Very interesting article on the housing crisis in California:
Starting January 2017, HCD has sent out notifications on some programs:
- 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
- Statewide Housing Assessment: comment period open until March 4, 2017. For more information: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/housing-policy-development/statewide-housing-assessment/
- 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 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
Follow the link to see how housing legislation in California made it past the Governor!
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.
Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA) advocates for more housing for people who are homeless and who are extremely low income. SHA has written a working paper on ending homelessness.