Shaping narrative, building power, and changing policy
to end homelessness and create affordable homes for all.
News and Updates
Bi-Partisan Statement in Support
of AB 1845
A broad bi-partisan group of legislators submitted a letter urging Governor Newsom to sign AB 1845 and asking to collaborate with him on implementing bold innovations effectively tackling homelessness in our state. Full statement here
Joint Statement in Support of AB 1845
Housing California, CSH, and 46 other organizations sent a formal request to Governor Newsom encouraging him to sign AB 1845 (L. Rivas/Chiu). AB 1845, which passed with strong bipartisan support, without any opposition would institutionalize an improved infrastructural response to homelessness in California. Full statement here
Joint Anti-Eviction Statement
Housing California has released a joint statement from Residents United Network leaders and nonprofit affordable housing developers about the dual need to protect residents from pandemic evictions and keep housing providers afloat. Full statement here
Joint Statement from Housing California and the California Housing Consortium on Legislature’s failure to advance a housing package
In the face of an unprecedented public health crisis, the Governor and Legislature acted decisively in this year’s state budget to maintain funding for essential affordable housing programs, in particular, the recent $500 million expansion of the state Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Full statement here.
Housing Advocates Condemn Trump Administration Racist Attack
The Trump Administration announced the intention to bury the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act. Galvanized in our commitment to promote integration, access to opportunity, and housing justice, we share a formal response produced with CRLA Foundation, Western Center on Law & Poverty & Public Advocates. Read the full statement here.
Yes on 15: Schools and Communities First
Housing California is excited to see Yes on 15: Schools and Communities First on the November ballot. We have been working closely with other steering committee members to develop an affordable housing policy brief for Proposition 15. You can find a statement of support and the policy brief here.
Formal Statement and Actions Addressing Systemic Racism
Housing California’s staff and board share in the sorrow over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery—and in the goals laid out by the Movement for Black Lives to prevent another single Black victim of racism and white supremacy. Full statement here.
Housing California in the News
Read about Housing California on our Media Archive.
The HEROES Act
The HEROES Act is a $3 trillion bill that proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities respond to COVID-19. Let’s urge Congress to pass these critically needed housing and homelessness provisions!
Webinar: How to Win Media Coverage for Housing Affordability and Homelessness
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30am PDT
Housing California & Spitfire Strategies have teamed up to teach you all the strategies and skills you need to successfully engage the media. Register now.
Comprehensive approach. Concrete solutions. Homes for all.
California’s Roadmap HOME 2030 is an initiative to develop and implement a “Marshall Plan” for statewide housing and homelessness solutions. This 10-year policy blueprint will illustrate how, with the right solutions and the will, we can create a California with homes for all.
Become a Member Today!
You'll be in good company: view Our Members. With your support over the last several years, advocacy by Housing California and the Residents United Network resulted in:
Raising more than $5 billion to address homelessness and housing affordability through state legislative and budgetary efforts.
Leading 2 state bond campaigns that resulted in $6 billion of new fundingfor affordable and supportive homes.
Passing numerous bills to increase the affordable and supportive housing production and protect low-income peopleand individuals experiencing homelessness.