News and Updates

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2020 Housing California  Annual Conference 

in San Diego!

April 14-16 

Statement on proposed anti-homeless ballot measure

Statement on the passage of SB 329

Housing California and Corporation for Supportive Housing issued a joint statement condemning a proposed anti-homeless ballot measure You can read it here.

Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued a statement in response to Governor Newsom's signing of The Housing Opportunities Act (SB 329). You can read it here.

Statements on the Legislature’s action concerning SB 329 and SB 5

Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued statements in response to the California Legislature's actions on September 11, 2019 related to Senate Bills 329 and 5.


You can see her statement on the Legislature’s action concerning The Housing Opportunities Act (SB 329) here and on the Legislature’s action concerning the Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program (SB 5) here.

Become a Member or Sponsor Today!

You'll be in good company: view Our MembersWith your support in 2018, advocacy by Housing California and the Residents United Network resulted in:

  • The passage of Proposition 1 – the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Act and Proposition 2 – the $2 billion No Place Like Home Act.

  • The passage of 5 bills that work to end youth homelessness, support the development of permanent supportive housing, and advance renters' rights and protections.

  • An allocation of $770 million in the 2018 state budget toward homelessness solutions.

  • Elevating the importance of funding for affordable homes and homelessness during the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

Capitol Reporter - October

State News:

  • A Message From Our Executive Director, Lisa Hershey 

  • What Happened: Sponsored Bills 2019

  • Supported Bills

  • Regional Convenings

  • RUN Leaders Join Housing California Board 

  • California's New Renter Protections, Explained

Housing California in the News

November 2019

Sacramento Bee: What should California’s housing and transportation priorities be in 2020? Here are a few ideas

Lisa Hershey - Executive Director of Housing California - "Together with the Governor and Legislature, we made significant strides towards creating housing opportunities for those struggling the most. This year alone, our state outlawed discrimination against renters using housing assistance, capped rent increases, and invested more than $2 billion to address housing affordability and homelessness. However, to get us out of a crisis decades in the making, California needs a comprehensive, long-term approach."

Sacramento Bee: Fresh ideas and collaboration is the only way to solve California’s housing crisis

"Tackling California’s housing affordability and supply crisis requires fresh, new approaches – and close collaborations to achieve them. That goes not just for policymakers but for advocates of different backgrounds, including ourselves. We recognize that to create a California with homes for all, we need to think, act and do business differently."

October 2019

Politifact: Fact Check: Does California really have ‘90,000 unsheltered’ homeless people?

"Chris Martin, a legislative advocate on homelessness at the nonprofit Housing California, said Steinberg used the best figure available. He said a new HUD report is expected in December. Based on early survey results around the state this year, Martin said he anticipates at least a 10 percent jump in California’s overall homeless population when the report comes out. He did not have an estimate on how the unsheltered population might change."


A California in which no one is homeless and everyone can afford a safe, stable place to call home in a healthy and vibrant community.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

p. 916.447.0503

f. 916.447.1900

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