Advocacy

Advocacy Win: CalHome Included in State Budget

2022-08-11T18:25:26-07:00July 5th, 2022|

We did it! Thanks to every affordable housing advocate who raised their voice over the last few months, $350 million has been allocated to CalHome in the state budget over the next two years! Governor Newsom and the California legislature heard our concerns and heeded our urgent request. Seizing on a historic opportunity, they

When the Cost of Home Is Too Much

2022-06-03T15:51:56-07:00June 28th, 2022|

The National Housing Conference recently updated its Paycheck to Paycheck database, which illustrates the ability — or lack thereof — of working families to afford typical housing in metropolitan areas by comparing wage data and housing costs. The report shows that, in the San Diego metropolitan area, a family must earn $231,456 annually to afford

Calling on Governor Newsom to Fund Home Production

2022-05-09T17:22:19-07:00May 24th, 2022|

We at Habitat know affordable homeownership provides economic stability for working families and allows them to build equity and generational wealth through property they own. By increasing access to affordable homeownership, we can combat a long history of injustices that have denied too many Californians the opportunity for ownership. Projections indicate the median home

Advocacy Update: Building Louder

2022-02-23T13:37:49-08:00February 16th, 2022|

On January 19, San Diego Habitat for Humanity joined our colleagues from Habitat affiliates across the state to advocate for the creation of more affordable homeownership opportunities — at Habitat for Humanity California’s 11th Annual Advocacy Day. Over 100 advocates took part in virtual meetings with nearly every California State Senator and Assemblymember to stress

Advocacy Update: Build Back Better Act

2021-12-21T02:22:28-08:00December 15th, 2021|

President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on November 15. Although the legislation did not have investments for affordable housing, the bill included a few promising provisions to support the energy efficiency work of Habitat affiliates to retrofit the homes of low-income families, and their own office buildings: Nonprofit

Advocacy Update: October 2021

2021-11-02T17:00:04-07:00October 13th, 2021|

On Tuesday, September 28, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of 27 bills crafted to boost housing production in California. The bills focus on four key areas — streamlining the building of new homes, breaking down barriers to build more affordable housing, addressing systemic bias by elevating fair housing principles, and holding local governments accountable

Your Vote Matters

2021-09-01T14:03:19-07:00September 6th, 2021|

Every vote matters in every election. The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. We encourage you to make a plan to vote, research how candidates may or may not align with your priorities, and cast your vote by September 14! Here are some resources to help you navigate the upcoming California

Cost of Home Campaign Turns Two

2021-07-06T16:49:40-07:00July 27th, 2021|

For the past two years, San Diego Habitat has been working alongside hundreds of Habitat for Humanity organizations, volunteers, and community members across the country to help ensure that 10 million people living in the U.S. can afford the cost of home. That includes working with you to advocate for more affordable homes. Over the last

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