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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New factsheets available on our resources page
    New factsheets available on our resources page
    Visit our resources page to view the latest fact sheets from CHC. New factsheets include: SB 2 (Atkins) & AB 71 (Chiu), updated statistics on affordable housing by CA Legislative District, Issue Intersections - how other issues intersect with affordable housing
  • 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

Key Affordable Housing Measure (SB2) Clears Second Hurdle in Senate

Sacramento, CA – Today’s approval today of SB 2 by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee signifies an important step to beginning to address California’s devastating housing shortage. The Senate Transportation and Housing committee approved the measure last month. “SB 2 is an important measure to begin to right the ship in California after years […]

Assembly Committee Moves to Fix Backwards Housing Policy with AB 71 Vote

Sacramento, CA – The California Housing Consortium applauds the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee’s approval today of AB 71 (Chiu). The bill advanced through the committee after a vote of 5-2. The Bring California Home Act is crucial for California to invest in alleviating a housing affordability crisis that drives jobs out of state and […]

Key Affordable Housing Measure Advances in Senate Committee

The California Housing Consortium applauds the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee’s approval today of SB 2 (Atkins), a measure that is vital to chipping away at California’s devastating housing shortage.

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.