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Computers for Low Income Families

With a donation of 195 computers, monitors and assorted electronic equipment J. Paul Getty Museum joins Bank of the West, Goldline, American Honda, Ralphs, City National Bank, Warner Brothers, KTLA, JPL/Lockheed and other members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in aligning themselves with USC and Los Angeles OIC in strengthening the “Technology Bridge”. 

BOE Ruling Clarifies PILOT Rules

On November 19, the California State Board of Equalization reviewed a Request for Board's direction on a legal annotation regarding payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) made by low-income housing developers to local governments for costs associated with the low-income housing property. PILOT agreements are entered into between low-income housing developers and local governments to compensate local government for costs associated with the low-income housing property.

A Guide to Community-Driven Transit Oriented Development

In December of 2012, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, in collaboration with Abode Communities, initiated a participatory planning process for the redevelopment of Rolland Curtis Gardens, a substandard 48-unit affordable housing development located adjacent to the Vermont/Expo light rail station. Through this participatory process, residents, neighbors and local stakeholders cooperatively developed a site plan reflecting the neighborhood's vision for beautiful affordable housing and community-serving commercial businesses near transit. 

Governor Signs CSH Legislation to Allow Voters to Approve $600 Million in Housing Funds for Veterans

(from the Corporation for Supportive Housing) While there has been much in the news about the inaction of government in Washington, D.C. last week, the State of California took a giant leap forward toward repurposing $600 million in housing bonds to help low-income and homeless veterans access housing. Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB 639 - Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014. Introduced by Assembly Speaker John A.

Work Order Solicitation for Property Related Tenant Services (PRTS)

Pursuant to the Supportive Housing Services Master Agreement (SHSMA) approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2012, the Department of Health Services (DHS) has released a Work Order Solicitation for Property Related Tenant Services (PRTS) – Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Operator. 

The main goal of the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool is to create a responsive and nimble mechanism to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing countywide for individuals who are homeless and have complex physical health and behavioral health conditions.

Housing Homeless Hospital Patients Reduces Public Costs

A new report, Getting Home: Outcomes from Housing High Cost Homeless Hospital Patients, published by the Economic Roundtable, shows that placing high cost homeless hospital patients into permanent supportive housing can significantly reduce annual public and hospital costs. According to the report, for every $1 spent to house and support homeless patients with chronic illnesses, $2 in public costs can be avoided in the first year after the patient is housed, and $6 in subsequent years.

LA County CDC NOFA Round 19 Released



HUD Reports Record-Breaking Worst Case Housing Needs

According to HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs 2011: Report to Congress, the number of renters with worst case housing needs grew to a record 8.48 million in 2011, from a previous high of 7.10 million in 2009. There has been a 43% increase in worst case housing needs since 2007. HUD released the full report on August 16, after having released an executive summary of the report in February (see Memo, 2/22).


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