Families Forward's Housing Partner Appreciation Event
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Families Forward's Housing Partner Appreciation Event

CELEBRATE

As Families Forward honor and celebrates the generous Housing Partners, who provide access to stabilized housing for homeless families.

2019 HONOREES

Bernard King, King Investment Groups “Opening Doors Changing Lives” Honoree

Parc Derian, C&C Development, “No Place Like Home” Honoree

For more info, contact Yadira Gonzalez

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HomeAid OC's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

HomeAid OC's 30th Anniversary Celebration

In HomeAid’s 30th year, HomeAid’s growth and successes will be highlighted throughout the year to help raise awareness of the critical issue of homelessness, as well as celebrate the builders, donors, volunteers and others who have helped us address it.

Join us on September 14 to help us Eat, Drink, and Celebrate 30!

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A Primer on Permanent Supportive Housing
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

A Primer on Permanent Supportive Housing

Please join the Kennedy Commission and the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (CAL-ALHFA) as we delve into the complex world of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and address:

  • What is Permanent Supportive Housing and Housing First?

  • What is the cost to design, develop, and operate PSH?

  • What lessons can we learn from LA’s Prop HHH and H and other policies?

  • What best practices and unintended consequences emerged?

  • How should we implement a successful program in OC?

Who should attend?

Local housing agencies, developers, resident and supportive services staff, property and asset managers, design and building industry professionals, attorneys—anyone interested in serving homeless and chronically homeless households.

Free parking is available on-site and on the street.

Click HERE to register!

Organized by the Kennedy Commission, Innovative Housing Opportunities and the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.

If you would like to sponsor this or other Kennedy Commission programs, please contact Linda Tang.

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SCANPH Annual Conference
Oct
24
to Oct 25

SCANPH Annual Conference

The SCANPH Annual Conference, which is the biggest regional housing conference, brings together affordable housing advocates, developers, and stakeholders from all across the state of California to learn about solutions and tools for ensuring all members of our communities have a safe place to call home.

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Hope Through Housing's CORE's Got Talent
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Hope Through Housing's CORE's Got Talent

oin National CORE and Hope through Housing at the brand-new music venue, the Canyon Montclair, as we cheer on our talented residents who are competing for $1,500 in cash prizes. Top performers will be showcased at this year’s An Evening of Hope Gala, Endless Possibilities on Wednesday, October 16. At the end of the evening, the top performance based on our guests votes, will receive the People’s Choice Award. There will be complimentary appetizers and soft drinks.

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SCANPH & Public Counsel's Nuts & Bolts-  LA's Transit Oriented Communities
Aug
20
2:30 PM14:30

SCANPH & Public Counsel's Nuts & Bolts- LA's Transit Oriented Communities

  • Pasadena Public Library, Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In partnership with Public Counsel, SCANPH members are invited to attend this workshop session for a nuts and bolts discussion of the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program, including how it works, what incentives it offers to developers, and what is required in order for a project to qualify as a TOC-eligible development.

Speakers include:
- Greg Bonett, Public Counsel
- Doug Smith, Public Counsel
- Additional speakers pending

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O.C. Lenders & Investors Forum
Aug
16
7:45 AM07:45

O.C. Lenders & Investors Forum

Join the Kennedy Commission's  9th annual Orange County Lenders & Investors Forum where affordable housing professionals can network and learn about the latest financing/underwriting trends and financing programs for the development of affordable homes in Orange County. 


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Family Assistance Ministries Annual Golf Tournament
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Family Assistance Ministries Annual Golf Tournament

FAM's 6th Annual Golf Tournament for Hunger and Homeless Prevention will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019. The event will take place at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course.

Events for the day include a putting contest, one round of golf (four person scramble), and dinner awards ceremony. Seven holes are designated as "prize holes" with awards for various skill contests.

