Survey shows impact of costly L.A. housing on employer-employee relationship

The high cost of housing is adding to Los Angeles employers’ challenge of retaining employees. That’s according to the new report and survey, “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles: An Employer Perspective,” issued recently by the Los Angeles Business Council Institute (LABC).

New website offers tools to solve housing crisis and #BringCAHome

California Economic Summit —  With so many news headlines about skyrocketing rents, the housing crisis has become a well-known hazard to life in California, like earthquakes or wildfires. But when you consider that 1 in 3 families are barely making their rent each month and our economy is suffering under the burden of the super-inflated […]

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.

CA Economic Summit assesses progress towards One Million Homes Challenge in letter to Legislature and Governor

CHC signed on to a letter from the CA Economic Summit assessing the progress toward the One Million Homes Challenge in the 2017-18 legislative session. While over 100 housing bills have been introduced, offering a dizzying array of potential solutions, the question remains: Are these initial proposals focused on the right issues and will these efforts be […]

CHC Newsletter: March 2017

In this issue…
– A Note From our Executive Director, Ray Pearl
– ICYMI, with important affordable housing legislation updates
– Federal Housing Policy Update from @David Gasson
– Affordable Housing in the News
– Registration for our 20th Anniversary Event (5/11) opens April 3rd!

New County Factsheets Available

Access important and up-to-date housing information & statistics by county. Many of these factsheets show just how long of way we need to go in terms of making housing affordable and accessible for all Californias.

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)

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.