Action at State Department of Housing and Community Development

Starting January 2017, HCD has sent out notifications on some programs:

  1. No Place Like Home Program: comment period ends 1/31/17. For more information:  http://www.hcd.ca.gov/financial-assistance/no-place-like-home/index.html
  2. Statewide Housing Assessment: comment period open until March 4, 2017. For more information: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/housing-policy-development/statewide-housing-assessment/
  3. HUD 811 funding change: http://www.calhfa.ca.gov/multifamily/section811/nofa/index.htm  There is a change in contract rent for the 811 PRA Round I funds from 50% AMI to FMRQuestions? Email Patti@HousingNowResource.org

Yolo County Housing Opening Housing Wait Lists

YOLO  COUNTY HOUSING  OPENED THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER     (SECTION  8)  AND  PROJECT  BASED  VOUCHER  WAIT  LISTS  ON JANUARY 9,   2017

Yolo County Housing (YCH) will accept online applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Project Based Voucher wait lists, beginning on Monday, January 9, 201 7at 8:00a.m. through Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., at the latest. The wait list may be closed earlier, depending on the volume of applications received.   Applications will be available online at www.ych.ca.gov  , on the main page of the YCH website. The online application will be available in English, Spanish and Russian. During this period, applications may be made anytime, day or night, from a private computer or device with Internet  access.

Follow the website for details: Yolo Housing

CAL ABLE

About CalABLE

For many people with disabilities, the fear of losing critical public benefits, coupled with the high cost of support expenses, has limited them from building financial security.

Until recently, individuals receiving federal benefits have been restricted in the amount of money they can save, essentially keeping them in poverty and preventing them from planning for the future. With the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, signed into federal law by President Obama, these thresholds are no longer an obstacle.

In 2015 Governor Brown signed the California ABLE Act into law. CalABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities and their families to open tax-free savings accounts without the worry of losing vital government assistance. The law establishes a board that will administer the CalABLE savings program.

Take the CAL ABLE survey here

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD has directed local jurisdictions to have a plan to identify and address impediments to fair housing.  This includes having enough housing for people of all incomes in integrated communities.  There is also a need to have low income housing close to quality schools and access to fresh foods.

HUD has mandated the jurisdictions to reach out to the community for feedback.  Locally, in Sacramento, the report is due to HUD April 2017.  This is a short time frame to have a quality report.

You can participate in this important report.

For more information:  www.SHRA.og or www.SacHousingAlliance.org