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Governor Signs CSH Legislation to Allow Voters to Approve $600 Million in Housing Funds for Veterans

(from the Corporation for Supportive Housing) While there has been much in the news about the inaction of government in Washington, D.C. last week, the State of California took a giant leap forward toward repurposing $600 million in housing bonds to help low-income and homeless veterans access housing. Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB 639 - Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014. Introduced by Assembly Speaker John A.

Work Order Solicitation for Property Related Tenant Services (PRTS)

Pursuant to the Supportive Housing Services Master Agreement (SHSMA) approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2012, the Department of Health Services (DHS) has released a Work Order Solicitation for Property Related Tenant Services (PRTS) – Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Operator. 

The main goal of the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool is to create a responsive and nimble mechanism to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing countywide for individuals who are homeless and have complex physical health and behavioral health conditions.

Housing Homeless Hospital Patients Reduces Public Costs

A new report, Getting Home: Outcomes from Housing High Cost Homeless Hospital Patients, published by the Economic Roundtable, shows that placing high cost homeless hospital patients into permanent supportive housing can significantly reduce annual public and hospital costs. According to the report, for every $1 spent to house and support homeless patients with chronic illnesses, $2 in public costs can be avoided in the first year after the patient is housed, and $6 in subsequent years.

LA County CDC NOFA Round 19 Released



HUD Reports Record-Breaking Worst Case Housing Needs

According to HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs 2011: Report to Congress, the number of renters with worst case housing needs grew to a record 8.48 million in 2011, from a previous high of 7.10 million in 2009. There has been a 43% increase in worst case housing needs since 2007. HUD released the full report on August 16, after having released an executive summary of the report in February (see Memo, 2/22).


The Government intends to procure commercial item services under (FAR Part 12 and FAR 15) for VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS). The NAICS code is 624229, Size Standard is $14 Million. 

LA County NOFA Round 19 (October 2013)

This bulletin is being issued to inform you of preliminary program criteria for Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Round 19, to be issued in October 2013. This information is intended to assist potential applicants in their project development planning; however, these are preliminary criteria and are subject to change or further refinement. Click here for NOFA Bulletin 2013-1 released on July 3, 2013.

1. Attached are redlined Draft Design Criteria.

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).

Gloria Molina Announces $63 Million Affordable Housing Trust Fund

(Special thanks to the LA County Board of Supervisors Public Affairs Office) Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced today the official creation of a $63 million affordable housing trust fund using remaining dollars from now-defunct Community Redevelopment Agencies which previously had been dedicated to creating low- and moderate-income housing.  Molina’s motion – co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas – is part of the county’s $25 billion Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget, which was formally voted upon today.

CCFO Update (City of Los Angeles)

(Special Thanks to Greg Spiegel, Inner City Law Center) As you recall, on January 30th, our collected efforts to fight the proposed Community Care Facilities ordinance succeeded and we prevented it from passing.  Since that time, much around City Hall has changed – there is a new mayor, seven new council members and a new city attorney.  Mayor Garcetti has already restated his opposition to the CCFO (http://argonautnews.com/garcetti-receives-warm-westside-welcome/) as have several new council members. 


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