May 26, 2021

People’s World: Newsom proposes record-setting public spending with ‘California Comeback Plan’

With California’s finances buoyed by unanticipated tax revenues and a $27 billion boost from the American Rescue Plan, Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 14 rolled out a proposed $267.8 billion budget he called “historic” and “transformational,” with infusions of funding for housing, education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental justice, and immediate relief for families and small businesses. Among spending priorities: Housing: Some $12 billion would go toward building affordable housing and taking other steps to house the unhoused, including increasing mental health…
May 12, 2021

Governor’s May Revision Shows Bold Leadership To Address Homelessness, Increase Affordable Housing

Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the 2021-22 state budget shows bold leadership to resource critical affordable housing and homelessness policy solutions. We urge legislators to build on the Governor’s May Revise with additional sustainable investments to scale our response to support a strong, thriving, equitable California ahead, for every community member no matter their race or income. There is a historic environment around us on all sides — a historic budget surplus and a historic level of investment toward…
May 7, 2021

Shelterforce: Racial Justice Calls Bring New Funders to Community Development

Corporate America has traditionally been content to sit out of conversations about hot-button issues. But as the Movement for Black Lives gained steam in communities large and small last year in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man killed by the officer who was arresting him, many companies found it difficult to ignore the pressure from employees and the public to take a stand. Given the deep racial inequalities in both rental housing and homeownership…
May 6, 2021

RELEASE: New Reports on Bay Area Housing Costs Demonstrates Need for CA Legislature and State Budget to Prioritize Affordable Housing Now

May 6, 2021 (San Francisco Bay Area) – In anticipation of the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the 2021-22 state budget proposal, and as affordable housing advocates and supporters across the Bay Area kickoff Affordable Housing Month, a new set of reports from California Housing Partnership provides a glimpse into the reality of people living and working severely housing cost-burdened in the Bay Area.  The new data show that a significant majority of the Bay Area’s extremely…