AB 71 Ending Tax Break on Second, Vacation Homes Clears Key Assembly Committee

Sacramento, CA – The California Housing Consortium (CHC) applauds the Assembly Tax and Revenue Committee’s approval today of AB71 (Chiu) by a vote of 7-2. The Bring California Home Act, A CHC-Sponsored bill, is a critical investment in easing the state’s housing affordability crisis that is hammering every community across the state. “Decisions at the […]

State legislature must pass AB 71 to address affordable housing crisis

UCLA alumni, CHC Executive Director Ray Pearl with CHC Policy Director Marina Wiant co-authored an op-ed that ran in today’s Daily Bruin. It calls on the state’s legislators to match the ingenuity of UCLA students by doing their part and investing in affordable housing. Read full version here: UCLA Daily Bruin Op-ed: State legislature must […]

Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal Ignores State’s Housing Crisis

Sacramento, CA – The California Housing Consortium released the following statement from Executive Director Ray Pearl on Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017-2018: “California has made a bold commitment to protect the health and well-being of our residents from federal action that undermines these priorities, so it is deeply disappointing to […]

CA Housing Organizations Send Letter to Leadership on Components of Package to Ensure an Adequate Supply of Affordable Housing

If there is any “good news” in California’s housing crisis, it is that a problem largely created by state policies also can be solved through state action. With precious few weeks left to adopt a state budget and the legislative year quickly coming to a close, millions of California families who are struggling to pay their rent and more than 130,000 people who are homeless are counting on you to act boldly to drastically increase the supply of affordable homes.

CHC Joins Speaker Rendon & Asm. David Chiu to Highlight Assembly’s Need to Confront CA Housing Crisis

Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to build legislative momentum for a package of bills to alleviate the housing crisis that is driving Californians into poverty and sending jobs out of state. A recent California Department of Housing and Community Development report points out that insufficient state investment in affordable homes impedes California’s economic growth.

Affordable housing drying up across Bay Area, report finds

Skyrocketing rents, shrinking incomes and severe cuts in state- and federal-government support for affordable housing have made it far harder for lower-income Bay Area residents to find a place to live, according to a report being released Friday. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Affordable-housing-drying-up-across-Bay-Area-11122543.php

‘Housing crisis’ tops state’s legislative agenda this year

The Orange County Register – Despite obstacles, Ray Pearl, executive director of the Los Angeles County-based California Housing Consortium, believes 2017 will be the year the state gets its act together and addresses its housing problems. The recent passage of a massive funding bill for road repairs shows the governor and Legislature are capable of […]

Industry Insight: CHC’s April Newsletter

In this issue:
– A note from our Executive Director Ray Pearl
– ICYMI
– #BringCAHome
– 2017 Policy Forum and CA Housing Hall of Fame Awards
– Affordable Housing in the News

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 […]