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Homebuyers Can Now Use Income from ADUs to Help Qualify for CalHFA First Mortgages

The California Housing Finance Agency has revised its guidelines so first-time homebuyers may apply rental income from an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) toward loan qualification. This update follows the guidelines of Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Administration and will take effect on May 1, 2017

Rep. Susan Davis: Earth Day takes on new significance with Environmental Protections Being Rolled...

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, released the following statement for Earth Day 2017.

DWR Update on Oroville Spillway Repair Activities

The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on construction-related activities on the Oroville Spillway Recovery project. DWR is committed to informing the surrounding communities and the general public about the work being done to repair the damaged spillway and related impacts to roads, recreation, public access and surrounding infrastructure.

Northern California Real Estate Investor Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury convicted real estate investor Glenn Guillory for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions held in Contra Costa County, California, the Department of Justice announced today

Attorney General Becerra Intervenes in Lawsuit To Defend Energy Efficiency Standards

Building on his recent actions to protect federal energy efficiency standards, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with the California Energy Commission and six Attorneys General, filed a motion late yesterday to intervene in a lawsuit in order to defend energy saving light bulb regulations. In March, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging energy efficiency regulations for lamps (light bulbs).

Pelosi Remarks at Hunters View Community Commemoration Ceremony

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen and community leaders to honor the newly opened Hunters View Community Housing. Below is a transcript of the Leader’s remarks

Valadao Releases Statement on Updated Water Allocation

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an update to the 2017 water allocation for San Joaquin Valley agricultural service contractors who receive water through the Central Valley Project (CVP).

Congressman Sherman Introduces Legislation to Provide Consumer Protections to Homeowners that ‘Go Green’

Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in introducing legislation to increase transparency for homeowners who take out loans to make environmentally-focused home improvements

DWR Awards Contract for Oroville Spillways Repair

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today awarded a contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., for repair work on Oroville Dam’s spillways. Repairs are scheduled to begin immediately to have the system operational by November 1, the traditional start of the winter rainy season.

California Twice Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Operating Fake Law Firms That Promised...

An Orange County, California man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 109 months in prison including the last 12 months in a halfway house for his role as the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme that posed as a successful law firm, the Justice Department announced.

Federal Court Permanently Bars California Man From Preparing Property Appraisals

A federal court in Helena, Montana permanently barred Ron Broyles of San Rafael, California from preparing - or assisting others in preparing - any property appraisal that will be used in connection with federal taxes, the Justice Department announced. Based upon evidence the government submitted to the Court in support of a request to bar Broyles, the Court found that Broyles assisted in the organization of a timeshare donation scheme, directly participated in and promoted that scheme, which resulted in timeshare owners claiming improper federal tax deductions for donating their timeshares

Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Bipartisan Repeatedly Flooded Properties Insurance Reform Introduced

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. The bill aims to limit the financial resources expended by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on claims for properties flooded multiple times

Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective."

AGUILAR RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S PLAN TO SLASH FUNDS SUPPORTING SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RESIDENTS

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program

NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

RANKING MEMBER NAPOLITANO CALLS FOR RENEWED FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, called for renewed federal commitment to water-related infrastructure at the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress

Pelosi Statement on Civil Engineers’ D+ Grade for American Infrastructure

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the quadrennial American Infrastructure Report Card, which scores a D+ for our nation’s infrastructure.

LaMalfa and Garamendi Introduce Legislation to Facilitate Funding of Sites Reservoir

Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1. The bill also authorizes the federal government to be involved in construction of the project should it be found feasible and is an innovative new way for the federal government to participate in a locally controlled project

Garamendi Meets with Levee Stakeholders, Local Farmers, and Tours Emergency Levee Repairs

Over the course of five meetings on March 3rd, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Yuba City, Fairfield, Davis, CA) met with a number of local leaders and farmers focused on the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, its impact on farmers, job training programs, and affordable housing

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CalHFA Contributes Vital Funds to Complete Ocean View Rehabilitation

A collaboration between the California Housing Finance Agency, local and federal partners, nonprofit developer BRIDGE Housing Corporation and other contributors has resulted in a sparkling renovation of Ocean View Senior Apartments in the Bay Area community of Pacifica

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Homebuyers Can Now Use Income from ADUs to Help Qualify for...

The California Housing Finance Agency has revised its guidelines so first-time homebuyers may apply rental income from an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) toward loan qualification. This update follows the guidelines of Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Administration and will take effect on May 1, 2017