Tag Archives: Preservation

Using Data to inform Energy and Water Retrofits: Q&A with Tabitha Harrison at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)

Tenderloin Neighborhood Hood Development Corporation (TNDC) is a nonprofit affordable housing and services provider in San Francisco that owns and operates over 2,500 units of housing at 32 propertes. In recent years, TNDC staff members have ramped up energy and water usage benchmarking efforts throughout their portfolio. Tabitha Harrison joined TNDC as the Sustainability Program Manager in November 2015, where Read More


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 existing affordable rental homes will only exacerbate displacement pressures on Read More


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 homes near transit would not just meet the requirements set Read More


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 homes near transit would not just meet the requirements Read More


Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit in Fremont – Summary and Recommendations

This memo summarizes the policy, data, and spatial analysis that Reconnecting America (RA) and the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) completed for the City of Fremont with the goal of helping the City of Fremont identify highest-priority affordable housing preservation areas near transit stations as well as the most effective strategies to prevent the displacement of low-income households. The Metropolitan Read More


Improving Lives Through the Preservation and Creation of Affordable Homes

The essence of our mission has not changed in the eleven years since I came to work at the California Housing Partnership: to assist nonprofit and government housing agencies to create and preserve housing affordable to low-income Californians while providing leadership on affordable housing finance issues. What has changed is our understanding of the importance of both directly providing expert Read More


Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit in San Jose – Summary and Recommendations

This memo summarizes the policy, data and spatial analysis that Reconnecting America (RA) and the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) completed for the City of San Jose, with the aim of identifying the affordable housing reservation need near transit in San Jose. The memo also includes a set of recommendations for consideration by the City of San Jose Department of Read More


Greening City Gardens

The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) is a private nonprofit organization committed to helping government and nonprofit housing agencies preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing for lower income households throughout California. Through our Green Rental home Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) and related advocacy efforts, CHPC is expanding access to energy efficiency resources for multifamily rental properties in California and ensuring that publicly Read More


Building and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit

CHPC initiated this report in order to assess existing research on the role of preservation and development of affordable housing in transit-­-oriented corridors as a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy for California. As a result of our extensive review of existing literature, we have found three important trends : 1) Lower income households are less likely to own a car, Read More


Local Preservation Strategies

1. Analyze inventory Staff can review the inventory of federally assisted units by utilizing the Risk Assessment report published by the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC). Projects designated “At—Risk” are within five years of the end date if the most valuable subsidy or rent restriction. For example, a property with a Section 8 contract that expires four years from the Read More