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Member Announcement

Kennedy Commission 33rd Annual AHA Breakfast

33rd Annual AHA Breakfast hosted by the Kennedy Commission, OCCHC/SteppingUP and Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, the Affordable Housing Awards (AHA) Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the beautiful hilltop hideaway, Orange Hill Restaurant.

2015 VHHP NOFA Released

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), and California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) are proud to announce a $75 million Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program.

Merritt Community Capital Corporation continues to preserve affordable housing units in California

February 17th, 2015 OAKLAND, CA – Merritt Community Capital Corp. has recently closed its $61 million Multi-Investor Fund XVII. Given the need to preserve existing units of affordable housing in California, there are, in Merritt’s Fund XVII, six acquisition rehab properties. As such, 536 units of affordable housing will be preserved statewide. Merritt’s key developer partners in this current fund are Thomas Safran & Associates, EAH Housing, Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency/Bridge Housing and Community Housing Works.

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) Program Update

Draft guidelines for the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention (VHHP) Program, authorized by Proposition 41 of 2014 and AB 639 of 2013, are now available for review at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/vets/.

Written comments on the draft guidelines are being accepted until December 10, 2014, and two public hearings have been scheduled.   For details, see the "Public Comment Notice" posted on the above website.

2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Los Angeles has the highest street homeless population in the nation. Every day we see them – men, women and children with no place to call home.

Your contribution goes well beyond your donated time. By knowing who and where homeless people are in Los Angeles County, we are better able to plan and identify resources to provide vital services to the homeless, and ultimately move families and individuals into housing.

We don’t have to accept homelessness as an unsolvable problem. With your help we can end homelessness.

6000 volunteers needed!

Leadership Changes at LINC Housing

Affordable Housing Leader Hunter L. Johnson Retires from LINC Housing. Board of Directors Appoints New President and CEO.

LINC Housing’s board of directors today announced the retirement of LINC President and CEO Hunter L. Johnson, who served the nonprofit organization for more than 18 years. Johnson hands over the leadership role to Rebecca Clark, a longtime affordable housing expert and past consultant to LINC Housing, effective Nov. 10, 2014.

NEW HOMES SERVE HOMELESS, LOW INCOME FAMILIES

Burlington Family - Front Facade
Burlington Family - Completed Unit, Living Room
Burlington Family - Completed Unit, Bedroom
Burlington Family - Portion of Completed Mural

 

New homes Serve Homeless, Low Income Families

30 Unit Burlington Family Apartments Offers Mental Health, Social Services

 

HUD's national Section 3 Business Registry

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD released its National Section 3 Business Registry earlier this month. HUD's national Section 3 Business Registry is a new resource for qualified Section 3 businesses—those that put a priority on hiring public housing or low-income residents. The registry allows these businesses to register their company so they can be notified about new contracting opportunities. Local agencies can also search the database to find local Section 3 businesses.

Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County NOFA Round 20 Bulletin

We are making this Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County NOFA Round 20 Bulletin available as a service for the nonprofit development community.

This bulletin is being issued to inform you of program criteria for Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Round 20, to be issued by the Community Development Commission (Commission) in September 2014. NOFA Bulletin 2014-1 was released on June 17, 2014.

August Congressional Recess Advocacy Guide Highlights Key Affordable Housing and Community Development Issues

(from Enterprise Community Partners) The congressional recess provides an opportunity to show members of Congress returning to their home states and districts what kind of impact affordable housing and community development programs like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and NMTC have had in their communities. There are currently several pieces of legislation that impact these programs that advocates should be prepared to discuss with members and their staff to increase their odds of passage when Congress returns.

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