Schedule:

10:30 AM - Registration, Box Lunch & Putting Contest
12:30 PM - Shotgun Start
5:30 PM - Dinner, No Host Bar, Silent Auction, & Awards Ceremony

Individual registration is $250 per person, or $900 per foursome. Registration fees include a golf shirt for each player, a golf cart, lunch, and dinner awards ceremony. Sponsorships are available and encouraged

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Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #3
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #3

  • Santa Ana City Hall- Ross Hall Annex, Room 1600 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Santa Ana Arts Collective will offer 42 affordable apartments for households who are income eligible, with a preference for artists and/or those who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. An additional 15 units will be for MHSA-eligible families/individuals referred through Orange County’s Coordinated Entry System.

To learn more about eligibility and application requirements please attend one of the three optional workshops. The property management company will be conducting these Affordable Housing Workshops, which are designed to teach attendees about eligibility, the resident selection criteria, application requirements, and common pitfalls. They anticipate move-ins to begin in November 2019.

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Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #2
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #2

  • Santa Ana City Hall- Ross Annex, Room 1600 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Santa Ana Arts Collective will offer 42 affordable apartments for households who are income eligible, with a preference for artists and/or those who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. An additional 15 units will be for MHSA-eligible families/individuals referred through Orange County’s Coordinated Entry System.

To learn more about eligibility and application requirements please attend one of the three optional workshops. The property management company will be conducting these Affordable Housing Workshops, which are designed to teach attendees about eligibility, the resident selection criteria, application requirements, and common pitfalls. They anticipate move-ins to begin in November 2019.

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SCANPH's AHSC R5 Developer Kick-Off Meeting
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

SCANPH's AHSC R5 Developer Kick-Off Meeting

Learn more about the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program, requirements, and scoring at the City of Los Angeles Developer Kick-Off Meeting on August 2nd. The event will cover the fundamentals of the AHSC application process. 

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has confirmed its attendance and will be available for questions at the meeting.


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Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #1
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Santa Ana Arts Collective Workshop #1

The Santa Ana Arts Collective will offer 42 affordable apartments for households who are income eligible, with a preference for artists and/or those who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. An additional 15 units will be for MHSA-eligible families/individuals referred through Orange County’s Coordinated Entry System.

To learn more about eligibility and application requirements please attend one of the three optional workshops. The property management company will be conducting these Affordable Housing Workshops, which are designed to teach attendees about eligibility, the resident selection criteria, application requirements, and common pitfalls. They anticipate move-ins to begin in November 2019.

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Community Dev. Partners & Mercy House's Tiny Tim Apts. Ground Breaking
Jul
24
3:00 PM15:00

Community Dev. Partners & Mercy House's Tiny Tim Apts. Ground Breaking

  • 2239 West 5th Street Santa Ana, CA, 92703 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tiny Tim Apartments, a 51-unit new construction apartment community serving Santa Ana's families earning at or below 40-60% Area Median Income (AMI). The project is supported through the City of Santa Ana Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF) and Inclusionary Housing Fund, along with 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt bonds for private debt and equity.

RSVP to Iliana@communitydevpartners.com

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Community Dev. Partners & Mercy House's Aqua Apts. Ground Breaking
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Community Dev. Partners & Mercy House's Aqua Apts. Ground Breaking

  • 317 17th Street Santa Ana, CA, 92706 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Aqua Apartments, a 57-unit acq/rehab of a blighted motel which will become Permanent Supportive Housing for Santa Ana's formerly chronically homeless individuals. The project is supported through Statewide Mental Health Services Act financing and case management/ supportive services through Orange County, a State-HCD Infill Infrastructure Grant, and HUD project based vouchers administered through the City of Santa Ana Housing Authority - along 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt bonds, bringing in private debt and equity.

RSVP to Iliana@communitydevpartners.com

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Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

HCD's MHP NOFA Webinar

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) Final Guidelines and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $178 million. This is the first available funding from Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, which California voters approved on November 6, 2018.

MHP provides permanent financing for affordable multifamily rental and transitional new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion housing developments. MHP NOFAs will be released semiannually with the next NOFA scheduled for December 2019.

Applications are due August 20, 2019.

Click HERE to view other workshop locations

Note: Individual technical assistance appointments will be available at the workshops (in-person only, webinar excluded). Appointments will be approximately 20 minutes. Individuals can sign up at the workshop, not in advance.

