practical challenges and public policy implications of electrifying new and existing affordable housing buildings as California works towards reaching its climate goals.

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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

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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.

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Affordable Homes at Risk | 2022 Report

California has already lost nearly 20,800 subsidized affordable rental homes, and today, another 7,053 subsidized affordable rental homes housing low-income seniors, families and individuals, are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year, according to this year’s Affordable Homes At Risk | 2022 Report by the California Housing Partnership. An estimate Read More