Affordable housing

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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) announced grant awards totaling $250,000 to three nonprofits and community-based organizations in Orange County to promote equitable growth strategies. The grant awards ranged from $50,000 to $100,000 and will cover a range of activities related to housing policy and land use. In all, …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its recent announcements of providing more grants to San Diego and Orange Counties to increase affordable housing. “Ensuring local governments in my district receive their share of state funding is one of my top …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) introduced a package of housing bills this week that address a spectrum of issues including homelessness, affordable housing development, rent stabilization and protections for our most vulnerable populations. Legislation Introduced: Assembly Bill 362: Shelters and Transparency: Seeks to improve the conditions of shelters by requiring that …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) today for awarding a $4.2 million Local Housing Trust Fund grant to the Orange County Housing Finance Trust (OCHFT) to create new affordable housing units. “I thank the Department of Housing and Community Development for …continue reading

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced last week that the Orange County Housing Finance Trust has been awarded $4.2 million. The awarded funding will be used by the Trust to help finance the development of 7 affordable and permanent supportive housing developments totaling 467 units scattered throughout …continue reading

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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced data indicating an impressive leap in California’s affordable housing production and preservation efforts in 2020. According to the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) and California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC), the two committees Treasurer Ma chairs issued tax-exempt bonds and allocated state and …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 07 through January 16 include eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, a suspicious death, and affordable housing. The announcement of the eligibility for vaccination of those residents of Orange County ages 65 and older was by leaps and bounds the most-read story of the past week. Let …continue reading

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This past Tuesday at the Orange County (OC) Board of Supervisors meeting, the OC Board of Supervisors approved the funding of seven housing developments in six local jurisdictions totaling close to $11 million to produce 437 units of supportive and affordable housing throughout Orange County. “Orange County has a desperate …continue reading

Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24), and Katherine Clark (D-MA-05) introduced the Support Allowing Volume Exception for (SAVE) Federally-Assisted Housing Act, a targeted effort to address the national shortage of affordable housing units by freeing up the availability of private activity bonds used to support the preservation, …continue reading

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Orange County is investing millions of dollars to increase affordable housing for low-income families and the homeless. Under the county’s Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Andrew Do’s proposal to allocate $5 million toward the Orange County Housing Finance Trust. In March, Orange County …continue reading

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The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), chaired by California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, on Wednesday unanimously voted to raise the 2019 state bond cap for qualifying private activity bonds to $4,153,489,725, a $2,141,160 increase over the state ceiling set in 2018. At the same time, the committee reaffirmed its …continue reading