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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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
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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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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Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

National CORE's Gala: An Evening of Hope- Endless Possibilities

National CORE and Hope through Housing invite you to be a part of this year’s An Evening of Hope, Endless Possibilities. With the launch of Hope through Housing’s Building Bright Futures, you have a chance to help children and teens achieve success. With programs, such as after-school, career conversations, school success celebrations, and college-prep workshops, Hope through Housing is helping at-risk youth break the cycle of poverty.

This year, National CORE brought back CORE’s Got Talent. Join us as we share the talent and stories of our residents and honor those who have made our success possible. Share in our mission of providing high-quality affordable housing that supports educational attainment, economic mobility, and improved health through education, wellness, and social services programs.

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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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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Affirmed Housing's Della Rosa Grand Opening

  • 14800 Beach Boulevard Westminster, CA, 92683 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Della Rosa will provide 50 studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes for the formerly homeless, and low income individuals earning 30-50% area median income. Designed by Dahlin Group, the .66 acre development will include 4, two and three story buildings. A $17.9 million dollar development, Della Rosa is funded by federal tax credit equity, the City of Westminster, the County of Orange, USBCDC, US Bank and CA Community Reinvestment Corporation (CCRC).

RSVP to katelyn@affirmedhousing.com

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Fair Housing Month Celebration 2019
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Fair Housing Month Celebration 2019

Join Fair Housing Council of Orange County To Celebrate Fair Housing Month!

Keynote Address by Richard Rothstein Author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.

One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017 * 2017 longlist nonfiction National Book Award.
“A powerful, disturbing history of residential segregation in America” – New York Times

RSVP required by April 18th, lunch will be provided.


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Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Supportive Housing Development in OC Feedback Session

  • 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building B Conference Room A/B (2nd Floor) Santa Ana United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Orange County Health Care Agency and Orange County Community Resources will be holding a general information session on Supportive Housing Development in Orange County and feedback session to build our Supportive Housing pipeline. Discussion will include applying for Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP) and No Place Like Home (NPLH) funding along with the new Housing For a Healthy California Program.

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Housing California's Shaping the Future Conference
Apr
15
to Apr 17

Housing California's Shaping the Future Conference

  • Sacramento Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2019 marks the Housing California Annual Conference's 40th anniversary. Conference participants are requested to use this milestone year to envision a future California where no one is homeless and everyone can afford a safe, stable place to call home in a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous community. Help us in Shaping the Future - join us at our Annual Conference and be part of the movement to achieve this vision.

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Los Angeles RUN Regional Convening
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Los Angeles RUN Regional Convening

  • Joan Palevsky Center at the California Community Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Residents United Network (RUN) regional meetings are around the corner. Regions hosting meetings include Los Angeles, San Diego, the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento. We hope that you can join us to prepare for the exciting year ahead. We will be discussing the 2019 RUN policy agenda and preparing for lobby day with training and engagement opportunities and much more. 

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SCANPH's Negotiating Construction Contracts: Avoid Common Pitfalls
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

SCANPH's Negotiating Construction Contracts: Avoid Common Pitfalls

Learn how to advocate for your position in negotiating professional service contracts at a new workshop that will cover the highly complex (and often misunderstood) world of construction contracts. While a great deal of time is often devoted to negotiating loan documents and partnership agreements, little – if any – energy is spent on negotiating the construction contract. This can lead to unfortunate and shocking results if something goes wrong during construction—as it often does. 

This workshop will cover the most significant issues in construction contracts, including liquidated damages, construction scheduling issues, payment issues, public funding requirements, and insurance. Most importantly, this workshop will address the interplay between construction work (i.e. what is going on at the project site) and the implications this has on the overall project (i.e. potential impacts on financing, tax credits, and insurance requirements). Speakers will highlight some hidden risk allocation provisions and other clauses that appear harmless, but, in fact, fundamentally alter the owner's expectations. 

Speakers include:
Moderator:
William DiCamillo, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
Panelists:
-Isabel Brown, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
-Justin Dove, Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
-Kim McKay, Executive Vice President, BRIDGE Housing Corporation

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LISC's Webinar: Partners against Displacement: Community Land Trusts and Community Development
Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

LISC's Webinar: Partners against Displacement: Community Land Trusts and Community Development

n this webinar, tied to LISC Research and Evaluation’s recent white paper on the topic, panelists will reflect on ways that partnerships between the community development and community land trust sectors can help CLTs reach greater, and more sustainable, scale. After a brief scan of initiatives across the country, speakers from the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, the City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and the New Economy Project will reflect on their own innovative initiatives to change public policy, grow community land trusts, and build movement. 

Anyone interested in community land trusts and how partnerships with the community development sector are being used to bring about new pipeline and new resources for permanently affordable housing. 

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SCANPH's Innovative Housing Solutions: Creative, Scalable Proposals to Address Homelessness
Mar
27
2:30 PM14:30

SCANPH's Innovative Housing Solutions: Creative, Scalable Proposals to Address Homelessness

  • Goodwill Community Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The movement to combat and prevent homelessness in LA County will require creative, scalable solutions to support our most vulnerable residents. The LA Homeless Initiative’s Housing Innovation Challenge features a range of proposed solutions that could deliver promising results, including faster, cost-effective construction, rehabilitation, and creative finance models. Join SCANPH for a new workshop that will feature an overview of this unique awards program and hear directly from organizations representing winning proposals. In addition, we’ll hear from a panel of judges who participated in the scoring of the proposals and the potential impact on creating units of permanent housing for homeless families or individuals in LA County.

