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Affordable Housing & Healthcare Reform Workshop

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is happening fast in California and will have a huge impact on affordable housing and health care for low-income families, children, single adults, seniors and people with disabilities.

Come and join us in a workshop to learn how you and your affordable housing organization will be impacted by these upcoming changes in this workshop from SCANPH, partnered with Care1st.

Revising the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Hearing Scheduled

CRA Bill To Be Introduced

(from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition) The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is confirming that a hearing on "Revising the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)" has been scheduled in the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, September 21st at 2:00 pm.

In addition, in a meeting with John Taylor, Joe Kriesberg, Lou Finfer, and Tom Callahan late yesterday, Chairman Barney Frank confirmed that a CRA bill would be introduced shortly.

Save HOME National Call-In Days On September 15 & 16

National Call-In Days On September 15 & 16

America is stronger when we have decent, affordable homes and stable communities. Yet, low spending caps have prevented Congress from providing adequate funding for housing and community development programs, harming the families and neighborhoods that need these investments most. If Congress doesn't act to raise the spending caps, the impact on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget will be devastating.

SCANPH Members Take Action Against Cuts To Programs For Community & Housing Programs

SCANPH members and our allies in Southern California sent 588 emails to both our California Senators and their staff (as well as a few to Washington and Hawaii states as well) requesting full funding for HOME. 128 individuals participated in our online action and we strongly believe many of them made phone calls as well.

SCANPH Helps Lead Residents United Network In the LA Region


In order to truly raise affordable-home development on the state's agenda, elected officials need to understand that the issue of affordable homes is important to voters. Residents of affordable communities represent significant voting blocks to all of our elected officials. Our efforts are greatly enhanced when residents of affordable homes understand how the decisions made by elected officials directly affect their lives and know how to register to vote.

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.

Julián Castro Identifies His Priorities With HUD


Julián Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In this role, Castro oversees 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion, using a performance-driven approach to achieve the Department's mission of expanding opportunity for all Americans.

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