H.R. 1 Tax Reform Action Alert

On Thursday, November 2, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) unveiled their long-awaited tax reform plan.  H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, delivers substantial tax cuts, including a significant reduction in the top corporate income tax rate. To offset the cost of the cuts, many current tax incentives are eliminated or substantially […]

Gov. Jerry Brown says the state’s housing crisis is his next priority, but reaching a deal won’t be easy

Ray Pearl, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, said he is disappointed that lawmakers, after a recent history of failed housing legislation, again put off a decision. But he’s encouraged that it’s now the top priority. “We’ve seen that when there is legislative and gubernatorial leadership, the two-thirds hurdle is high but not insurmountable,” Pearl […]

Send in Support Letters for AB 35

As many of you know, Speaker Toni Atkins and Assemblymember David Chiu and other California elected leaders last week announced a legislative package to significantly increase resources available for the production and preservation of affordable homes. AB 35 (Chiu) is a central part of this package. This bill will increase the state Low Income Housing […]

Action Alert: SB 391 in Assembly Appropriations

Thanks to all your hard work, the California Homes and Jobs Act (SB 391) continues to move through the Assembly. On Friday, August 30th, the bill could be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and put on the “suspense file.”

SB 1220 Passes Out of Senate Policy Committees!

Today SB 1220 passed out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with a vote of 5-2. The bill will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee at the end of May. Thank you to all of our supporters and to Senator DeSaulnier and his staff!

SB 1220 Passes Out of Senate Transportation & Housing

SB 1220 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee April 24th, 2012 with a vote of 6-2. The bill will be heard tomorrow in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee at 9:30am. Thank you to our many members who traveled to Sacramento to testify in support of this landmark legislation!

HOMeS Act Introduced

Permanent Source of Funding for Affordable Housing Bill Introduced Today Today, Senator Mark DeSaulnier and President pro Tem of the Senate Darrell Steinberg, along with principal co-author Assemblymember Toni Atkins, introduced the Housing Opportunity and Market Stabilization (HOMeS) Act (SB 1220) with the goal of creating a permanent funding source for affordable homes in California. […]

CHC Supports AB 1585

Policy Position AB 1585 was introduced last week by Speaker Perez and Assemblymembers Atkins, Dickinson, Hill, Mitchell, Perea and Torres. AB 1585 is an urgency bill running parallel to SB 654 (Steinberg). This bill clarifies that existing unencumbered Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund balances will transfer to the successor housing agencies of dissolved redevelopment […]

Update on SB 654

UPDATE (1/31): Republicans today offered a set of technical amendments to SB 654. After the amendments were refused, the bill with the urgency clause died on a 24-1 vote with all Republicans abstaining except for one. Senator Steinberg then stripped the urgency clause from the bill and it passed on a 34-1 vote. This now […]

CHC Supports SB 654

The California Housing Consortium Board of Directors voted today to support SB 654, authored by Senator Steinberg, which seeks to protect the crucial existing housing funds of dissolving redevelopment agencies. CHC’s support letter can be seen here.