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2015 Bright Lights 

Member Announcement

Draft State of California 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan

The State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development (Department), is soliciting public review and comments on the Draft State of California 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program Update

The Department of Housing and Community Development announces a revised Universal Application that calculates the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention (VHHP) Program Maximum Operating Reserve Offset Tranche and has been posted to HCD's website at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/UniversalApplication.xls

Update: California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in CBIA v. City of San Jose

The California Supreme Court has announced that it will be hearing oral argument on a significant inclusionary zoning case, California Building Industry Association (“CBIA”) v. City of San Jose. The announcement marks an end to a year-and-a-half-long wait since the Court first announced it would be reviewing the Sixth District Court of Appeal’s decision. The Court’s decision will also likely indicate whether local governments must conduct nexus studies to justify their adoption of inclusionary ordinances for for-sale housing.

Los Angeles County Survey Finds Health and Housing Link

A survey in Los Angeles County found that a lack of quality affordable housing is linked to serious health problems. Roughly 17 percent of adults in Los Angeles County have struggled to pay their rent or mortgage and hundreds of thousands of households live in unhealthy or dangerous conditions. Los Angeles workers must earn $26.88 per hour to afford rent on a two-bedroom apartment, but the average renter earns only $18.53 per hour. As a result, many families are forced to forgo healthy food or medical care in order to pay rent.

California Housing Consortium Advocacy Day, March 10

California Housing Consortium invites you to join them for their annual Advocacy Day on March 10, 2015.

This year, California Housing Consortium is trying a new format that will hopefully allow for more direct time with legislators and staff. You will spend the day discussing current issues and legislative strategy, spending time with legislative and agency staff to discuss our shared agenda, and meeting with key senate and assembly committee members.  Lunch at Mayahuel is included in the registration fee. The event fee is $75. No refunds are available once payment is received.

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!


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