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 […]

Assembly Democrats Release Statement on Affordable Housing

Statement on Affordable Housing For Immediate Release July 17, 2017 The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:“Today’s affordable housing commitment by Governor Brown, Speaker Rendon, and Senate President pro Tempore de León is welcome news for all Californians who are suffering from crushing rents and unreachable […]

SENATE PASSES KEY FUNDING BILL FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Sacramento, CA (July 7th) – The California Housing Consortium (CHC) applauds the Senate’s approval today of Senate Bill 2 (Atkins) by vote of 27-12, the Building Homes and Jobs Act is a much-anticipated intervention to ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. The Building Homes and Jobs Act would establish a permanent funding source for affordable […]

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

Sacramento, CA – The California Housing Consortium (CHC) applauds the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s approval today (5/26) of AB71 (Chiu) and AB 72 (Santiago). Both measures are critical to jumpstarting affordable housing production and easing the housing crisis ravaging the state. “We are encouraged by the actions taken today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and the […]

SB 2 Funding Affordable Housing Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

Sacramento, CA – The California Housing Consortium (CHC) applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval today of SB 2 (Atkins). The Building Homes and Jobs Act creates an ongoing funding source to create affordable housing without having a state general fund impact. “With the harsh reminder again just this week that the five-county Southern California region alone needs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legislature Adjourns with Little Action on Tackling CA Housing Affordability Crisis

When 2016 began, we had high hopes this would be the year state leaders would finally make headway on a housing affordability crisis. They called the shortfall of affordable homes “one of the key threats to our economy,” a driver of the state’s “a high homeless population,” a “costly” problem for local governments, and a […]

Assembly Democrats Announce $1.3 billion Housing Proposal

More than a dozen members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus today unveiled a plan that would deliver relief to California families struggling to keep up with skyrocketing rents. In a letter to Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 Chair Asm. Adrin Nazarian, the caucus members, led by Housing Committee Chair Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Asm. […]

Governor Releases 2016-2017 Budget Proposal

On January 7, Governor Brown released his 2016-2017 budget proposal. Although it comes amid surging tax revenues and a rebounding state economy, the Governor continued to press for fiscal discipline. You can read a complete summary by our lobby firm, Sloat Higgins Jensen, here. CHC released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal: “Last […]