Creating Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities: How AHSC Addresses California’s Most Pressing Challenges
The State of California created the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (AHSC) in 2014 in recognition of the critical role that housing and transportation play furthering the State’s climate goals.
Policy Brief: Who Can Afford to Rent in California’s Many Regions?
This policy brief investigates the income required to afford rent across California and to better understand the cost burden experienced by households at different income groups. The analysis provides insights into whether it makes sense for State resources to be used to provide assistance to “missing middle” households, and if Read More
Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Update
On June 21, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced the results of Round 4 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, awarding $402 million to 25 greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing affordable housing developments across California.
Infill Infrastructure Grant Program Analysis
On June 26, 2019, California Governor Newsom signed the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 State Budget into law, allocating $1.75 billion to increase housing production. Twenty-nine percent of these funds—$500 million—are allocated to the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG), which provides gap funding for infrastructure improvements critical to residential and mixed-use infill 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.
California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact Report
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.
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)
The California Housing Partnership Celebrates 30 Years
Created by the Legislature in 1988 as a private nonprofit organization with a public mission and board appointed by the Governor and Legislature without state funding, the California Housing Partnership plays a unique role in California’s struggle to provide housing that is affordable for working families, homeless, veterans, seniors and Read More
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
The Tax Credit Turns 30
This report looks back at the first three decades of operation of the Housing Credit program in California and the benefits it has generated here. It also documents what happened to the first generation of developments in California that received allocations of Housing Credits from 1987 to 1989.