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Golden State Acquisition Loan Fund

Century originates loans through the Golden State Acquisition Fund, a revolving $93,000,000 loan fund to assist developers in the production of affordable housing for low-income households in California. Please check out the attached flyer to learn more.

Member Report: New Housing For Seniors In Need Celebrates Grand Opening

NoHo Senior Villas Is Among Last Projects To Receive CRA Support: Best Hope for Supportive Housing in Future Is Emerging Homes and Jobs Act

California Selected for Special Federal Program to Help Ease Chronic Homelessness

California will get extra help from the federal government to help reduce chronic homelessness. About one in every 280 people in the state is homeless, according to an annual report to Congress.

“Homelessness is a critical issue in California, and it has a far-reaching effect, from contributing to poor health to increasing behavioral health problems,” CalHFA executive director Claudia Cappio said in a news release. “Many people don’t realize how close some Californians, including their family members or friends, are to being homeless.”

Brian Prater Appointed as Low Income Investment Fund’s (LIIF) new Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Corporate Affairs

Brian Prater has been appointed as the Low Income Investment Fund’s (LIIF) new Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Corporate Affairs. Brian will be transitioning from his current role as the Managing Director, Western Region.

ADA Regulations and Standards Online Training Program for Public and Non-Profit Housing Providers

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design became effective on March 15, 2012 for title II: State and local government...and title III: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities. Additional regulations took effect on March 15, 2011 addressing requirements for service animals, mobility devices, effective communication, residential housing for sale to individual owners, and more. Many questions have since arisen about accessible residential facilities and how these new regulations and Standards will affect public and non-profit housing providers and their communities.

HUD Workshops On Preserving Affordable Multifamily Properties

HUD is pleased to invite owners and senior level management company staff to attend a free and informative workshop on advanced approaches to preserving affordable multifamily properties.

Urban Greening Grants

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has announced its third and final round of Urban Greening grants here. A total of $20 million is available to help develop a master urban greening plan that will result in projects that create healthy communities. All entities seeking to apply for project grants will be required to submit a concept proposal in February 2013. 

Entries Invited for 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

A program of the Bruner Foundation, the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is designed to celebrate urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to American cities. Award winners offer creative place-making solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design, and planning, and showcase innovative thinking about the nation's cities. The purpose of the award is to discover places that embody design excellence inclusive of social, economic, and environmental factors.

HUD Releases 2011 American Housing Survey Data

On October 16, HUD released data from the 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS). The AHS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and contains data on the characteristics of housing units across the country. The survey has been conducted on a biennial basis since 1973 and in 2011 it covered about 55,000 housing units. The survey sample includes both occupied and vacant units.


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