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Legislators Sign-on to Senior Housing Letter
Four state legislators have sent a letter to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Ben Metcalf asking that seniors be considered when making funding determinations.  MORE

Smoke Free Housing: Updates and Resources
Recently Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) were required to ban the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing units, interior common areas, and outdoor areas within 25 feet of public housing and administrative office buildings. MORE

HUD Considers Changes in Fair Housing Act Enforcement
by Linda Couch, LeadingAge: According to a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the August 16 Federal Register, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering new approaches to enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. MORE

Section 202 Funding and FY18 NOFA Status
by Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge: New funding for expansion of the Section 202 program is being discussed as part of the HUD fiscal year 2019 budget now. And a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is also expected shortly allowing owners to apply for funding provided in 2018. MORE

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

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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