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Past Webinar: Exploring Challenges and Successes of the Emergency Housing Voucher Program: Insights from Public Housing Authorities

On Wednesday, May 17 at noon PT, the Terner Center hosted a webinar exploring lessons from the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program. Beginning in 2021, the EHV program created an unprecedented opportunity…
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The First Step Is The Hardest: California’s Sliding Homeownership Ladder

In recent decades, it has become more difficult for California households to move up the rungs of the “homeownership ladder” from renting to owning with a mortgage and eventually owning outright. A…
Commentary and Analysis

New Pathways to Encourage Housing Production: A Review of California’s Recent Housing Legislation

In the past six years, California has introduced over 100 laws aimed at increasing housing production. A new policy brief New Pathways to Encourage Housing Production: A Review of California's Recent Housing…
Commentary and Analysis

Reaffirming the Federal Commitment to Fair Housing: Lessons from California in Implementing AFFH

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently inviting comments on a proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The proposed rule reinstates and builds on the Obama Administration’s…
Commentary and Analysis
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2023 Legislative Preview: Will New Faces and Budget Constraints Change Housing Focus in Sacramento?

Budget constraints and a notable number of new legislators complicate California’s ability to sustain the recent pace of passing housing legislation. Despite these shifting dynamics, however, over 100 bills pertaining to housing…
Commentary and Analysis
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Using Emergency Housing Vouchers to Address Homelessness

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened risks for people experiencing homelessness, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated funding for 70,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHVs). The EHV program…
Commentary and Analysis
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