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Jul
10
8:30 AM08:30

HCD's MHP NOFA Workshop

  • Santa Ana City Hall Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) Final Guidelines and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $178 million. This is the first available funding from Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, which California voters approved on November 6, 2018.

MHP provides permanent financing for affordable multifamily rental and transitional new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion housing developments. MHP NOFAs will be released semiannually with the next NOFA scheduled for December 2019.

Applications are due August 20, 2019.

Click HERE to view other workshop locations

Note: Individual technical assistance appointments will be available at the workshops (in-person only, webinar excluded). Appointments will be approximately 20 minutes. Individuals can sign up at the workshop, not in advance.

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Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

Join CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Discuss CDLAC & TCAC Regs

  • Buena Park City Hall Council Chamber (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA to discuss revisions to the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) & California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) Regulations.

This workshop will allow the public an opportunity to provide input on the CDLAC and CTCAC regulations as the Treasurer seeks to revise them to meet her housing and economic development goals.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of the Treasurer’s housing and economic development goals

  • Discussion on CDLAC and CTCAC regulations to align with those goals

Invited to Speak:

  • Fiona Ma, Treasurer

  • Jovan Agee, Deputy Treasurer

  • Anthony Zeto, CTCAC

  • Evan Kass, CDLAC

The Treasurer will hold a ten city tour and will host an Orange County Workshop on Thursday, June 20 in the City of Buena Park. Click HERE to learn more about the other workshops that will be held throughout the state.

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Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Webinar: HCD's 2019 Housing for Healthy California NOFA

Workshops are designed to assist applicants in understanding the new NOFA, and preparation of the applications. Presentation will go over at a high level information pertaining to each of the two articles in this NOFA. Article I geared towards Developers/Non-Profits , will be addressed in the morning and Article II geared towards Counties, in the afternoon around the noon time frame. It will also include walking through the Universal and Supplemental applications. Time after the presentation is reserved for technical assistance support and/or project questions.

Host: ATT HCD-1

Meeting number:733 153 896

Meeting password:mNJDQF2s

Meeting link: https://hcd.webex.com/hcd/j.phpMTID=m3794d7ecab2d765eec902b6797ef102d

Audio connection:1-877-336-1829 (US) Call-in toll-free number

Acccess Code: 263 657 5

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California Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map Workshop
Jun
6
11:30 AM11:30

California Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map Workshop

The Kennedy Commission and California Housing Partnership's Data & Policy Analyst, Lindsay Rosenfeld, invite all of you to learn more about a new interactive tool: the Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map. Lindsay will also present an overview on the newly released 2019 Orange County's Emergency Housing Update..

Be sure to register today! Seating is limited and there's free onsite parking.A catered hot lunch will also be available for $10.00 (cash/ check payable onsite) or feel free to bring your own lunch.

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Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

HCD's 2019 Housing for Healthy California NOFA Workshop

  • California Department of Transportation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Workshops are designed to assist applicants in understanding the new NOFA, and preparation of the applications. Presentation will go over at a high level information pertaining to each of the two articles in this NOFA. Article I geared towards Developers/Non-Profits , will be addressed in the morning and Article II geared towards Counties, in the afternoon around the noon time frame. It will also include walking through the Universal and Supplemental applications. Time after the presentation is reserved for technical assistance support and/or project questions.

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May
30
4:30 PM16:30

Elder Law & Disability Rights Center Office Warming Party

  • Elder Law & Disability Rights Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please stop by to see our new space, meet our growing team, hear updates on the state of the housing crisis in Orange County, and see the public kick-off to our newest program serving youth with special needs.

Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Email RSVPs requested but all are welcome!

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May
29
11:00 AM11:00

LISC: Accessory Dwelling Units: Rubinger Fellow Reflection

Affordable housing is becoming increasingly hard to find throughout many growing cities around the country. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) offer an alternative to customary housing units, taking the form of basement apartments, living units above the garage, new detached units, or ‘tiny houses’ built in the backyard of an existing home.

