The California Housing Partnership published the 2020 Housing Need Reports for all of California’s 58 counties. The reports document the gap in affordable homes versus need and looks at costs that the lowest income renters face statewide and at the county-level. The reports make several statewide policy recommendations, including making permanent the $500 million annual increase to the California Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) focuses on rental housing from 2001 through 2017 and analyzes the share of households that rent, the affordability of rental housing and rental housing conditions. In 2017, almost 7 million more households rented their homes than in 2001, which brought the share of households that rent from an estimated 34 percent to 36 percent.Read More