The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act, legislation co-authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) to fight veteran homelessness by strengthening job training programs. This bill was passed as part of the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018, and it is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law in the coming days.
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Knowledge and Education for Your Success, Inc. (KEYS), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the San Bernardino Housing Authority, received $625,325 in renewal funding for the fifth consecutive year from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program aims to provide services to low-income veterans and their families who are living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.
America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by UCLA CALPIRG Students. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy
Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Mark Takano (D- California), introduced HR 245, the Veterans’ Education Equity Act. This bipartisan bill fixes a discrepancy in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans that prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.
California is leading the nation in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. To honor early innovation and leadership in this market, nine inaugural ZNE School Leadership Awards were given on behalf of the California Investor owned Utilities Prop 39 ZNE School Pilot Program to showcase the people, buildings and districts that are driving this new standard for school environments. ZNE schools are high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually.
California's hardworking teachers and other public school employees have headed back to their home rooms, and the California Housing Finance Agency is recognizing their dedication to our kids by making more of them eligible for down payment assistance to help them purchase their own first homes
Lee & Associates, a national commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced today that the company represented the buyer and seller in the sale of Grovemont Square, a 29,030-square-foot multi-tenant retail shopping center at 2428 North Grand Avenue in Santa Ana, Calif. The sale price was $4,730,000, representing a cap rate of 4.26 percent
Homelessness among children has doubled since the recession. In the 2013-2014 school year, more than 1.36 million school-age children were homeless, up from nearly 680,000 in the 2006-2007 school year
Environment California Research & Policy Center will deploy hundreds of door-knockers this summer as part of a multi-million-dollar effort to educate Americans about the possibility of 100 percent clean, renewable energy.
Officials from the City of Sacramento, Robla School District, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency will celebrate the completion of the new Main Avenue Sports Field made possible through a joint partnership between the three entities. Currently used by the school district for children to play soccer and other physical exercise during school hours, officials expect word of the new “field of dreams” to spread throughout the community and attract a variety of year round sports activity including soccer and baseball.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to the East Bay to participate in a tour of the Oakland Housing Authority’s Leadership Training Center and learn more about OHA’s unique partnership with the Oakland Unified School District
Larkin Street youth had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their concerns as homeless young people with Congresswoman Nancy Pelsoi during a roundtable discussion held at the organization’s main service hub. Top of mind was San Francisco’s affordability crisis, however a variety of issues facing youth without stable housing arose, including the need for increasing awareness of services in middle and high school age youth and the lack of services available outside San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The 17th annual Silicon Valley REALTORS® Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is under way. The scholars program is sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR), a professional trade organization representing over 4,500 REALTORS® and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay
“This is a celebration of the people of San Francisco that make our City great,” said Mayor Lee. “With a strong, diverse economy as the foundation for San Francisco’s continuing progress, we will tackle longstanding challenges like affordable housing and homelessness while making historic investments in our schools, transportation system and public safety network. I have dedicated 26 years of service to our City to make sure everyone has a chance to succeed, and I am humbled to be sworn in as Mayor of the ‘greatest City in the world’ for a second term.”
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) voted for the year-end omnibus bill to fund the government through the 2016 fiscal year. The $1.1 trillion spending bill provides critical money for education, environmental policy, medical research and transportation safety while avoiding destructive riders on California water policy and women’s health.
HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm, announced today that renowned design leader, John Frane, has joined the firm as an associate vice president and principal in the Los Angeles office. As a design principal, Frane will continue his pursuit of high design work, combining his arts and culture-based experience with HGA’s extensive national resume of work in this arena.
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act. The bill directs the Secretary of Education to automatically lower all federal student loans to 4 percent – which is near the current 30-year mortgage rate
Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson today announced its representation of the seller in the sale of a 1.2-acre school campus, located at 1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Los Angeles. The buyer was Stratford School, an 18-campus, WASC-accredited private school based in Silicon Valley. Stratford School offers classes for students from preschool through middle school, and plans to open the Los Angeles area location in August 2016.
California State Senate Bill 252, introduced by Senator Mark Leno, to waive high school equivalency exam fees, for homeless youth under 25, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 20, 2015. The bill goes into effect January 1, 2016
HUD PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY LOURDES CASTRO RAMIREZ TO MAKE MAJOR FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO...
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Lourdes Castro Ramirez will join local leaders in Sacramento, CA on Monday, September 28, 2015 to announce a major funding award that will revitalize distressed neighborhoods and increase opportunity for low-income residents.