Tag Archives: Housing Need

Lack of Affordable Housing Driving More San Diego County Families into Poverty

Key findings A renter household needs to earn more than three times the state minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in San Diego County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in San Diego County increased 25% from 2000 to 2013, while inflation adjusted median renter household income declined 4%. San Diego County needs 142,564 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its extremely Read More


Shortfall of Affordable Homes Increases Burden on Low-Income Families in San Bernardino County

The state created the California Housing Partnership 25 years ago as a private nonprofit organization with a public mission: to monitor, protect, and augment the supply of homes affordable to lower-income Californians and to provide leadership on affordable housing finance and policy. Since 1988, the California Housing Partnership has assisted more than 200 nonprofit and government housing organizations to leverage more Read More


Lack of Affordable Housing Driving More Riverside County Families into Poverty

A renter household needs to earn 2.5 times the state minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in Riverside County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in Riverside County increased 31% from 2000 to 2013, while inflation adjusted median renter household income declined 3.5%. Riverside County needs 66,409 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its extremely low income Read More


Lack of Affordable Housing Driving More Los Angeles County Families into Poverty

Key Findings A renter household needs to earn 4 times the state minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in Los Angeles County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in Los Angeles County increased 27% from 2000 to 2013, while inflation adjusted median renter household income declined 7%. Los Angeles County needs 527,722 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its extremely low income (ELI) Read More


Shortfall of Affordable Homes Increases Burden on Low-Income Families in Kern County

Key Findings A renter household needs to earn more than the state minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in Kern County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in Kern County increased 23% from 2000 to 2013, while inflation-adjusted median renter household income increased by only 2%. Kern County needs 29,915 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its Read More


How San Francisco County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

San Francisco County has the eighth largest shortfall of homes affordable to low-income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights those who are affected by cuts Read More


How San Mateo County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

There are simply not enough homes in San Mateo County affordable to the low-income families who live there. Many of these families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights those who are affected Read More


How Sacramento County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

Sacramento County is seventh on the list of counties with the largest shortfalls of homes affordable to low income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights Read More


How Orange County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

Orange County has the third largest shortfall of homes affordable to low-income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights those who are affected by cuts to Read More