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.

  • Visit our new website: Bring CA Home!
    Visit our new website: Bring CA Home!
    CHC is proud to announce the launch of the website BringCAHome.org to educate Californians on the roots of the affordability crisis and to empower Californians to make their voices heard on the solutions needed to fix these broken and backward state housing policies.
  • 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
  • 2017 Policy Forum & California Housing Hall of Fame Awards
    2017 Policy Forum & California Housing Hall of Fame Awards
    CHC welcomed a crowd of over three hundred affordable housing leaders to this year's Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards in Santa Monica, on May 11, 2017.
  • 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.
  • #CHC20
    #CHC20
    Thanks to the Sponsors of CHC's 20th Anniversary.
  • 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

Brown, Calif. Lawmakers Agree To Work On Affordable Housing Plan

Ray Pearl with the California Housing Consortium, an affordable housing advocacy group,  says it’s encouraging to see Brown on board after rejecting other funding proposals. He says the state desperately needs a new plan. “The state used to invest over $1 billion annually into affordable housing throughout the state and that money has trickled to […]

Gov. Jerry Brown says the state’s housing crisis is his next priority, but reaching a deal won’t be easy

Ray Pearl, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, said he is disappointed that lawmakers, after a recent history of failed housing legislation, again put off a decision. But he’s encouraged that it’s now the top priority. “We’ve seen that when there is legislative and gubernatorial leadership, the two-thirds hurdle is high but not insurmountable,” Pearl […]

Assembly Democrats Release Statement on Affordable Housing

Statement on Affordable Housing For Immediate Release July 17, 2017 The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:“Today’s affordable housing commitment by Governor Brown, Speaker Rendon, and Senate President pro Tempore de León is welcome news for all Californians who are suffering from crushing rents and unreachable […]

CHC Media


CHC celebrates its 20th year!

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.