Affordable Housing Policy and Legislation:

Working together, lawmakers and Gov. Brown can turn things around and create a California where hardworking families, children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable residents have a place to call home. Through Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu, D-San Francisco) & Senate Bill 2 (Atkins, D-San Diego) California has the opportunity to invest in proven affordable-home programs, boost the economy and create jobs – all without general fund commitment.

California’s affordable-home builders are encouraged that Gov. Brown has committed to work with the Legislature to reduce barriers to construction. To that end, we urge Brown to support Assembly Bill 72 (Santiago, D-Los Angeles) to promote the local accountability needed to ensure plans for affordable homes result in actual places for workers and families to live. Let’s commit to preserve California values of inclusion, health and economic opportunity – by fixing broken policies that deprive too many Californians of a place to call home.

May’s Industry insight

In this issue:
-In this issue:
– A note from our Executive Director Ray Pearl
– ICYMI
– A Federal Policy Update from David Gasson
– Affordable Housing in the News
-CHC’s 20th Anniversary Video

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 […]

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.