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California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eleven Properties for Action

The California State Historical Resources Commission is scheduled to consider 10 nominations for federal historic designation and one nomination for state historic designation.

CITY RELEASES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES TO CREATE NEW...

In another critical step in the City’s effort to combat homelessness, Mayor Eric Garcetti invited affordable housing developers to submit proposals to develop City-owned properties for homeless residents

California pending home sales post third straight annual increase in June

Led by the San Francisco Bay Area, California pending home sales continued their upward momentum in June to post three straight months of annual increases, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Disappointed in HUD Decision to Insure FHA Mortgages with PACE...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new policy that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will begin insuring mortgages on certain properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans.

Rep. Peters Announces that HUD has Launched Process to Fix Homelessness Funding Formula

In a critical breakthrough more than three years in the making, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced today that theDepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering four options to replace the Continuum of Care formula that determines how federal homelessness funding is allocated. A public comment period opening today and lasting 60 days will give service organizations, housing providers, and local leaders the opportunity to weigh in on the potential replacements for the existing, outdated formula that has severely disadvantaged cities like San Diego in their work to end homelessness.

Mayor Faulconer Encourages Homeless Veterans to Sign Up This Weekend for “Housing Our Heroes”...

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Todd Gloria and San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) CEO Richard C. Gentry to encourage homeless veterans to attend this weekend’s “Stand Down” event and sign up for the “Housing Our Heroes” campaign – a call to action to help 1,000 homeless veterans transition off the streets.

Royce Presses Castro on Transparency and Accountability at HUD

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro on the Federal Housing Agency's (FHA) forthcoming Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan guidelines and HUD's Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "HUD Accountability.”

REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ CONSULTS HOMELAND SECURITY EXPERTS ON CRITICAL CYBERSECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY OUTREACH

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, questioned public sector Homeland Security experts during a Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies hearing, “Value of DHS’ Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.”

Three Sentenced for String of Palmdale Home Burglaries

Two men and a woman, all from Lancaster, entered no contest pleas today for a string of home burglaries in Palmdale from October 2014 to January 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrests and Indictments by California Department of Justice...

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that six individuals were indicted and arrested on 135 felony charges for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California and the Inland Empire, preying on homeowners facing foreclosure. The case is being prosecuted by attorneys in the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, created by Harris in 2011 to prosecute mortgage fraud at every step of the process

Woman Sentenced for Stealing Packages from Alhambra Home

A 20-year-old woman charged with stealing packages from an Alhambra home pleaded no contest today to second-degree commercial burglary and grand theft of personal property and was sentenced, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced

C.A.R. sues PDFfiller.com for unlawfully selling C.A.R. Forms

C.A.R. sues PDFfiller.com for $136 million for willfully and unlawfully selling C.A.R. Forms LOS ANGELES (July 11) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) has...

Southern California Man Pleads Guilty for His Role as Sales Manager in Fraudulent Mortgage...

The Department of Justice announced that an Orange County, California, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, for his role as the sales manager of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Grocery-anchored Shopping Center in Mendocino County

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that President Ed Hanley and Senior Vice President Kevin Fryman completed the sale of Ukiah Crossroads, a 98%-occupied, 106,460-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center located in Mendocino County, Calif. The purchase price was $15.1 million

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Consumer Alert on Rental and Moving Scams

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued a consumer alert urging Californians to make informed decisions and protect themselves from rental and moving scams.  Summer is a popular time for traveling, vacations, and moves to new houses and apartments. Unfortunately, scammers are also aware of these summertime transitions and scams peak during this time of year as families move to new homes and students move in and out of new housing arrangements.

Rep. Cook Cosponsors Legislation to Encourage Earthquake Ready Homes

This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced HR 5610, the Earthquake Mitigation Tax Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax-free at the state level

California Legislature Moves One Step Closer to Passing Protections for Widowed Homeowners

Earlier this week, California’s legislature moved one step closer to enacting legislation designed to protect widows, widowers, and other heirs from unnecessary foreclosures. Senate Bill 1150, the Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights (SBOR), was passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a 7 to 3 vote Tuesday. The next step is a vote by the entire Assembly, which is expected in August

Eden Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of Affordable Rental Apartment Homes for Farmworkers in Monterey...

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the County of Monterey celebrated the grand opening of Camphora Apartments, a development by Eden Housing and South County Housing, in partnership with the County and the City of Soledad. Camphora Apartments is located at 32101 McCoy Road, Soledad, CA 93960

California Celebrates a Successful Homeownership Month

This past month was National Homeownership Month, and the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) showed just what you can do when you're willing to devote time and effort to helping those who need it the most.

GSEs Should Be Engaged in More Risk-Sharing

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on credit risk-sharing by the GSEs:

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrests and Indictments by California...

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that six individuals were indicted and arrested on 135 felony charges for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California and the Inland Empire, preying on homeowners facing foreclosure. The case is being prosecuted by attorneys in the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, created by Harris in 2011 to prosecute mortgage fraud at every step of the process

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California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eleven Properties for Action

The California State Historical Resources Commission is scheduled to consider 10 nominations for federal historic designation and one nomination for state historic designation.