Tag Archives: Housing Need

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

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As California’s housing crisis has deepened in recent years, more and more families have been affected, leading some state and local leaders to consider investing scarce resources to help the households earning at (or even above) the area median income (AMI). But what does the data show concerning the ability of households at each income level to afford market rents Read More

Newsom on homelessness: ‘We’ve gotta clean up those encampments’

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In his budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom highlighted his support for cities to remove homeless encampments but conceded it’s only a bridge to permanent housing… …Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the nonprofit California Housing Partnership, said while he applauds the new “short-term investments”, the money won’t come close to building the 1.2 million homes his group estimates the state Read More

1 in 200 San Franciscans Sleep on the Streets

On any given night, 1 in 200 San Franciscans sleep on the street. Among the nation's large urban areas, the city has the highest per capita rate of unsheltered homeless people—people who live outside, in cars, or in abandoned buildings, as opposed to in shelters or transitional housing.

New Reports Show the Depth of Housing Need in Nine California Counties

May 12, 2016 | Today the California Housing Partnership released reports analyzing housing needs in nine California counties (Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, and Ventura). The reports describe a rapid increase in rents that in combination with a dramatic decline in state and federal funding has led to a shortage of more than Read More

35,785 Affordable Homes in California At-Risk of Conversion

Each year the California Housing Partnership uses data from our Affordable Housing Preservation Clearinghouse to present an annual summary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) subsidized housing at risk of loss of affordability in California. The California Housing Partnership collects and analyzes data from HUD and the state to assess risk of conversion to market rate for HUD-subsidized Read More

Lack of Affordable Housing Driving More Contra Costa County Families into Poverty

Key findings A renter household needs to earn 3.5 times the local minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in Contra Costa County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in Contra Costa County increased 17% from 2000 to 2013, while inflation adjusted median renter household income declined 7%. Contra Costa County needs 36.759 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its extremely Read More