Congressman Honda, Secretary Carter Announce Quarter Billion Dollar Investment in Silicon Valley

Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Silicon Valley. The institute brings together over $150 million in private funding with $75 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to bring to market Flexible Hybrid Electronics.

Renew Financial partners with SolarCity to boost solar for commercial properties

Renew Financial offering PACE financing for thousands of commercial properties as part of major partnership with leading national solar company, making solar affordable for tens of thousands of properties in California. National expansion of plan also likely

San José Housing 2.0 Symposium to help tackle high cost of housing and encourage...

The San José Department of Housing will host the Housing 2.0 Symposium in 2016 to help develop a better system for creating housing that will address the broad needs of residents, employees and businesses in one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. The symposium is supported by $45,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Mayor Garcetti and Youth Policy Institute Announce Major AmeriCorps Grant

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Los Angeles had been awarded three major grants from the federal Corporation for National & Community Service. The grants, totaling $4.4 million, would recruit 119 AmeriCorps members, 94 to be stationed throughout Los Angeles, and over half in the Promise Zone established by President Obama in 2014.


Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA), People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and New Directions, Inc. received $1.8 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles overcome homelessness and secure employment

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Keeps After-School Programs Open All Summer

Recognizing that research has shown low-income students lose more academic skills over summer than their middle-class peers, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing will continue operating its Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) at learning centers at eight of its affordable rental complexes throughout the summer, serving 240 students

Nancy Jenkins of Southern California Edison Joins NBI Board

New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the addition of Nancy Jenkins, manager of DSM Strategy and Compliance at Southern California Edison (SCE), as the newest member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Jenkins is currently responsible for leading development and implementation of the overall strategy for SCE’s energy efficiency, demand response and customer solar program portfolio. Prior to joining the utility, she supported public policy at the California Energy Commission


$2.4 Million in Funding to Expand Construction Training Program to Provide Workforce in Major Infrastructure Projects Including Rehabilitation of City’s Public Housing San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $2.4 million in funding over the next two years to expand CityBuild, San Francisco’s workforce training academy program, with a third training academy that would allow up to 150 trainees to enroll every year

Agencies Hold Two-Day Tribal Government Consultation on Proposition 1 Water Bond

The Proposition 1 water bond is legislation for all California citizens, including Native American Tribal Governments that are eligible grantees for funding under this initiative. This week, several state agencies will host a forum to share information about the $7.45 billion general obligation bond approved by voters last November and designed to improve the state’s water supply, quality and infrastructure.

Mayor Lee Announces New Investments to Improve Quality of Life in City’s Diverse Neighborhoods

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a no-cuts budget proposal for San Francisco Public Works that retains crucial funding for resurfacing the City’s roadways and includes additional money for street cleaning, proactive tree care and new public bathrooms


Mercy Housing and the Providence Foundation are pleased to announce that one of their properties, Bayview Hill Gardens in San Francisco, Calif., has been named the recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) prestigious Housing Award.


At a news conference today, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1 p.m., officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce that Sacramento has received Promise Zone designation,

Torres Presents $300,000 Grant to NPHS to Advance Sustainable Homeownership and Financial Education

Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) and Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) proudly announced the awarding of $293,000 to advance sustainable homeownership and financial education throughout the Inland Empire. The much-needed funding was provided by NeighborWorks® America to NPHS, a congressionally chartered non-profit community development organization dedicated to revitalizing local neighborhoods through homeownership and wealth building.

Mayor Garcetti Launches “Save the Drop” Campaign

Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched a major, citywide water conservation outreach campaign – 'Save the Drop.' With the Mayor's executive directive on water conservation creating strong tools to reduce water use and address the drought, including a $3.75 per square foot rebate for lawn replacement, Mayor Garcetti is now taking the necessary next step to connect Angelenos with those tools through an unprecedented outreach effort


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $4,965,527 Head Start Grant for Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Sonoma County. The funding will be used to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to 552 children and their families at 12 center based sites throughout Sonoma County.

County of San Bernardino is Awarded “Public Partner of the Year” by NAIOP Inland...

Menifee, CA - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County of San Bernardino was recently awarded the honor of “2013 Public Partner of the Year” by NAIOP Inland Empire Chapter as part of its annual REXIE Awards (Real Estate Excellence Inland Empire) program.

NAIOP SoCal Announces 2014 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Costa Mesa, CA - February 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- NAIOP SoCal, the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, announced its 2014 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The 40-person board includes representatives from a diverse array of the commercial real estate industry’s most successful companies

Renovation of 34-unit Apartment Building Offers Low Income Families a Place to Call Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Long Beach today celebrated the grand re-opening of Belwood Arms, a two-story 34-unit complex that will provide affordable, quality housing for residents with low- and very- low incomes. Together with The Long Beach Community Investment Company, formerly known as The Long Beach Housing Development Company, Hunt Capital Partners, LLC, Ashwood Townhomes, Inc. and Davila Properties LLC, the City is proud to open the doors to this new and improved housing development.

CalHFA Program Provides Thousands of Dollars in Down Payment Assistance to Many Educators in...

SACRAMENTO - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) - Many of California’s committed and hardworking educators are eligible for thousands of dollars in down payment assistance for their first home under a California Housing Finance Agency program.

KTGY-designed Mixed-use Student Housing Community Breaks Ground

IRVINE, CA - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning national architecture and planning firm KTGY Group, Inc. and private developer, Hanover Pacific, LLC, announce the ground breaking of a new, mixed-use, 173,000-square-foot graduate student housing community, adjacent to the campus of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), a private, non-profit graduate school for health professions. The four-story mixed-use development located in downtown Pomona, Calif., will provide 306 beds along with approximately 10,000 square feet to be used by WesternU as faculty offices. The 3.6-acre project is a complex public/private partnership with the City of Pomona, the Vehicle Parking District, and Hanover Pacific, along with the support of WesternU. The project is slated to be completed by fall of 2014

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Torres, Poe Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Homeowners Prepare for Natural...

With the 2018 hurricane and wildfire season underway, the Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act would provide homeowners with loans to better plan for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act