Hear from two of LISC’s Rubinger Fellows on how they’re leveraging ADUs in their unique markets:

Don't miss out, register now

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May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Impacts of Co-Locating Affordable Housing with Transportation Projects

The Kennedy Commission has partnered with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to work on Connect SoCal, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.Connect SoCal will present a long-range vision that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. The plan is developed with input from communities all over the region, which includes the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

But, we can’t do it alone and we need your input to shape SoCal’s future! The Kennedy Commission will host a workshop to obtain feedback to help create the long term plan.

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SCANPH's Room for Debate: Affordable Housing Hot Topics
May
9
3:00 PM15:00

SCANPH's Room for Debate: Affordable Housing Hot Topics

For the first time, SCANPH is hosting a special debate on industry hot topics featuring experts in affordable housing who will present a spirited defense of their views on issues that continue to elude easy consensus. But will you agree with their positions? Join us for the discussion

1. Inclusionary Housing: Does it reduce housing production?
Rick Jacobus, Principal, Street Level Advisors
vs.
Mott Smith, Co-Founder, Civic Enterprise

2. Rent Control: Source of Tenant Relief and Protection or Housing Crisis Perpetrator?
Becky Dennison, Executive Director, Venice Community Housing
vs. 
Stuart Waldman, President, VICA 

3. Local vs. State Control
Rick Cole, City Manager, Santa Monica
vs.
Anya Lawler, Western Center on Law & Poverty

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May
8
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Kern County CRA Discussion

Please join us for breakfast at our Community Reinvestment Act discussion. Educate nonprofits on how lending institutions can benefit from their community development activities. Offer an opportunity for regulators to highlight outstanding and satisfactory criteria during a banks public valuation, and provide examples of lending activities.

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May
3
8:00 AM08:00

Bridges OC 2019: Building Connections for a Sustainable Future

  • UCI Division of Continuing Education, Building 8 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A dialogue for all of us: the social, economic, and ecological impacts of smart growth, for a sustainable future. Join us for a full day of connection and collaboration, insights and innovation!

2019 Topics include: Affordable Housing, Transportation, Risk & Resilience, Food Insecurity & Food Waste

  • Be inspired with informative presentations by leading researchers, civic leaders and industry trendsetters

  • Network across disciplines with community leaders, policy developers, building industry professionals, academic researchers, and other community leaders

  • Join the conversation about housing, resilience planning and so much more

  • Learn about important sustainability trends in Orange County for Housing, Business, Transportation, and more

Faculty members and students (undergraduate or graduate), are encouraged to join us for any portion or all of the programming throughout the day.

Lunch is included with your free registration.

For questions, please contact Doug Colby.

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Jamboree's Compass Rose Grand Opening
Apr
30
4:30 PM16:30

Jamboree's Compass Rose Grand Opening

Join Supervisor Doug Chaffee and Fullerton Mayor Jesus Silva when Compass Rose opens its doors to welcome 46 families to the Richman Park neighborhood. Jamboree partnered with the City of Fullerton in its 10-year plan to eliminate blight and overcrowding, as well as bringing much needed affordable housing to this neighborhood. The American craftsman style of architecture is designed to blend into the existing housing inventory and achieve a LEED for Homes gold rating. Residents will have access to programming provided by Jamboree and its community partners -- St. Jude Neighborhood Clinic, Richman Connect, and California State University Fullerton Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. 

RSVP BY Monday, April 22. Refreshments will be served.

Parking is limited so we suggest carpooling.  Please No Stiletto Heels At This Event.

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ACOF's Fullerton Heights Ribbon Cutting
Apr
30
3:30 PM15:30

ACOF's Fullerton Heights Ribbon Cutting

  • 1220 E. Orangethorpe Avenue Fullerton, CA 92831 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us, Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Mayor Jesus Silva, and members of the Fullerton City Council in the dedication of the City's first permanent supportive housing community.

You may also RSVP via telephone no later than Thursday, April 25, by 2:00 P.M. Contact Cathy Viloria: 213.480.0809 x 242

Parking is limited. There is no street parking on Raymond or Orangethorpe. However, you can park in the business park across the street from ARCO (southwest corner) and walk over.

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