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Linn Warren Appointed Director of CA HCD

Linn Warren, 59, of Davis, has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Warren has been a program director at the California Housing Finance Agency since 2010, where he served in multiple positions from 2009 to 2010 and from 1995 to 2006. He was a program advisor at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 2008 to 2009 and a special advisor at the San Jose Department of Housing in 2007. He was vice president at First Nationwide Bank from 1990 to 1995.

Cathy Creswell Says Adieu

To HCD Stakeholders and Colleagues

A new year brings the promise of new beginnings and renewal. Recently, the Department has undergone a number of changes and faced many challenges, and I have been proud to lead this great organization over the last year.

Community Commentary: Ending redevelopment has devastating consequences

SCANPH Board Member Rochelle Mills, brings to our attention this 'Community Commentary: Ending redevelopment has devastating consequences,' in the Daily Pilot newspaper on January 21 by Patricia Whitaker, Executive Director of Irvine Housing Opportunities.

"In an effort to balance the state budget, the California Supreme Court voted at the end of December to eliminate redevelopment agencies across the state effective Jan. 31. It further struck down a separate law that would have allowed agencies to stay afloat if they paid more than $1 billion to the state.

Link to Senator Steinberg Viewpoints: "Court closes one door, but redevelopment window is open"

Darrel Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is state Senate president pro tempore and a strong supporter of affordable housing in the California Legislature. The Senator had written a viewpoint for the Sacramento Bee, and SCANPH would like to share the link with our members here.

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Monday, January 23  |  8:30am - 12:00pm (PST)

Housing California Provides Redevelopment Update

(from Shamus Roller of Housing California) Barring any action by the Legislature, redevelopment agencies will dissolve on February 1. While many of the details regarding dissolution are unclear, this result will undoubtedly make it more difficult to build homes for Californians of modest means.

Funding for Affordable Homes Vanishes with Redevelopment

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Affordable Housing Advocates Await State Supreme Court Decision On Fate Of RDAs

MEDIA ADVISORY
December 21, 2011

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Robert Dhondrup ofc (213) 480-1249 x237 cel (310) 986-5645

Affordable Housing Advocates Await State Supreme Court Decision On Fate Of RDAs

(LOS ANGELES, CA) The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH) and our members, representing the interests of 450 organizations and advocates engaged in affordable housing in the Southern California region, are awaiting the California Supreme Court’s decision on redevelopment agencies – which may occur as early as tomorrow, Thursday December 22, 2011.

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