Solutions

Mapping a better future for California.

The Roadmap Home includes more than 50 policies that, when fully implemented, will address the root causes of housing insecurity and homelessness across our state.

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Go Deep

Go in-depth on all 57 policy solutions in the Roadmap Home.


Here are the first 12 policies we’re advocating for in 2021:

01
Initiate a $10 billion statewide housing bond to fund five more years of affordable housing for low-income families and people experiencing homelessness.
Impact
102,000
new affordable rental homes
10,000
new affordable ownership homes
324,000
people served per year
02
Build on the success of Project Homekey by funding the conversion of commercial and rental properties occupied by low-income households currently on the private market into affordable homes. Give tenants and affordable housing organizations the first right-of-offer on rental homes that are offered for sale.
Impact
90,000
preserved affordable homes
262,000
people served per year
03
Shift savings from planned and future state prison closures to fund housing and services for formerly incarcerated Californians experiencing homelessness.
Impact
Up to
$1 billion
annually to address housing needs
04
Make permanent the $500 million expansion of the state Low Income Housing Tax Credit to increase affordable housing production through public-private partnerships.
Impact
74,000
new affordable homes
215,000
people served per year
05
Provide $4.2 billion per year in ongoing funding for local governments to implement a flexible range of homelessness solutions, including rental assistance, interim housing, and permanent housing and services. Recapture $2.4 billion per year lost to corporate tax loopholes and reductions through the Bring CA Home campaign.
Impact
More than
400,000
people supported to exit homelessness each year
06
Empower voters to support affordable homes locally by lowering the supermajority approval threshold required for housing ballot measures to 55%, generating approximately $3 billion in local revenue over the coming decade.
Impact
35,000
new affordable homes
101,000
people served per year
07
End exclusionary and racially discriminatory zoning in opportunity-rich neighborhoods by supporting and holding local governments accountable to implement current land-use laws and by allowing increases in building height and density for mixed-income and affordable housing developments.
Impact
138,000
new affordable homes
465,000
new market-rate homes
380,000
people served per year
08
Allow new apartments and condominiums to be built in commercial and mixed-use zones when at least 20% of the homes are affordable to low-income households.
Impact
16,000
new affordable homes
44,000
people served per year
09
Speed up affordable housing production and eliminate inequitable applications of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by exempting new housing developments, including Project Homekey hotel conversions, that are 100% affordable to low-income households, while continuing to address environmental justice concerns.
10
Provide ongoing eviction protections and assistance to renters by creating a standing state-of-emergency Renter and Small Landlord Resiliency Emergency Program that launches upon declaration of a crisis, based on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and major wildfires.
11
Increase the speed and efficiency of the delivery of emergency housing assistance by creating a revolving state fund to bridge the timing of disaster relief.
Impact
17,000
affordable homes rebuilt faster
48,000
people served per year
12
Speed the construction of affordable homes and reduce uncertainty and costs by streamlining the award of state funding for affordable housing developments receiving financing from four different state agencies into one decision-making process.
Impact
99,000
new affordable homes
288,000
people served per year

Tell your state senators and assembly members to endorse the Roadmap Home 2030.