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How Much Does The Housing And Transit Really Cost? New Location Affordability Portal Available

There is more to housing affordability than how much rent or mortgage you pay. Transportation costs are the second-biggest budget item for most families, but to date there hasn't been an easy way for people to fully factor transportation costs into decisions about where to live and work. The goal of the Location Affordability Portal is to provide the public with reliable, user-friendly data and resources on combined housing and transportation costs to help consumers, policymakers, and developers make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

Housing California Reports Available By State Senate and Assembly Districts

Housing California has made available, reports on housing affordability in the state broken down by state senate and assembly districts. A valuable source of information, these reports would be a useful resource and tool for anyone who would like to inform local policy makers in their communities.

Senate Approves Minimum 9 and 4 Percent Housing Credit Rates

(from the ACTION Campaign) Today the Senate Finance Committee approved the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014, which would extend dozens of expired and expiring tax provisions.

SCANPH Welcomes Felipe Agredano to our Policy Staff

SCANPH is pleased to announce that Felipe Agredano has joined our policy staff. Agredano is CEO of Agredano-Lozano & Associate and holds over 15 years of experience in housing and development projects as a Senior Field Representative for the State of California Legislature in both the Assembly and Senate and as Senior Field Deputy for City of Pasadena.


Irvine, CA (March 11, 2014) – With the grand opening of the second phase of the Doria Apartment Homes in Irvine, CA,  Jamboree Housing Corporation has completed three workforce housing developments totaling 259 affordable apartments in Orange County in the past six months.

MetLife Foundation, LISC Seeking Nominations for 2014 Community-Police Partnership Awards

The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation are partnering for the thirteenth year to recognize, sustain, and share the innovative efforts of community groups and police departments working to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.

Merritt Community Capital Corporation marks its 25th year with largest affordable housing fund

Merritt Community Capital Corp. marks it 25th year by closing an $80.5 million Multi-Investor Fund XVI. This is Merritt’s largest multi-investor fund ever and exemplifies Merritt’s ability to expand on its reputation and experience in affordable housing here in California. Through Fund XVI, 861 units of affordable housing will be built in nine affordable projects statewide, through preservation of existing properties or new construction.

Help Protect HUD Funding for FY 2015

This is a critical moment to support federal funding for housing and transportation programs that benefit low- to moderate-income households. The Congressional Appropriations Committees are currently deciding how much money to allocate to FY 2015 funding for the subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD). This will determine the FY 2015 funding available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation.

Project Based Voucher Set-Aside for HUD-VASH Published

Project Based Voucher Set-Aside for HUD-VASH Published. $7 million in funding will create about 1,000 new vouchers


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