A severe shortage of affordable homes is creating poverty in California and putting our families and future at risk.

• There is not a single county in California with enough affordable homes and apartments for the people who need them.
• State and federal investment that is needed to break ground on affordable developments has plummeted 66% since 2008.
• Meanwhile, rents have skyrocketed across the state.

CHC is leading with solutions that put affordable homes in reach.

• Our members build affordable homes that lift Californians out of poverty and build community strength.
• Through education and advocacy, we are working to increase funding and eliminate barriers to affordable home 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.

News & Events

Affordable Housing and CEQA: How can we meet both environmental and housing development goals?

CHC held its first policy event of the year on January 13. Partnering with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and sponsored by Blach Construction, Affordable Housing and CEQA: How can we meet both environmental and housing development goals?, brought together members of the development, building, business, and public sectors to explore how environmental and housing development goals do not have to be at cross-purposes.

VIDEO: How California’s housing affordability has big impact on the economic ladder

Watch California’s Treasurer John Chiang and CHC Boardmember Caleb Roope, president and CEO The Pacific Companies, discuss how the lack of affordable housing is putting drag on the economy. In the video above from the 2015 California Economic Summit, they talk about how the affordability gap squeezes out not only low-income residents but puts also economic pressure on middle-class Californians.

CHC’s 2015 Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards

CHC’s 2015 Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards was held at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on May 13. Close to three hundred affordable housing leaders spent the day hearing from insightful housing experts, participated in an engaging crowd sourcing panel with knowledgeable and diverse panelists from across the state and honoring seven heroes in our field who have made a substantial contribution towards advancing affordable housing throughout California.

2016 Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon

Save the date for CHC’s 2016 Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on May 12, 2016 in Santa Monica. Details coming soon!

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