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.
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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
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  • 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.
  • Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
    CHC Announces Senator Barbara Boxer as Keynote Speaker of the 2017 Policy Forum & CA Housing Hall of Fame Awards in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 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

Assembly Democrats say addressing the housing affordability crisis is next, but hurdles loom

Addressing California’s housing affordability crisis is the next priority of Assembly Democrats, nine lawmakers said at a Monday press conference at a downtown Sacramento low-income housing complex. Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) said that after legislators passed a major transportation funding package earlier this month, housing was the state’s most significant unresolved issue. “Like transportation, […]

There are 130 housing bills in the California Legislature. What will the state do?

The state’s tight housing market has led to rising home prices, soaring rents and rampant tenant displacement. With more than 130 housing-related bills in the Legislature, state lawmakers are seeking to address the widening crisis. The bills range from proposals to streamline the permitting process for new development, impose new fees on real estate transactions […]

CHC co-sponsored AB 1505 (Bloom) passes through first committee

CHC co-sponsored AB 1505 (Bloom), which authorizes jurisdictions to adopt inclusionary zoning ordinances, passed its first hurdle after it was approved, Wednesday 4/5, by the Assembly Committee on Local Government with a vote of 6-3 along partisan lines. The bill now moves on to the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development.

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.