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.

Key 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

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

Sacramento, CA – 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. “California is in the throes of our worst housing crisis since World War II due to a shameful lack of investment in […]

CHC Newsletter: February 2017

In this issue…
– A Note From our Executive Director
– ICYMI
– CHC’s Adopt-A-Legislator
– Federal Housing Policy Update from @David Gasson
– Affordable Housing in the News
– Celebrating CHC’s 20th Anniversary

New Factsheet for SB 2 and AB 71

CHC partnered with Housing California to develop a Factsheet for 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, […]

California’s Affordable Housing Crisis Must Be Addressed: Op-Ed published in SacBee by CHC Executive Director Ray Pearl

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, […]