The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to develop and launch an innovative energy efficiency financing pilot program for owners of low-income multifamily rental housing. CHPC is working in close partnership with Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) to design and implement the pilot throughout California.
The preservation and creation of affordable housing has been a longstanding goal of both Los Angeles County and many of its 88 cities, but the demise of redevelopment agencies delivered a blow to low-income residents struggling in one of the nation’s most difficult housing markets.
From LINC Housing. In January, Huntington Park’s mayor and L.A. County officials took turns behind the controls of a construction Bobcat to help break ground for Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park. The ceremony marked the start of construction that will transform a former, gated up 55-room motel into 24 affordable apartments for low-income families, including transitional age youth - ages 18-24. Download the press release here.
BRIDGE Housing has appointed Armando E. Zumaya as Vice President of Fund Development, effective April 5, 2013. In this newly created position, Mr. Zumaya will lead the organization’s fundraising strategy to expand the programs that serve residents in BRIDGE communities. BRIDGE is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.
2013 AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
March 15, 2013
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund is accepting comments and online applications for the 2013 Round 1 Notice of Funding Availability, at www.lahd.lacity.org/nofa. A DUNS number is required in order to access the application.
The Smart Growth Network has convened a National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities by sponsoring a call for papers covering a range of issues facing communities in the next fifteen years. The 95 papers submitted include topics such as housing, community and economic development, public heath, schools and transportation.
Today the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) released a new report, Building and Preserving Affordable Homes near Transit: Affordable TOD as a Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Equity Strategy. This report assesses the existing research on the role of preservation and development of affordable housing in transit-oriented development (TOD) areas as a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy.
(San Diego Region Update from the San Diego Housing Federation) Update on City of San Diego and County of San Diego Housing Elements - The San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) continues to monitor jurisdictions in San Diego County as they prepare their Housing Elements for 2013-2020. Jurisdictions are busily preparing to fi nalize their documents before April 2013, as is required by state law.
(from Ventura County HOME) Area Housing Authority Awarded $17M for Two Ventura County Properties - Despite a competitive environment for funding, The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) received funding for two projects. Recent letters from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee awarded the AHA $5.4 million in tax credit funding to assist with renovation at Colinas Vista Family Apartments in Piru, and $11.6 million to aid the construction of a 36-unit development in Thousand Oaks.