California’s housing affordability crisis was a primary focus of the California Legislature in 2017, culminating with Governor Brown signing into law a historic “housing package” of 15 bills, passed on the last day before the legislative session adjourned. This new set of bills represents the most significant state-level action addressing housing since the elimination of […]
The US House of Representatives plans to vote tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, on a 2018 budget resolution that calls for deep spending cuts to many important public services and systems that improve the lives of individuals and families across California. The House budget resolution also paves the way for fast-track approval of a package of […]
For the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute, Executive Director Chris Hoene provided an overview of the state budget process, including the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and the public.
In recent years, Californians have enjoyed expanded access to health care coverage, including sizeable gains among our state’s young people. From 2013 to 2016 alone, the share of California children without health coverage dropped sharply, declining by more than 60 percent. An important factor in this progress is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which […]
This Fact Sheet examines California’s high rent and home prices, showing how housing is largely unaffordable for low- and moderate income households.