Learn More About Housing Policy in California and the Federal Government

State Government:

California Department of Housing and Community Development – Extensive library of regulations, demographic information, housing needs and projection numbers, NIMBY resources and much more

California Tax Credit Allocation Committee – Administers the state and federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs

California Legislative Analyst’s Office – is a nonpartisan government agency that provides fiscal and policy advice to the California Legislature

California Housing Finance Agency – is an independent state agency within HCD that makes low-rate housing loans through the sale of taxable and tax-exempt bonds.

California Legislative Counsel – Access bill information or legislative publications

Regional Housing Associations:

California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH)

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)

San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF)

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH)

Federal Government:

Department of Housing and Urban Development – Extensive information on the various federal housing programs

Federal Housing Finance Agency – independent federal regulator overseeing the housing finance market

National Housing Associations:

National Housing Conference – CHC’s national affiliate. NHC hosts “Paycheck to Paycheck” an online, interactive database which presents wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas. Visit NHC’s Open House blog to participate in a national conversation about how to best meet the need for decent, affordable housing

HousingPolicy.org – An online guide to state and local housing policy developed and maintained by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the NHC.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) – Working on preserving existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expanding the supply of low income housing, and establishing housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy

Affordable Rental Housing ACTION – A national, grassroots campaign led by a broad, cross-industry coalition of over 850 national, state, and local organizations working on protecting and preserving the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as a means of providing a wide variety of affordable rental housing options to low-income working families

Housing Partnership Network – A member-driven business collaborative of 100 of the leading housing and community development nonprofits in the country based on members sharing best practices through peer exchange from which new ideas emerge for innovation in the housing and community development sectors.