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2018 Advocacy Day: Thank You to All Our Participants and Sponsors

Our 8th Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day in Sacramento this month brought together 190 attendees ranging from 33 LeadingAge California member communities, all with a clear message of highlighting the great importance of ensuring affordable housing funding!

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National Low Income Housing Coalition Release Out of Reach Data for 2018
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released its annual Out of Reach (OOR) Report for 2018. The data in the report compares rents and wages across the country, for state, counties and cities. Out of Reach 2018 demonstrates once again that wages are insufficient to afford market-rate rental apartments throughout California. MORE

Urge Your Representative to Co-sponsor Tax Credit Bill

By Linda Couch, LeadingAge : Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) is circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking his House colleagues to co-sponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 1661), bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).

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LeadingAge Makes Recommendations for RAD for PRAC Implementation
By Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge: Securing RAD for PRAC has been a priority for LeadingAge since 2015 and, in 2018, it became law, giving senior housing providers the opportunity to bring private financing to the preservation of their post-1990 Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) properties.  MORE

State Budget Deal Seeks to Address Housing and Poverty
On Thursday, the California Legislature sent a $139 billion budget to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. The budget boosts state spending, funded by an expected $9 billion surplus, the largest surplus since at least 2000. MORE

Save the Dates: Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series to start June 12, 2018!
LeadingAge California has partnered with Connect Consulting Services to offer a series of webinars to help you develop an emergency preparedness program in your community. MORE

Registration Opens Next Week for 8th Annual Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day!
Are you ready? Registration for the 8th Annual Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day in Sacramento opens next week and is free for participants!   MORE

Action Alert: Sign On To Letter Asking Congress to Increase HUD Funding!
Please help bring attention to the importance of HUD funding in the 2019 fiscal year and beyond. Write to your member of Congress to invest more in affordable homes and reject the more than 14% proposed cuts on these program. MORE

HCD Moves Forward on Housing Package Implementation

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has launched a website dedicated to the Department’s implementation of the 2017 Housing Package.

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Congress Has Until March 23 to Complete HUD Funding

By Linda Couch, LeadingAge: The latest in a string of continuing resolutions gives Congress until March 23 to complete its fiscal year 2018 funding for HUD programs. Until then, HUD programs will be funded at fiscal year 2017 levels.

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Meghan Rose, director of housing - HCBS  and in-house counsel for LeadingAge California.
Meghan can be reached at (916) 469-3372 or mrose@leadingageca.org