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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


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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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Path Forward: Getting to Zero Carbon Equitably – SEEC Virtual Forum Presentation

Presentation at 11th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Virtual Forum – Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future: One Vision, Many Policy Paths to Local Decarbonization. 


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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.


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Comments on Policy Topics Under Consideration for Inclusion in the AHSC Round 6 Guidelines

Comments and recommendations from the California Housing Partnership (the “Partnership”) for the upcoming AHSC Round 6 Draft Guidelines for the NOFA to be released later this year.


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Building Decarbonization: Opportunities and Challenges of Buildings Sectors – Presentation

Input on the Building Decarbonization Assessment required by Assembly Bill (AB) 3232 (Friedman, Chapter 373, Statutes of 2018) presented at the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s public workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges to decarbonizing residential and commercial buildings.


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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


CHPC Comments: Small Area Fair Market Rents

CHPC weighs in on HUD’s new methods of determining fair market rents for voucher holders, noting the unique challenges of California’s housing markets and providing recommendations to make the fair market rents more accurate.