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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.


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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.

Nominations Open for NACEDA Diane Sterner Award

Do you know a community development association leader who displays exceptional leadership and commitment to building prosperous communities? Nominate him or her for the Diane Sterner Award for Community Development Association Leadership. The award is named for NACEDA co-founder Diane Sterner, who led the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey for 23 years.

New Reports Demonstrate Local Impacts of Affordable Housing Crisis in Orange, Fresno, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

The California Housing Partnership released four new county housing need reports providing evidence of the failure of California's private housing market to provide an adequate number of homes affordable to low- and moderate-income households. The reports for Orange, Fresno, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties supplement five county reports released in May of this year, as well as the statewide housing need report released in February.

Rushmore Cervantes Named Permanent General Manager of HCIDLA

Rushmore Cervantes, has been appointed as the Permanent General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) by the City Council (see link here).

Employers wanted for Internship Program

The Real Estate Department of Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA is seeking employers for their Work Experience Program for the fall and spring semesters. Students work 10 to 20 hours a week as unpaid interns  for academic credits. This is an opportunity to get help with your special projects as well as develop potential employees.

Contact Carmen Hill, Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Department, chill@cerritos.edu  Office # 323-291-2100.

Governor Brown appoints Directors for Department of Housing and Community Development and California Housing Finance Agency

Today, Governor Brown appointed Claudia Cappio as the Executive Director of HCD. Additionally, Governor Brown appointed Tia Boatman Pattersonto assume the role of Executive Director at CalHFA. For the past 18 months, Ms.


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