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Thank You for Attending Our August 14 Workshop

Thank you for attending A Developers Forum featuring Bill Pavao, CTAC Executive Director this Wednesday, August 14th in downtown Los Angeles. Thank you to Andy Mannle and Promise Energy for cosponsoring. And thank you once again to our presenters Bill Pavao and Blanca de la Cruz (Sustainable Development Initiatives Coordinater with LA CDC), and to all our panelists:  John "Fletch" LaLanne (Preservation Partners), Tim Kohut (Collaborative Project Consulting), Kelly Sand (Icon Builders), and Dana Trujillo (Skid Row Housing Trust).

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Celebrates the Completion of 33-unit Dahlia Court Apartments

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Dahlia Court 2 Apartments in Carpinteria on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to the opening of the 33-unit addition to Dahlia Court 1 located at 1300 Dahlia Court. The ceremony will recognize donors and financing partners of the affordable housing project. A light lunch and tours will follow. Reservations are required by calling (805) 699-7220 or email sboffice@pshhc.org.

SDHF's Housing Development Law & Policy Seminar

This in-depth and informative training will focus on the legal tools and constraints to building housing in California.  The loss of California Redevelopment Law left cities and counties without many of the traditional tools to support development in their communities.  Recent federal and state court rulings are changing the legal context for determining how land use can be regulated. All the while jurisdictions continue to work to meet the mandate to implement the landmark greenhouse gas reduction bill, SB 375.

California State Assembly Reconvenes

After a month-long summer recess, the Assembly returned to Sacramento on Monday, August 5th.

For the first time in more than 50 years, however, the Senate is on a different schedule, returning next Monday, and that’s when the final month’s action really kicks into gear.

With a September 13th deadline to get bills to the governor (or have them turn into two-year bills), the Assembly has 20 policy committee hearings -- and a huge appropriations committee agenda -- next week.

A Developers Forum featuring Bill Pavao, CTAC Executive Director

In 2014, the CalGREEN building code will significantly increase efficiency requirements. Any project permitted after January 1st will have to be nearly TWICE as efficient as your current projects.

What will this mean for your projects in Pre-Development?

SCANPH and Promise Energy present an interactive forum with policymakers, TCAC, fellow developers, and energy experts on how your organization can be ready. If you plan on building projects in California next year, you’ll want to join us for this
important event!

SCANPH Annual Conference

SCANPH members are eligible for the special Early Bird rate of $325 if you register before October 10, 2013. YOU MUST SIGN IN to validate your membership to get this special rate. If you need assistance, please call 213.480.1249 for help. Cancellations are subject to a 50% cancellation fee before October 10, 2013. No refund for non-attendance.

The 25th SCANPH Annual "Silver Linings" Conference and Awards presentation on Friday, November 1, 2013, at LA Live at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Assembly Hearing Dates Set for Homes and Jobs (SB 391)

(Housing California and SCANPH) Before SB 391 can go to the full Assembly for a vote, it first must pass Assembly committees. We now have dates for the first two committee hearings:

• Housing and Community Development: Monday, August 12 (1:30 p.m.)
• Labor and Employment: Wednesday, August 14 (1:30 p.m.)

New Action! Ask Labor and Employment Committee Members to Vote YES for Homes and Jobs

1. Send Support Letters to Committee Members

California Homes and Jobs Act (SB 391) Post Card Campaign

Legislation (the California  Homes and Job Act - SB  391)  to secure a permanent source  of funding for housing  affordable to low-income  seniors, veterans, working  families and  the disabled faces  crucial  hurdles.

Sr. Director of Veterans Housing and Public Policy

New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has two immediate openings. New Directions provides a caring community for veterans, making sure that each client has access to a comprehensive array of life-saving services.

Sr. Director of Veterans Housing and Public Policy

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