The Goal.

A comprehensive effort to close the state’s growing “housing gap” by producing one million more homes in 10 years—a plan that expands resources for subsidized affordable housing, while also increasing production of market-rate housing near transit and jobs.

The Problem.

With supply falling far below demand, California needs to dramatically increase the supply of all types of housing, including affordable housing for low- and middle-income earners. State resources are constrained and communities face obstacles to building more homes close to jobs and transit.

FEATURED STORIES

August 23, 2017

CA Economic Summit urges Legislature to act on housing “package,” highlights what must come next

Housing leaders also call for addressing major unresolved issues like the high cost of building Read More »

REPORTING

How to pay for local infrastructure projects? New website offers an answer
September 30, 2015 by Darin Dinsmore

How to pay for local infrastructure projects? New website offers an answer

Recent legislation expands local governments’ infrastructure financing powers that will help build investments in projects from transit stations, housing to next-gen water facilities. Read More »

Lack of affordable housing in Inland Empire placing bigger economic burden on low-income families
September 22, 2015

Lack of affordable housing in Inland Empire placing bigger economic burden on low-income families

Most low-income families in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are spending more than 50 percent of income on rent. Read More »

Agenda for 2015 California Economic Summit firming up
September 15, 2015

Agenda for 2015 California Economic Summit firming up

Annual gathering will happen in Ontario, the first time the Summit will take place in the Inland Empire, where the effects of the Great Recession were felt most severely and the issues of workforce, housing and water are vital. Read More »

Two ways for cities to reduce the cost of housing and make homes more affordable
September 08, 2015 by Mark Pisano

Two ways for cities to reduce the cost of housing and make homes more affordable

Paired together, streamlining regulations and using infrastructure districts to bring down costs would have a big impact on California housing, all without raising taxes. Read More »

Social impact bonds: A better way to combat blight
July 13, 2015 by Marc Joffe

Social impact bonds: A better way to combat blight

Richmond, California, after an unsuccessful attempt to deal with blighted properties through eminent domain, is now turning to social impact bonds to rehabilitate these homes. Read More »

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges
July 09, 2015

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges

Wrap-up of gathering that brought together problem solvers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to take on the state's most intractable social and environmental problems. Read More »

Summit releases plan for addressing affordable housing crisis, urges lawmakers to act
June 01, 2015

Summit releases plan for addressing affordable housing crisis, urges lawmakers to act

Housing team supports package of legislation to raise more housing funds but calls for more permanent solutions to growing problem. Read More »

Summit unveils five-year roadmap to shared prosperity for California
January 11, 2015 by By Paul Granillo and Eloy Oakley

Summit unveils five-year roadmap to shared prosperity for California

Plan proposes right next steps toward sustainable growth Read More »

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