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.

Industry Insight: CHC’s April Newsletter

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

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.

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!

Key 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 […]