Increasing Affordable Housing Production by Modernizing State Laws & Prioritizing Funding

Date(s) - Jul 30, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Sponsored by: Housing & Community Development Division

Increasing affordable housing production has been a challenge for decades. There are challenges to production, funding, locations and legislatively. Homelessness rates in recent years and planners need innovative ways to provide transitional and permanent supportive housing. The production of affordable housing along with wrap around services has been increasingly challenging. However, with the 2020 COVID Pandemic, new funding sources have become available, and many states are finding new ways to tackle these complex problems. How can States modernize their laws to remove barriers to housing production? In what ways are we ensuring deeply affordable housing is available for those who need it?

One state that has begun to tackle these challenges at the State level is California. The state has been able to secure funding to provide 46,000 permanently affordable units. California has been able to do this with authorizing legislation and the prioritization of funding for affordable housing. There has been allocation for deeply and conditionally affordable housing. They have also been able to address their tax credit backlog with the authorizing legislation and funding. Tune in to hear from Geoffrey Ross, California Housing and Community Development Deputy Director and Sasha Wisotsky Kergan with the California Housing and Community Development Housing Policy Division.