Housing California is the voice in the state Capitol for children, seniors, families, people experiencing homelessness, and everyone who needs a safe, stable, affordable place to call home.
Since 1988, Housing California has been working to prevent homelessness and increase the variety and supply of safe, stable, accessible and permanently affordable places to live. Housing California staff accomplishes its goals through education, advocacy, and outreach.
They are on the ground in the state Capitol building power and working with key decision makers. Housing California is the go-to organization for decision makers on housing and homeless policy and legislation. They meet directly with legislators and their staff members -- those with the power to create and pass laws that have widespread, long-term stabilizing impacts on California's housing market. They support laws that make it easier for affordable homes to be built. Their work results in greater variety and supply in the housing market, which uplifts entire communities.
No other advocacy organization in the state is positioned to have the impact of Housing California in increasing the number of homes affordable to Californians on fixed incomes and modest budgets.
What exactly do they do in the Capitol?
Housing California educates lawmakers and others who have the power to stabilize the housing market; create more housing opportunities; and implement proven solutions that reduce the number of homeless men, women, and children in their communities. They help legislators and their staff members understand the impacts of proposed housing/homeless legislation and how these bills will impact Californians on fixed incomes and modest budgets.