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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    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

Video: CHC Policy Director Marina Wiant’s comments on CA poverty rate aired across the State

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. Her comments were aired across the state from Los Angeles to Sacramento & Monterey to Fresno. Here is a snippet of her remarks shown on NBC 24 (Fresno)

CHC’s 2016 Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards

CHC welcomed our largest crowd ever at this year’s Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards on May 12. Over three hundred affordable housing leaders spent the day at the beautiful Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The program featured insightful housing experts, an engaging crowd sourcing panel with knowledgeable and diverse panelists from across the state and acknowledging six heroes in our field who have made a substantial contribution towards advancing affordable housing throughout California.

VIDEO:CHC’s Policy Director Marina Wiant on KCRA

Check out CHC’s Policy Director Marina Wiant on KCRA discussing the $1.3 billion housing proposal made by more than a dozen members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus on Monday April 25, 2016.

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!