Housing Leaders Applaud Sweeping Legislative Action to Turn Tide on Housing Catastrophe

California’s housing community is proud to have turned the tide on the crushing housing catastrophe by pressing for record-setting investment in affordable homes and removing barriers to building safe places for struggling Californians to live.

California’s Homelessness Crisis Moves to the Country

SF Chronicle (9.8.17) – Experts blame the phenomenon of exploding rural homelessness on rising housing prices and rents and wages that have been stagnant for years. Those who study homelessness say the number of those without secure shelter will keep rising until something is done to create more housing that poor people can afford.

Too many Californians are too close to homelessness. Lawmakers, don’t fail them now

Democrats in the Legislature are right. What California is experiencing isn’t merely a housing crisis. It’s a housing “catastrophe” – and after years of stalemates and inaction, it’s encouraging that many at the Capitol are finally starting to treat it like one.

Changes to key housing bill will give local governments in California more control over the money

Los Angeles Times Cities and counties will have more control over money designed to help the state combat its housing affordability crisis under amendments to key legislation unveiled Tuesday.

Too many Californians are too close to homelessness. Lawmakers, don’t fail them now

Democrats in the Legislature are right. What California is experiencing isn’t merely a housing crisis. It’s a housing “catastrophe” – and after years of stalemates and inaction, it’s encouraging that many at the Capitol are finally starting to treat it like one. Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker […]

California Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Affordable Housing Bond

Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly have reached a deal on a $4 billion bond measure to fund affordable housing in the state. The measure addresses one cause of California’s affordable housing crisis: a lack of state funding to construct homes for low-income residents.

Affordable housing advocates at the Capitol urging CA Legislature to go ‘Big and Bold’ to fight the state’s housing crisis.

With solutions in front of the CA Legislature, advocates called on them to pass a package of bills to begin to address the State’s housing crisis and  #BringCAHome. 

Let’s Seize Opportunity to Turn Tide on Housing Catastrophe

The Legislature is back in session after a month-long recess, and housing advocacy organizations and partners are eager for action. Why? We haven’t seen urgency from state leaders to act on the state’s housing crisis and an opportunity to make an affordable housing bond and other critical legislative solutions a reality in years. (Click here […]

Housing Reform Can Benefit Builders, Buyers, Workers

Californians increasingly are sacrificing time with family to make four- and five-hour round-trip daily commutes to their jobs in high-cost coastal cities. Working families in places like Sacramento and Stockton are seeing their rents skyrocket because of a surge in demand from people who have been priced out of markets like San Francisco.

SLO county Supervisors reconsidering how to fund affordable housing

As the debate over affordable housing in the county continues, local residents like McCormick — who grew up on the Central Coast — now struggle to live here as an adult. the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo badly needs inclusionary fund money to build a 20-unit Halcyon Road low-income apartment complex in Arroyo Grande. […]