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


Rising Housing Costs and Re-segregation in Contra Costa County

Rising Housing Costs and Re-segregation in Contra Costa County

This report by the California Housing Partnership and the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley finds that rising housing costs in Contra Costa County 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 Read More


Rising Housing Costs and Re-Segregation in San Francisco

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.


Rising Housing Costs and Re-Segregation in Alameda County

Rising Housing Costs and Re-Segregation in Alameda County

This report by the California Housing Partnership and the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley finds that rising housing costs in Alameda County 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.


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


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.


Location Matters: Affordable Housing and VMT Reduction in San Diego County

Location Matters: Affordable Housing and VMT Reduction in San Diego County

Conducted by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and co-authored by the California Housing Partnership Corporation, the report prepared for the San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) is based on a statewide study released in 2015 that finds location-efficient affordable housing is an effective climate strategy.


Income, Location Efficiency, and VMT: Affordable Housing as a Climate Strategy

Income, Location Efficiency, and VMT: Affordable Housing as a Climate Strategy

This paper combines detailed travel-survey, transit-service, and land-use data to estimate a model for predicting the role of income and location efficiency in reducing household vehicle-miles traveled (VMT). The research then applies this model to census data collected in the most transit-rich areas of California. The research finds strong justification Read More


Preservation of Affordable Homes Near Transit Toolkit

Preservation of Affordable Homes Near Transit Toolkit

Preserving affordable rental homes near transit is a critical strategy in addressing the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area today. Recent analysis indicates a shortfall of 250,000 rental homes affordable to the Bay Area’s very low-income households (those earning less than 50% of the area median income). Loss of Read More


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