Key Affordable Housing Measure (SB2) Clears Second Hurdle in Senate

Key Affordable Housing 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

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 […]

Key Affordable Housing Measure Advances in Senate Committee

Key Affordable Housing Measure Advances in Senate Committee

The California Housing Consortium applauds the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee’s approval today of SB 2 (Atkins), a measure that is vital to chipping away at California’s devastating housing shortage.

New Factsheet for SB 2 and AB 71

New Factsheet for SB 2 and AB 71

CHC partnered with Housing California to develop a Factsheet: SB 2 & AB 71 to inform decision-makers as they take action this year to address the state’s affordable housing crisis. These two pieces of legislation come at a crucial time for California, when state housing investment has plummeted by 69% in the last decade, worsening […]

County Factsheets

County Factsheets

Follow the link above to access important and up-to-date housing information & statistics by county. Many of these fact-sheets show just how long of way we need to go in terms of making housing affordable and accessible for all Californias.

California’s Affordable Housing Crisis Must Be Addressed

California’s Affordable Housing Crisis Must Be Addressed

CHC Executive Director Ray Pearl was featured in today’s Sacramento Bee. His op-ed calls for a renewed commitment from California leaders to the values of inclusion, equity and opportunity by fixing Californias broken housing policies to ensure that all Californians have a safe place to live. “It’s clear that without action at the state level, the crisis will grow year by year and take a disproportionate toll on disadvantaged communities.”

CHC responds to the Governor’s 2017 State of the State

CHC responds to the Governor’s 2017 State of the State

Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address Tuesday morning, promising to defend California’s laws and values. Brown touched on key topics from immigration and jobs to healthcare and climate change, and offered a laundry list of the state’s recent accomplishments in his speech. Unfortunately, in the 1570 words used in his speech, not […]

Rapid response to Jerry Brown’s budget plan tries to sway final deal

Rapid response to Jerry Brown’s budget plan tries to sway final deal

Sacramento Bee – Ray Pearl, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, which advocates for affordable homes: “California leaders have made a commitment to defend our state’s ideals of inclusion and opportunity, yet the budget released today allows an unprecedented housing crisis to continue taking a human and economic toll that undermines these values. “Despite the state’s […]

California’s housing affordability problems ‘as bad as they’ve ever been in the state’s history,’ housing director says

California’s housing affordability problems ‘as bad as they’ve ever been in the state’s history,’ housing director says

Los Angeles Times – California’s housing affordability challenges remain daunting and continue to increase, according to a draft report from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development released Tuesday. The report found: Housing production over the last decade fell more than 100,000 new homes short of demand and continues to lag, leading to surging prices at all income levels. The state’s homeownership rates are at their lowest since the 1940s. One-third of the state’s renters spend more than half their income on housing costs.

2017 is the year California must solve its housing crisis

2017 is the year California must solve its housing crisis

San Francisco Chronicle – California rarely shies away from big challenges, from solving big problems to leading on our most difficult issues — social, environmental, economic. It’s in our DNA. So it’s surprising that California has made so little progress in addressing a housing crisis that is hurting millions of people, robbing future generations of a chance to call California home, killing economic opportunity for workers and businesses, tearing apart communities, pushing growing numbers into homelessness and even undermining our efforts to battle climate change.