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.
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 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.