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Toni Atkins Secures Votes To Become Next Assembly Speaker


Assembly Member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has been chosen as the next Speaker of the Assembly, unanimously being elected by the 55-member Democratic caucus over several freshman legislators who had been in contention for the position. Atkins secured enough votes to secure the speakership and will serve until she terms out in 2016. Many of the freshman challengers for the position can be expected to then elect one of their own then, as they will serve until 2024 when they term out.

CTCAC Releases Updated 2014 Regulation Changes

The final proposed 2014 regulation changes, with responses to comments, are now posted on the TCAC website.

Please see the link below:

Final Proposed 2014 Regulation Changes

HUD Releases 2014 Income Limits

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its 2014 income limits that determine eligibility for assisted-housing programs, including public housing, Sec. 8 vouchers, Sec. 202, and Sec. 811.

The fiscal 2014 income limits and related documents can be found at http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il14/index.html

2014 Membership Nomination Slate Recommendations

The SCANPH ad hoc Nominating Committee and Alan Greenlee, Executive Director would like to announce that:

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.

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