2020 Conference  Rescheduled


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Coalition Budget Request to Address Homelessness

2020 Conference Rescheduled 

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Housing California, along with cities, counties, providers, and advocates across California released a budget letter requesting ongoing funding to meet the scale of the need of the homeless crisis in California on March 6th. You can find the letter here.

Statement on Recommendations of Governor Newsom’s Task Force

Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued a statement in response to the recommendations laid out by Governor Newsom's task force on homelessness. You can read it here.

Capitol Reporter - February 2020

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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.

RUN Newsletter - January 2020

Housing California in the News

February 2020

Mercury News: Housing, wildfires, big tech: Here’s how White House candidates would tackle California’s biggest issues

“The solutions and numbers may feel very big, and even overwhelming, but this is the scale of the problem,” said David Zisser, the associate director of the affordable housing advocacy group Housing California. “I suspect that $2.5 trillion is probably about right.”


January 2020

Capital Public Radio: ‘A Real Emergency’: Newsom Issues Executive Order To Use State Land, Travel Trailers, Hospitals For California Homeless Crisis

Chris Martin, legislative advocate on homelessness for the nonprofit Housing California, called the governor’s actions “ambitious and exciting.” He said he was particularly pleased with the governor’s proposal to use some of the proposed $750 million to pay for rental assistance for homeless people.

East County Today: Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Introduces Legislation to Create the First Ever State Office on Homelessness

“California gets big things done when we work together. To do that, we need to be organized and coordinated-and when it comes to ending homelessness, that is crucial now more than ever" said Christopher Martin, Legislative Advocate, Housing California.

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."


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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