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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Fair Housing Council of OC and celebrate Fair Housing Month at the Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens in Costa Mesa. Mr. Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, will be featured as a keynote speaker.
Join Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, the Kennedy Commission and OCCHC/SteppingUP for breakfast as we celebrate the accomplishments of advocates and developers who support affordable housing in Orange County. Valet parking is provided, complimentary of the hosts.
Help support A Community of Friends’ (ACOF) efforts to provide permanent supportive housing by becoming a sponsor of our annual "Beyond Perceptions" Awards Celebration. The event will include a silent auction, live music, and stories presented by families supported by ACOF.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
Join THRIVE’s Community Land Trust Implementation workshop with Julie Brunner of OPAL CLT. Topics include limited equity housing, land leases, and other CLT tools for permanent affordability, accessibility and resident-centered development. Breakfast will be provided.
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!
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.
Orange County Alliance for Just Change and Orange County United Way present From Homelessness to Home: Two Models of Successful Housing Partnerships.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Do you want to become a rockstar ambassador for RUN? Learn how to spread the word through the RUN Power Hour and take the message about affordable housing to residents in your local community!
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center’s annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner. We hope you will join us for this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,400 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with us to provide free legal services to low income residents.
ACC-OC and our regional partners have been championing the 2700 Permanent Supportive Housing Plan. As the homelessness crisis in OC continues to evolve, it remains critical that cities are fully informed of the role Permanent Supportive Housing plays in the integrated architecture to mitigate chronic homelessness. Projects like Family Care Center, The Orchard, Doria and Rockwood represent the overall continuum of care and what that system can look like when there is proper "flow".
Join ACC-OC for our annual housing tour to see what Permanent Supportive Housing and the continuum of care looks like in person.
Learn the history of housing inequality and how movements of the people are the only thing that has ever turned the tide in favor of low-income Americans. This is why we RUN!
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Each year, A Community of Friends recognizes leaders, innovators and social champions from the public and private sectors who are working in concert with our mission to end homelessness for people living with mental illness. Check this space for the announcement of this year’s honorees.
Community Development Commission of the County of LA
Come learn about the 9%/4% tax credit hybrid structure, which is new on the financing scene in California. Experts will discuss what you need to know about this creative financial structuring tool as a way to raise tax credit equity for your projects.
- Mark Stivers, Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC)
- Paul Beesemyer, Southern CA Director, California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC)
- Matt Grosz, Director of Acquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners
- Amy DeVaudreuil, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP