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.

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.

State Senate bills aim to make homes more affordable, but they won’t spur nearly enough construction

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders promised in a joint statement to pass a package of bills that “will help ensure Californians won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to have a roof over their head.” But the measures now contemplated to alleviate the state’s affordability crisis will not make much of a dent in California’s housing […]

Poll Reveals Strong Support for Large Affordable Housing Bond

Treasurer Chiang & affordable housing advocates release polling results, call on Governor Brown and Legislative leaders to ‘Think Big’ as they work on housing package. Amid Californian’s mounting concern over rising homelessness and out-of-reach rents, California State Treasurer John Chiang and a coalition of affordable housing advocates, including the California Housing Consortium, today released the […]

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 […]