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SCANPH's Construction Workforce Shortage and Its Impact on Affordable Housing:  Solutions to Build Industry Capacity for California’s Future
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

SCANPH's Construction Workforce Shortage and Its Impact on Affordable Housing: Solutions to Build Industry Capacity for California’s Future

This workshop will provide an overview of how stakeholders like SCANPH and the nonprofit affordable housing industry can support investments in a 21st century workforce so that we can collectively meet the demands of solving our historic housing crisis.

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SCANPH's Construction Workforce Shortage & Its Impact on Affordable Housing
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

SCANPH's Construction Workforce Shortage & Its Impact on Affordable Housing

It is estimated that California needs at least 200,000 new construction workers. If California is going to successfully address its housing affordability crisis, what solutions will ensure shortages in the construction workforce are not a hindrance to development? This workshop will provide an overview of how stakeholders like SCANPH and the nonprofit affordable housing industry can support investments in a 21st century workforce so that we can collectively meet the demands of solving our historic housing crisis. Speakers will discuss the impact of the tight labor market on development and how the state can boost competitiveness and productivity in construction.

Speakers include:

  • Chris Hannan, Council Representative, LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council

  • Allison Riley, Managing Director of Real Estate Development, PATH Ventures

  • Charlie Muttillo, President, Morley Builders

  • Murtaza Baxamusa, Director of Planning and Development for the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council Family Housing Corporation

  • Alan Greenlee, Executive Director, SCANPH

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Webinar: Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities
Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities

Amid the worst renter crisis in a generation, it is time for policymakers to respond to the call for rent control to protect renters from skyrocketing rents and displacement. Join PolicyLink, Right to the City Alliance, and Center for Popular Democracy to learn more about a new report, “Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities”, which sheds light on the unprecedented scale of the crisis facing renters and the potential to stabilize 12.7 million renter households nationwide through existing organizing campaigns for rent control.

Report co-author Sarah Treuhaft will highlight key findings from the report, and speakers from Oregon and New York will discuss their local campaigns and the growing movement led by renters to push for stronger tenant protection laws

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Opportunities for Affordable Housing with Supportive Services Workshop

Join the Kennedy Commission for an informative workshop on Affordable Housing with Supportive Services. This discussion will create a deeper understanding of: 

What is affordable housing with supportive services?
What are the development opportunities?
What are the new available funding sources?
What are best practices to effectively advocate for affordable housing with supportive services?

Presenters include: 

  • Julia Bidwell, Director, Housing & Community Development, County of Orange  

  • Judson Brown, Housing Division Manager, City of Santa Ana

  • Chris Martin, Legislative Advocate-Homelessness, Housing California

  • Sharon Rapport, Associate Director, CA Policy, Corporation for Supportive Housing

  • Grace Stepter, Deputy Director, City of Anaheim

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ACOF and the LA Clippers
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

ACOF and the LA Clippers

We are excited to announce the Los Angeles Clippers is hosting A Community of Friends (ACOF) as the Non-Profit of the night! Proceeds from ticket sales and the 50/50 raffle will go towards supporting our mission to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness.

Join ACOF and the LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center!

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SCANPH's No Place Like Home Panel Presentation
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

SCANPH's No Place Like Home Panel Presentation

  • Community Development Commission of the County of LA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (LACDC) is convening an informative session on No Place Like Home. Join us on March 4th to discuss best practices in the development and operation of housing that will include No Place Like Home residents - persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of chronic homelessness.

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Residents United Network- Know Your Housing: Homelessness Policy Webinar
Mar
1
12:30 PM12:30

Residents United Network- Know Your Housing: Homelessness Policy Webinar

Are you angry about how many people go to sleep at night without a home to feel safe and secure? You're not alone and there are advocates in Sacramento working to provide pathways to homes for people experiencing homelessness. Join this training with Housing California's Chris Martin to learn about what's being done in Sacramento to help end homelessness, especially among young people and formerly incarcerated people, what more needs to be done, and what role you can play.

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TCAC Crash Course with Bill Pavao!
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

TCAC Crash Course with Bill Pavao!

  • City of Tustin Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Kennedy Commission, in partnership with SCANPH, will be hosting an informative crash course session on all you need to know about the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Former Executive Director of TCAC, Bill Pavao, will lead this session and provide helpful insights about conventional debt, equity, gap financing and more!

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Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

2018 California Affordable Housing Legislative Briefing

The Kennedy Commission will host a 2018 California Affordable Housing Legislative Briefing to discuss legislation signed into law and measures aimed at addressing California's affordable housing and homelessness crisis.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

* Federal updates on affordable housing

* California funding / Propositions 1 & 2

* Land use legislation

* 2019 California potential upcoming legislation

Goldfarb and Lipman, one of California's leading real estate law firms in affordable housing, redevelopment law and municipal law, will be presenting a discussion on the measures and the opportunities for affordable housing developers and local government. 

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OC Lender and Investors Forum
Sep
12
7:45 AM07:45

OC Lender and Investors Forum

Join the Kennedy Commission's 8th Annual Orange County Lenders & Investors Forum as affordable housing professionals will have the opportunity to network and hear about the latest financing/underwriting trends and financing programs for the development of affordable homes in Orange County. 

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