The severity of California’s housing crisis calls for urgent political and community action. But the complexity of the crisis means that we can’t just continue to undertake the same approaches that have been previously attempted — it instead requires a radical reimagining of the state’s entire housing ecosystem. Two recent reports, SPUR’s Housing the Region and Housing California and California Housing Partnership’s Read More
A 2-hour learning lab on Day 3 of Housing California’s 2021 (Un)Conference: Homes, Health, and Wealth for All Californians, June 22-24 DC-based housing policy experts will discuss the outlook for new federal funding and policy initiatives as shaped by the response to the pandemic and the renewed attention of the needs of Black Americans and other people of color. Topics Read More
Interact directly with affordable housing and homelessness policy experts and get an inside look at the policy themes dominating the State Capitol in 2021 and what is to come in 2022. Hear the latest on affordable housing and homelessness-related bills sponsored by Housing California and partners, and get all your questions answered from those working in the Capitol.
This event is hosted by SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Month 2021. Join SV@Home’s panel of experts to get the latest on legislation that will impact affordable housing in California and the Bay Area. With an intro and Sacramento update from Senator Cortese and Assembly Member Kalra.
The development of new affordable housing in the U.S. relies on a complex and fragmented financing system. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program has been the primary source of new affordable housing in the past few decades. But the growing gaps between what a typical LIHTC project can raise in equity and its total development costs—along with policy decisions Read More
Acquisition-rehab (acq-rehab) has gained significant momentum in the past few years to create affordable housing and to stabilize communities in California. Local pilot programs have inspired policy campaigns across the state and significant public investment both at the local and state level. The acquisition of occupied, unsubsidized properties (often referred to as “NOAH”) and preserving these homes as permanent affordable Read More
Every May during affordable housing month, SHA in partnership with the California Housing Partnership releases the annual needs report for Sacramento County, and other local jurisdictions. We are going live on May 12th at 12pm (via Facebook Live) to discuss the report and what this means for thousands of families in need of an affordable home in our region. Read More
This month, Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration reported a quarter of a million Californians experiencing homelessness requested help in 2020—numbers that skyrocketed from previous estimates in some Bay Area counties. The Golden State is lauded for its job opportunities and diverse population, but it’s also the state with some of the highest housing and transportation costs in the nation. Now, Californians Read More