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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.

New Toolkit Helps PHAs Use Supportive Housing to End Homelessness

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) released a toolkit, “Supportive Housing: An Intervention for Ending Homelessness,” intended for public housing agencies (PHAs) interested in using supportive housing to end homelessness in their communities. The toolkit provides suggestions on how PHAs can better serve families experiencing homelessness, offering local examples, sample documents and other items intended to help guide the development of supportive housing.

BRIDGE Housing Names Susan J. Neufeld Vice President of Resident Programs and Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 1, 2012—Susan J. Neufeld has been named Vice President of Resident Programs and Services for BRIDGE Housing, effective October 22, 2012. In this newly created position, Ms. Neufeld will manage the expansion of services and programs that serve residents in BRIDGE communities. BRIDGE is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.

City of Industry Takes Big Step to Protect Affordable Housing Engine for Los Angeles Region

With a unanimous vote on August 7, the board overseeing the dissolution of the City of Industry redevelopment agency took an important step toward preserving the “City of Industry Funds,” a crucial source of funding for affordable housing in the Los Angeles region. Since the program began in the mid-1990s, over $200 million has been allocated for the development of more than 10,000 units of affordable housing. 

Help LA County Planning Department Update Their Housing Element

The Housing Element examines current and future housing needs and identifies public and private solutions to increase safe, decent and affordable housing and housing choice in the County’s unincorporated communities. The Housing Element is a State-mandated component of the County’s General Plan. The Housing Element Update is due to the State Department of Housing and Community Development in October 2013. This is your chance to be heard!

Fannie Mae's Multifamily Green Initiative to Create Multifamily ENERGY STAR® Rating

Fannie Mae's Multifamily Green Initiative
to Create Multifamily ENERGY STAR® Rating

Help Needed with Groundbreaking
Energy and Water Usage Study

California Organized Investment Network (COIN)

California Tax Credits of $553, 295 are available to support over $2.75 million in community development investments in the COIN certified CDFI's. Under the program, investors receive a tax credit worth 20 percent of their investment in one of the COIN certified CDFIs and can apply the credit to the state personal income tax, corporation tax or insurer premium tax. For more information click here.

Innovative Ideas Challenge (IIC) Grants Available

The Innovative Ideas Challenge (IIC) is a new grant-making program available to organizations from communities not funded under the Building Healthy Communities plan. We're seeking to fund innovative ideas to address the persistent and emerging health issues that impact underserved communities in California. Specifically, IIC seeks to identify and fund promising practices that are aligned with the 10 outcomes or 4 big results from the Building Healthy Communities plan.

The objectives of IIC are:

Center for American Progress Holds Forum on Housing Crisis

On August 15, the Center for American Progress (CAP), which has been an instrumental catalyst for many of the Obama Administration's policy initiatives, hosted a forum titled “Home for Good: It’s Time to Talk about Housing” to identify key issues in the ongoing housing crisis and discuss potential solutions.

Mapping Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties

A new online service allows people to map low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties placed in service between 1987 and 2009. The free program was created by Novogradac and Company, and draws upon Department of Housing and Urban Development data of 33,000 LIHTC properties and almost 2,203,000 housing units. The data may be searched by city, county, Congressional district, state legislative district, and Census tract. Link here.

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