Apple is accelerating its support for affordable housing initiatives and over the past 18 months has deployed more than $1 billion for projects across California, as part of the company’s $2.5 billion commitment to combat the housing crisis. Apple’s financial commitment has already helped thousands of people in the state become homeowners for the first time. In addition, Apple is providing capital to facilitate the construction of thousands of new affordable units and supporting at-risk communities. Check out the full story here.