Climate Benefits for California Story Bank

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California's climate program is improving peoples' lives across the state with hundreds of millions of dollars of investments from cap-and-trade. Here, you can learn about the people whose lives are touched by these investments.

Anchor Place, Long Beach

"The Anchor Place project epitomizes the beauty of California’s climate program.

We are investing in a future where we can live without the threat of climate change. We are eliminating our dependence on resources that threaten national and global security and put our service members in harms way. We are honoring our veterans by serving those who have already sacrificed so much..." READ MORE



West Gateway Place, West Sacramento

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"Affordable housing" is a term we hear every day, in the news and in our neighborhoods. And while there are technical definitions that specify what makes a unit affordable based on income level, the true meaning of making homes affordable for working families can't be put into numbers.

For Esther Robert, an affordable home kept her and her family together and off the streets. To date, over 150 million dollars from polluters have gone to build affordable homes and communities near transit across the state, bringing homes like West Gateway Place in West Sacramento to life...READ MORE 

Willowbrook, Los Angeles

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Thanks to a $39 million grant from California’s Climate Investments Program, big changes are coming to a community in Los Angeles that has long needed a safer way to stay connected.

The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station is the fourth busiest station in the Los Angeles Metro system, with nearly 30,000 people through it every day. It is the transfer point between Metro’s Blue Line and Green Line, as well as the connection spot for six different Metro bus lines and several community shuttles. The station is a transit lifeline, connecting people to work, health care, school, and more... READ MORE

Anchor Village, Stockton

Fifty miles south of Sacramento in San Joaquin County, the city of Stockton is locked in a housing affordability crisis that has forced its residents out of their homes and onto the street. The county estimates that on any given night, more than 1500 people are the streets or in temporary housing shelters. Many of these people are veterans and individuals with jobs, but their income still isn’t enough to keep up with the rising cost of rent. It’s an all too familiar story... READ MORE


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