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Devastating LA Homeless Count Underscores Need for Santiago Bill to Speed Emergency Housing Projects
June 21, 2019
A bill that would expand CEQA exemptions for certain supportive housing projects crossed a significant hurdle in the California Senate this week, earning unanimous support in the Environmental Quality Committee. AB 1197, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), would ensure that state and local funding to build temporary and supportive housing projects can be spent more quickly and efficiently in the city of LA. ... read more »
L.A. County Aims to Sign Up Motels to House Chronically Homeless
June 20, 2019
Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended exploring master lease agreements with motels and also seeing whether the same motel parking lots could be safe parking sites for homeless people living in their cars or recreational vehicles. ... read more »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
New Study Evaluates Shared Equity Housing Program Performance, Nationwide Impact 33-Year Report Highlights Economic Benefits, Lasting Affordability for Lower-Income Households of Color
May 24, 2019
Shared equity homeownership promotes sustainable wealth-building opportunities and lasting affordability for lower-income households, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in partnership with Grounded Solutions Network. ... read more »
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay Scores Major Victory for Affordable Housing after Federal Housing Finance Agency Finally Releases Over $367 Million in Delayed Payments
April 24, 2019
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay WASHINGTON, DC – After an urgent effort by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has released payments of over $367 million to two vital programs that support access to affordable housing.  ... read more »
New Development will Provide 50 Units of Affordable Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Transitioning Youth and Families
April 23, 2019
Councilman Curren Price celebrated alongside the  ...  (CRCD) and LA Family Housing (LAFH) the groundbreaking of Residences on Main, a development which will provide 50 units of affordable supportive housing for chronically homeless Transition Age Youth and families experiencing homelessness. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on New Bridge Housing in Council District Eight
April 18, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground today on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. ... read more »
After 51 Years, Fair Housing Still an Unfinished Journey
April 11, 2019
... headline news articles reminded the nation that housing discrimination still exists. ... read more »
Hud Awards $3,200,000 to Help Families Reach Self-Sufficiency in the Greater Los Angeles Area
February 15, 2019
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $74 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country, including $3,226,852 to 14 public housing agencies in the Greater Los Angeles Area, to continue helping public housing residents participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and/or reside in public housing to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies. Read more about the local impact of the grants announced. ... read more »
Proposed Broadway and Manchester Corridor Investment Project a part of the Redevelopment of South East L.A.
January 31, 2019
The project will transform 2.8-miles of Manchester Ave and Broadway, located in South Los Angeles, into a safe and vibrant street. ... read more »
Los Angeles Homeownership to Get $9.8 Million Boost
January 31, 2019
NeighborhoodLIFT program will offer homebuyer education plus $25,000 down payment assistance grants available for eligible Los Angeles County homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders. ... read more »
Home Prices Up, but Sales Dip in L.A., Orange Counties
January 3, 2019
According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Los Angeles County home was $600,000 last month, up from $567,000 in November 2017. ... read more »
How Credit Scores Impact Mortgages
January 3, 2019
Mortgage lenders need to assess the risk to themselves before lending money to borrowers. ... read more »
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to Enforce Rent Stabilization Ordinance in Unincorporated Los Angeles County
December 20, 2018
Temporary, six-month ordinance goes into effect today, limiting rent increases to three percent a year. ... read more »
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