Housing Tool Kit
- A tool, resource, idea bank and step-by-step guide to Design
in affordable housing.
- Excellent comprehensive affordable housing resource guide
by Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle Library.
- Section provides useful information on affordable housing
techniques and approaches with a focus on cost-effective green
We Need Affordable Housing - Insightful and comprehensive
PDF report on unmet housing needs in California by Housing
"Workforce Housing - Challenges and
Responses" Jan 2003 study by San Luis Obispo Chamber
of Commerce > click
here to download PDF
Housing Element - San Luis Obispo General Plan," Aug
2003, County of San Luis Obispo > click
here to download PDF
"State of CA Housing Market,"
report by Department of Housing and Community Development,
Housing Policy Development Division > click
here to download pdf on Key Issues and see website
for full report
Mae - Agency's Housing and Community Development (HCD)
division tackles the toughest housing problems in America.
Through the development of mortgage products, services, investments,
national partnerships, and local initiatives, HCD works to
expand the dream of homeownership and affordable rental housing.
Federal Home Loan Banks
- conduct two programs designed to meet the pressing housing
and local economic needs of low-moderate income Americans
and neighborhoods. Those programs are the Affordable Housing
Program (AHP) and the Community Investment Program (CIP).
Housing Law Project - advocacy organization
that lobbies in the California State Legislature for affordable
housing and tenants rights for low income people, the disabled,
elderly, homeless and farm workers.
California Housing Partnership
Corporation - nonprofit housing consulting and training
organization formed in 1988 with mission to preserve existing
affordable housing and to expand the capacity of public, nonprofit
and resident-controlled entities to develop, own and manage
Housing - provides affordable housing and programs, leading
to self-sufficiency, for low-income families, seniors, and
other special needs groups on California's Central Coast.
Association of Northern California - As the collective
voice of those who support, build and finance affordable housing,
NPH spurs citizen action and focuses government policy on
housing solutions for low-income people who suffer disproportionately
from the housing crisis. In addition to its advocacy work,
NPH offers professional training, networking opportunities,
and resources for housing policy analysts, advocates and activists.
- statewide coalition of over 1,000 regional and local housing
advocates, nonprofit developers and homelessness service organizations.
We lobby on state-level policy and budget matters in an effort
to increase housing opportunities for homeless and very low-income
BRIDGE - large
non-profit affordable housing developer in California, and
a nationally recognized leader in cutting edge housing development
practices. Since its inception in 1983, BRIDGE has participated
in the development of over 9,500 homes serving over 20,000
Californians. BRIDGE's award-winning developments have demonstrated
that quality affordable housing has a positive impact on neighborhoods,
especially when the public, private and non-profit sector
work together to create housing that reflects the needs of
the community it serves.
Club Challenges Sprawl - Smart Growth and Affordable Housing:
A Partnership for Success Affordable Housing Crisis Plagues
America - More Americans than ever before live in inadequate
housing or spend more than half of their monthly income on
housing. As the growing population's demand for housing increases,
we are failing to provide affordable, convenient options.
Smart Growth provides a solution to sprawl and the affordable
housing challenge. Fighting sprawl can and should include
Smart Growth and affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity International
- nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking
to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world,
and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
National Affordable Housing
Network - provides technical assistance, designing detailed
houseplans, and other educational materials to ensure that
resource efficiency features are included in the design of
low-income housing in the United States.
National Housing Institute
- examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community
in America, including key issues affecting affordable housing
and community development practitioners and their supporters.