The purpose of the Agency is to preserve and increase affordable & workforce housing through acquisition, development, rehabilitation and financing activities.
The reason for creating CalAHA is a simple one: There is strength in numbers. What a small agency may not be able to do on its own, it may be able to accomplish through the resources of multiple members.
Since all members are established housing authorities, the Agency itself retains the powers granted under Housing Authorities Law (Health & Safety Code Section 34200 et al.).
This means it may acquire, construct, manage and maintain real property including single- and multifamily housing.