ORGANIZING AND COALITION BUILDING
Launched in April 2014, the California Residents United Network (RUN) is a statewide resident-organizing network designed to engage affordable-home residents in the decisions that affect the health and stability of their lives and communities and harness people power as a political force in order to influence policy and budget decisions at the state, regional, and local level. Learn more.
We serve as a convener and facilitator for new networks and collaborative bodies that are creating leading-edge approaches to addressing housing. These networks seek to address housing needs in a more-holistic way -- one that not only changes lives, but improves outcomes for health, the environment, education, transportation, public safety, business, and more.
ADVANCING THE FIELD
The Housing California Annual Conference started in 1979 with a small gathering across the street from the State Capitol, and has since grown into one of the largest and most diverse affordable housing and homelessness conferences in the country. Housing California became a broader organization in 1988 as a result of the growing state advocacy work in affordable housing.
Learn about our Annual Conference, how you can become a speaker/panelist, sponsor/exhibitor, or volunteer. The 40th Annual Conference takes place April 2019.
Our communications work includes outreach to our members, legislators, coalition partners, advocates, and others through our website, Facebook, Twitter, and the media. Sign up to receive Housing California email.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, TRAININGS, & WEBINARS
Our staff members speak at conferences, meetings, and events throughout California and the nation. We're available to give presentations on housing/homelessness policy, coalition building/organizing, transit-oriented development, and communications/framing. Request a Housing California speaker.
Sustainable Communities Strategies / Implementation of SB 375