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
  • Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    CHC Announces Senator Barbara Boxer as Keynote Speaker of the 2017 Policy Forum & CA Housing Hall of Fame Awards in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 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.

News & Events

New Fact-Sheet for SB 2 and AB 71!

CHC partnered with Housing California to develop a Fact-sheet: SB 2 & AB 71 to inform decision-makers as they take action this year to address the state’s affordable housing crisis. These two pieces of legislation come at a crucial time for California, when state housing investment has plummeted by 69% in the last decade, worsening […]

County Fact-sheets

Follow the link above to access important and up-to-date housing information & statistics by county. Many of these fact-sheets show just how long of way we need to go in terms of making housing affordable and accessible for all Californias.

California’s Affordable Housing Crisis Must Be Addressed

CHC Executive Director Ray Pearl was featured in today’s Sacramento Bee. His op-ed calls for a renewed commitment from California leaders to the values of inclusion, equity and opportunity by fixing Californias broken housing policies to ensure that all Californians have a safe place to live. “It’s clear that without action at the state level, the crisis will grow year by year and take a disproportionate toll on disadvantaged communities.”

CHC Media

California Housing Consortium Policy Director Marina Wiant, explores how eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction for vacation homes could help California build homes for its most vulnerable citizens.

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.