A severe shortage of affordable homes is creating poverty in California and putting our families and future at risk.
• State investment that is needed to break ground on affordable developments off the ground has plummeted 69% since 2008. Meanwhile, rents have skyrocketed across the state.
• Today, there is not a single county in California with enough affordable homes and apartments for the people who need them.

CHC is leading with solutions that put affordable homes in reach.
• CHC members build affordable homes that lift Californians out of poverty and build community strength.
• Through education and advocacy, CHC is working to increase funding and eliminate barriers to affordable development.

Home is the foundation for life. Join CHC to create affordable homes for Californians.

  • Join CHC
    Join CHC
    "Our members are the leaders in this industry, working as hard on CHC's work as they do in their "day jobs" to advocate for the important work we all do to ensure the availability of safe, decent, and affordable homes for all Californians." - Mary Kaiser, CHC Membership Vice Chair
  • The United Voice for Affordable Housing
    The United Voice for Affordable Housing
    CHC is a non-partisan advocate for the production and preservation of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income Californians. We represent the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in their goal that every Californian has a safe, affordable place to call home.
  • 2015-2017 Strategic Plan
    2015-2017 Strategic Plan
    The CHC Board of Directors and staff dedicated 2014 to formulating a three-year Strategic Plan to guide the organization. While moving CHC forward is important, we are always mindful of our mission to be a non-partisan advocate for the production and preservation of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income Californians.
  • Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    Thank you for making CHC’s 2016 Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame Awards our best yet! Stay tuned for our 2017 event info!

News & Events

California teacher shortage worsens, especially in cities

San Francisco Chronicle – The teacher shortage across California is getting worse, hitting urban districts hardest, but pinching even rural and suburban schools as well, according to a survey released Wednesday. As a result, students are seeing a revolving cast of substitutes, canceled courses and less qualified teachers in their classrooms, according to district officials who were […]

On Housing Supply, L.A. Has Room to Improve

Los Angeles Daily News –  Southern California has a severe shortage of affordable housing. The best solution is to expand the supply of homes. But even people who know all of that might look out from where they live or work, see a crowded city or suburb and conclude there’s simply no open space in […]

Californians Fleeing High State’s High Cost of Housing

Orange County Register – California’s warm weather, sunny beaches and world-class schools have lured people to the Golden State for decades, but rising home prices are turning that equation around. Data analysis firm CoreLogic says that for every home buyer coming into California, another three are selling their homes, packing up and moving out, CNN Money […]

CHC Media

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.