CHC Policy Director Marina Wiant’s comments explore the newest set of data from the Census Bureau’s supplementary poverty measure – which takes into account housing costs. When housing costs are accounted for, California’s poverty rate surges from 15 to 20% – the highest in the nation. Her comments were aired across the state from Los Angeles to Sacramento & Monterey to Fresno. Here is a snippet of her remarks shown on NBC 24 (Fresno)
CHC welcomed our largest crowd ever at this year’s Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards on May 12. Over three hundred affordable housing leaders spent the day at the beautiful Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The program featured insightful housing experts, an engaging crowd sourcing panel with knowledgeable and diverse panelists from across the state and acknowledging six heroes in our field who have made a substantial contribution towards advancing affordable housing throughout California.
Check out CHC’s Policy Director Marina Wiant on KCRA discussing the $1.3 billion housing proposal made by more than a dozen members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus on Monday April 25, 2016.