The California Housing Consortium 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.

The focus of CHC’s education and advocacy is across three areas essential to improving California’s delivery of affordable housing:

  • Preserving and expanding state and federal funding
  • Reducing barriers and increasing tools for affordable housing production
  • Ensuring public housing programs are functioning efficiently and benefiting the largest number of low- and moderate-income households

We advocate for low- and moderate-income housing that can fit the diverse needs of our community, including transitional and permanent rental housing, supportive housing, rapid rehousing services, and homeownership opportunities.

Our educational activities include:

  • Hosting regular policy events and roundtables, including monthly Policy Committee meetings and our Annual Policy Forum and Housing Hall of Fame
  • Educating legislators, constitutional officers, and appointed officials on the benefits of affordable housing
  • Creating networking opportunities and providing resources for our members, housing policy analysts, advocates, and activists
  • Strengthening partnerships with other federal, statewide, and regional housing organizations
  • Building coalitions with other interest groups, such as those in education, health, public safety, transportation, and environment

CHC was founded in 1997 to complement the efforts of established regional associations of non-profit housing developers and service providers by bringing together the private, non-profit, and public sectors in a non-partisan effort to enhance the delivery of affordable housing in California. CHC was originally formed as a 501(c)(6) membership organization and, in 2004, CHC was approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt education and advocacy organization. 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 nonpartisan advocate for the production and preservation of housing affordable to lower and moderate income Californians. Click here to see our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan!

Please consider joining CHC today!