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.
COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Our partners at Renters Helpline are providing information on the temporary moratorium on tenant evictions. Please call with questions!
Yolo County wait list for Housing Choice Voucher program will open as on-line only. April 21 to April 30, 2020.
Once again, applications will be accepted online only. Applicants may apply from any device with Internet access, at any time during this period, at our website www.ych.ca.gov
We will have a workshop to preview the application in April; we will send the specific date and time later. If COVID-19 is still active by then, we might have to do a webinar or send you the link to practice. The wait list may close earlier, at our CEO’s discretion if we receive a large amount of applications.
Project Sentinal will be hosting a fair housing tester training on 12/13/2019 at 1:30pm. Information can be found on the flyer above! Thanks.
Housing Now is hosting a workshop on November 14th 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
If you missed this workshop last month, please join Patti Uplinger, Executive Director of Housing Now and Virginia Perez from Renter’s Helpline.
This workshop is for Direct Service Providers, Trainers, and Case Managers and contains valuable information and resources needed to assist and support our clients with their housing needs.
If you or any of your staff members would like to attend contact Anna directly at the phone number or email listed.
If you have already registered, thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 14th!
Anna B. Nelson
On My Own Independent Living Services
Cell: (916) 792-0800
Office: (916) 726-0792 ext. 128