Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship

Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship

Full Report

Executive Summary

Press Release

Fact Sheet

Study Description

Agenda

Overview

California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determined that the state must create 1.8 million new housing units between 2015 and 2025 to meet its housing needs. The state is two-thirds of the way through that timeline, but currently does not appear to be on track to meet that goal. In the meantime, Californians are paying record prices for housing and far too many are finding themselves priced out of the market.

California’s state and local governments work closely together to increase the supply of safe, affordable housing in the locations where Californians need it. The Commission’s study will focus on the state and local relationship and examine how the state can work within that relationship to increase the supply of affordable housing in California. The Commission particularly will focus on the role of HCD as it is the state’s lead in facilitating the creation of new affordable housing.

The Commission will hold hearings on August 26, September 9, and September 23, 2021, featuring the perspectives of stakeholders from outside of government, local governments, and state government.

If you would like more information about this study, please contact project manager Krystal Beckham at krystal.beckham[@]lhc.ca.gov. To be notified electronically of meetings, events, or when the review is complete, please subscribe to Little Hoover Commission updates: https://bit.ly/LittleHooverNews.

Written testimony from hearing witnesses can be found below in the corresponding event agenda.

 

Relevant Reports
(Report #258, April 2021)
 
(Report #165, May 2002)

 

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  • September 23
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 3)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 3)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online:
    https://bit.ly/3iNjQOK
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 971-4008-7427
    Password: 380397

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Perspectives from Within State Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing

    a. Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Secretary, California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (Written Testimony)

    b. Claudia Cappio, Former Local Planning Official and Former Director, California Housing Finance Agency and Former Director, Housing and Community Development (2011-2015) (Written Testimony)

    c. Ben Metcalf, Managing Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation (Written Testimony)

    d. Public Comments


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    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

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  • September 9
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 2)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 2)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, September 9, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online:
    https://bit.ly/3m8ktUY
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 987-0021-4985
    Password: 130995

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Perspectives from Stakeholders Outside of Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing
      1. Robert Phipps, Deputy Director, Fresno Council of Governments and Michael Sigala, Principal, Sigala Inc.
      2. Heather Peters, Principal Regional Housing Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments.
      3. Sharon Byrne, Vice President, United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties.
      4. Public Comments


    Add to your calendar

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
  • August 26
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 1)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 1)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, August 26, 2021

     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3snjBx5
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 920-9723-9737
    Password: 916118

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Public Comments
    2. Perspectives from Stakeholders Outside of Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing
      • Denise Pinkston, Founder and President, The Casita Coalition, and Partner, TMG Partners (Written Testimony)
      • Debbie Arakel, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity California (Written Testimony)
      • Fanny Ortiz, Co-Founder and Board Member, Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre, and Treasurer, California Community Land Trust Network


    Add to your calendar

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

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  • September 23
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 3)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 3)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online:
    https://bit.ly/3iNjQOK
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 971-4008-7427
    Password: 380397

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Perspectives from Within State Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing

    a. Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Secretary, California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (Written Testimony)

    b. Claudia Cappio, Former Local Planning Official and Former Director, California Housing Finance Agency and Former Director, Housing and Community Development (2011-2015) (Written Testimony)

    c. Ben Metcalf, Managing Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation (Written Testimony)

    d. Public Comments


    Add to your calendar

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
  • September 9
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 2)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 2)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, September 9, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online:
    https://bit.ly/3m8ktUY
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 987-0021-4985
    Password: 130995

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Perspectives from Stakeholders Outside of Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing
      1. Robert Phipps, Deputy Director, Fresno Council of Governments and Michael Sigala, Principal, Sigala Inc.
      2. Heather Peters, Principal Regional Housing Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments.
      3. Sharon Byrne, Vice President, United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties.
      4. Public Comments


    Add to your calendar

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
  • August 26
    2021
    Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 1)
    10 a.m.
    Public Hearing
    Agenda

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearing on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship (Part 1)
    10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, August 26, 2021

     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3snjBx5
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 920-9723-9737
    Password: 916118

    Or watch the hearing live on the Commission's Facebook.

    1. Public Comments
    2. Perspectives from Stakeholders Outside of Government on Facilitating the Creation of Affordable Housing
      • Denise Pinkston, Founder and President, The Casita Coalition, and Partner, TMG Partners (Written Testimony)
      • Debbie Arakel, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity California (Written Testimony)
      • Fanny Ortiz, Co-Founder and Board Member, Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre, and Treasurer, California Community Land Trust Network


    Add to your calendar

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 16, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Hearings

    On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Thursday, September 23, 2021 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on Creating Affordable Housing: The State and Local Relationship. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. The Zoom information and phone number for accessing the hearings are included below with each hearing's agenda and also on our website. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone. All three hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise hand" feature in Zoom or sending an email to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearings, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.

    Witnesses may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearings may be cancelled without notice.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, August 19 for the August 26 public hearing; Thursday, September 2 for the September 9 public hearing; and Thursday, September 16 for the September 23 public hearing.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video