The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
Check out their website for resources and information: nlihc.org
COVID-19 Information: nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessness
Housing Choice Voucher Information: nlihc.org/explore-issues/housing-programs/vouchers
Public Housing Information: nlihc.org/explore-issues/housing-programs/public-housing
Current Research: nlihc.org/explore-issues/housing-programs/public-housing
The waitlist for Eleanor Roosevelt, PBV senior complex in Davis, will remain open, online, until further notice. Seniors, age 62 and older, can apply at www.ych.ca.gov
California does not have enough affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing. With the closing of developmental centers and a decrease in the number of congregate settings, California needs to invest in community-based integrated housing for people with disabilities.
The Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) is one of the largest funding sources in California for affordable housing. Despite the intention to include people with disabilities, there are no specific incentives for developers to include housing for people with disabilities in their projects.
The MHP Public Comment period is open now until May 5th at 5pm, and SCDD has made it easy for you to tell your housing story: https://bit.ly/housingcomments.
Tell the Department of Housing and Community Development that MHP guidelines should reflect the unmet housing needs of people with disabilities and support housing developments that serve people with disabilities.
On April 15, 2020, the Yolo County Housing Commission approved the postponement of the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) programs wait for lists, with the exception of the PBV waitlist for Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, a senior complex located in Davis,California, for persons age 62 and older.
The postponement was approved considering that opening the HCV and PBV waitlists during COVID-19 local, state and federal shelter-in-place orders could create a disparate impact on individuals and families that do not have access to the internet through a computer or smartphone in their homes or require extra assistance with the application process.
Staff evaluated the number of applicants currently on the Housing Choice Voucher and the Project Based Voucher waitlists. Although the numbers are low, there are enough applicants to postpone the opening of the waitlists for four to six months with the exception of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle. As of now, there are only three applicants on this waitlist. This limited number of applicants will impact staff in being able to fill a PBV vacancy when it becomes available. Opening this waitlist is critical to continuing to house vulnerable, extremely low-income seniors going forward.
Applications for Eleanor Roosevelt PBV senior complex will be accepted online only, at www.ych.ca.gov, beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 8:00am and accepting applications until either Thursday, May 8, 2020, or until the CEO determines that a sufficiency number of applications have been received to be served within a five (5) year period.
The application can be found at www.ych.ca.gov by clicking on the red house icon that says: “Apply for Public Housing” and on the link located on the right-hand side, on the middle of the webpage, that says “Apply for Housing”; in this area, the application can be found in English, Spanish and Russian.
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