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.

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    "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

Rapid response to Jerry Brown’s budget plan tries to sway final deal

Sacramento Bee – Ray Pearl, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, which advocates for affordable homes: “California leaders have made a commitment to defend our state’s ideals of inclusion and opportunity, yet the budget released today allows an unprecedented housing crisis to continue taking a human and economic toll that undermines these values. “Despite the state’s […]

California’s housing affordability problems ‘as bad as they’ve ever been in the state’s history,’ housing director says

Los Angeles Times – California’s housing affordability challenges remain daunting and continue to increase, according to a draft report from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development released Tuesday. The report found: Housing production over the last decade fell more than 100,000 new homes short of demand and continues to lag, leading to surging prices at all income levels. The state’s homeownership rates are at their lowest since the 1940s. One-third of the state’s renters spend more than half their income on housing costs.

2017 is the year California must solve its housing crisis

San Francisco Chronicle – California rarely shies away from big challenges, from solving big problems to leading on our most difficult issues — social, environmental, economic. It’s in our DNA. So it’s surprising that California has made so little progress in addressing a housing crisis that is hurting millions of people, robbing future generations of a chance to call California home, killing economic opportunity for workers and businesses, tearing apart communities, pushing growing numbers into homelessness and even undermining our efforts to battle climate change.

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.