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Register now for the annual SCANPH conference and awards presentation on Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

In an effort to make registering more convenient we have a new online event registration system. It collects the same information as before but gives you the ability to check your reservation information at the touch of a button or click of a mouse anytime. You now have the ability to register 1 or 100 people from your desktop. Past exhibitors can also register at the Sustainer/Expo sponsor level and above and reserve their space. Pledges for all levels of sponsorship can be made and charged to a credit card or we can invoice (some restrictions apply) you as well. We've installed the industry standard PayPal software to ensure your credit card payments are safe and secure and to make registration more convenient than ever.

The SCANPH conference brings together the nonprofit housing community for a day of exciting speakers, informative and educational workshops, and our annual awards. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to join the entire affordable housing community for a day of discussion, debate and networking. Last year over 750 people attended, making it one of the largest housing conferences in the nation.

Click here for photos from our 2010 conference.


Denny Zane is Executive Director of Move LA, an organization that coalesces environmental, labor, business, and community leaders and organizations to champion the development of a clean, efficient, and robust transit system for Los Angeles County. The Move LA coalition includes the participation of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Los Angeles-Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the Sierra Club, the Coalition for Clean Air, Environment Now, Breathe LA, NRDC, the Transit Coalition, the Subway to the Sea Coalition, among others.

Move LA convened the coalition and initiated the campaign for Measure R, a ½ sales tax increase to fund transportation projects placed before Los Angeles County voters by LA Metro on November 4, 2008. Measure R was approved by nearly 68% of voters and will generate nearly $40 billion in new transportation funding over the next 30 years, 70% of which will be spent for public transit projects and services. Projects funded by Measure R include the Wilshire Blvd "subway to the sea," several new or expanded light rail and bus rapid transit lines, as well as expanded bus services. Measure R has been hailed as an historic redirection of transportation priorities in Los Angeles County, the most auto dependent community in America.

With the victory for Measure R, Move LA and Zane turned their attention to championing the creation of a National Infrastructure Development Bank in order to secure low-interest financing with the help of the federal government that could ensure the accelerated development Measure R transit projects. Under the guidance of Richard Katz and Deputy Mayor for Transportation Jaime dela Vega in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office, this effort was refined into a plan to seek federal financing in other forms to see these projects built in 10 years rather than 30 years. This has come to be known as the "30/10 Plan," and subsequently, "America Fast Forward". The "30/10 Plan" has gained the active support of Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and virtually all of the Los Angeles County Congressional delegation.

From 1981 to 1994, Zane served as a city councilmember and one term as Mayor of Santa Monica, California. He began his advocacy career as co-manager of the Santa Monica rent control campaigns of the late 1970's and founded Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the progressive community coalition which has held a city council majority in Santa Monica for 24 of the past 30 years and has championed affordable housing, social services for the poor and homeless, a broad portfolio of environmental programs and policies.

As council member and mayor, Denny was the political and policy leader that created Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. He also authored much of the land use policy for downtown Santa Monica emphasizing pedestrian amenities, mixed-use development with housing and commercial uses, and effective transit access. These policies have since become widely acknowledged as an early example of "smart growth" land use policies.

Claudia Cappio


Claudia Cappio, the new Executive Director of CalHFA, will address the SCANPH Luncheon at the 23rd Annual SCANPH Conference, Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) is pleased to announce that Claudia Cappio, the new Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) and a key member of the Governor's housing team, will address the SCANPH Luncheon at the 2011 Housing Conference.

Ms. Cappio's housing expertise is highly valued by Governor Brown and she is expected to play a prominent role in developing the administration's affordable housing agenda. Her remarks will set the tone for raising the profile of low-income development's contribution to economic recovery, securing a dedicated source of revenue for state housing programs, containing development costs, and strengthening the link between affordable housing, green house gas reduction and sustainable land use.

Attend the conference to hear what's in store for affordable housing in California.

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) supports the needs of renters and first-time homebuyers by providing financing and programs that create safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Californians. Established in 1975, CalHFA was chartered as the State's affordable housing bank to make low interest rate loans through the sale of tax-exempt bonds, which are repaid by revenues generated through mortgage loans, not taxpayer dollars.


The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for our 2011 non-profit affordable housing awards. The awards are presented to Southern California's top affordable housing developers, financial supporters, advocates, and staff persons and will be announced at the SCANPH Annual Housing Conference on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Our Affordable Housing of the Year awards, where peers recognize their peers' best work each year, is one of the most prominent and most highly respected honors presented to California's top nonprofit housing developers. The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing celebrates our industry's accomplishments by recognizing outstanding achievement each year. All the Awards are nominated by the membership, and chosen by an impartial committee of the previous year's award winners who don't have any projects nominated this year.

Please visit this link for nominations http://www.scanph.org/node/2821 . Click here to see the awardees from our 2010 conference.


Now is the time to become a vendor or sponsor for the SCANPH 2011 Annual Conference. To learn more please contact Blayne Sutton-Wills, SCANPH Membership Director at (213) 480-1249. Download the specifications for ads in the conference program booklet here.


Click here if you have questions or download the registration form or sponsor form if you wish to mail or fax in your registration.