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Housing & Development

AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

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.

Special Interests Dim Opportunity For California To Commit To 100% Clean Electricity

Despite overwhelming support from 76% of its constituents, the California State Assembly deferred a vote on Friday on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what’s best for the Golden State and the will of the people, utility companies and electrical unions succeeded in their last-minute ploy to push the bill to next year’s legislative session

Michael Carroll is CalHFA’s New Director of Multifamily Programs

The California Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Directors announced today that it has unanimously appointed Michael Carroll as CalHFA’s Director of Multifamily Programs.

Two Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty To Bid Rigging In Northern California

Two real estate investors pleaded guilty for their role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Joseph J. Giraudo pleaded guilty to two counts of bid rigging, and Kevin B. Cullinane pleaded guilty to one count of bid rigging.

Bakersfield Leaders Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100% Clean Energy

Union members, faith leaders, city officials, farmers, and environmental groups gathered in Bakersfield to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (De León). SB 100 will ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045.

Fresno Leaders Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100% Clean Energy

Union members, faith leaders, public health champions, city officials, green businesses, and environmental groups gathered in Fresno to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (De León). SB 100 will ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045.

Orange​ ​County​ ​Leaders​ ​Urge​ ​California​ ​Lawmakers​ ​to Pass​ ​SB​ ​100​ ​for​ ​100%​ ​Clean​ ​Energy

Local​ ​supporters,​ ​city​ ​officials,​ ​business​ ​leaders,​ ​and​ ​environmental​ ​groups​ ​gathered​ ​at Cal​ ​State​ ​Fullerton​ ​to​ ​urge​ ​passage​ ​of​ ​Senate​ ​Bill​ ​100​ ​(De​ ​León).​ ​SB​ ​100​ ​will​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​California generates​ ​100%​ ​of​ ​its​ ​electricity​ ​from​ ​clean​ ​energy​ ​sources​ ​by​ ​2045.

San Diego Supporters Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100 Percent Clean...

San Diego supporters representing the faith, environmental, clean tech, business and labor communities gathered today to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (SB 100), which will ensure that California generates 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045. The statewide bill, introduced by California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León, comes two years after San Diego made a legally-binding commitment to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2035.

Attorney General Becerra Responds to Department of Energy Study, Pledges to Protect Clean Energy...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined attorneys general from Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York in issuing the following statement in response to yesterday’s release of the Department of Energy (DOE) study on the U.S. electric grid

Lawsuit Challenges Destructive Delta Tunnels Project in California

A coalition of conservation groups today sued the California Department of Water Resources over its approval of the controversial Delta tunnels project. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court by AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, Save Our Sandhill Cranes and Sierra Club California.

AGUILAR HOSTS VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR FOR INLAND EMPIRE COMMUNITY

Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Veterans Resource Fair at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event provided Inland Empire veterans with resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.

President Signs Rep. Cook’s Legislation to Ensure Fair Housing Benefit for Student Veterans

President Trump has signed HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes language from his Veterans Education Equity Act.
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PALO ALTO HOUSING UNVEILS REVITALIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PALO ALTO

On August 17, 2017, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff, City Council Members, and other local leaders gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of Colorado Park Apartments, an affordable residential rental community developed by Palo Alto Housing (PAH).

Long-Running Clean Water Act Dispute Ends, Duarte Agrees to Pay Civil Fines, Restore Streams...

Bringing to a close several years of litigation, John Duarte and Duarte Nursery Inc. have agreed to pay a large civil penalty and preserve and restore creeks, streams, and wetlands to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act on property located in Tehama County, California, the Justice Department announced today.

Senators Oppose Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States.

California State Parks Seeks Public Input on the Land-Based Concessions at Angel Island State...

California State Parks will hold a public meeting on the future of the land-based concessions located at Angel Island State Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 in Corte Madera. The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive

HUD APPROVES DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALIFORNIA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND MARIN COUNTY LANDLORD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Greenbrae, California. The agreement resolves allegations the owners and their agents discriminated against a female tenant with disabilities who requires an assistance animal.

EPA Renews Permit for Point Loma Plant, Paves Way for Landmark Pure Water Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today renewed(link is external) a special five-year permit for ocean discharges from the City’s Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant that will ensure water quality remains high and give a boost to San Diego’s innovative water recycling program.

Reps. Royce and Moore Introduce Bipartisan GSE Reform Bill to Stabilize Housing Market

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), introduced H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act, legislation requiring the GSEs to increase credit risk transfers (CRT) with the private sector.

Congressman Sherman Introduces Resolution to Preserve the Dream of Homeownership

Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing support for the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions. Reps. Sherman and King were joined by Representatives Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV)

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Michael Carroll is CalHFA’s New Director of Multifamily Programs

The California Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Directors announced today that it has unanimously appointed Michael Carroll as CalHFA’s Director of Multifamily Programs.

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AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

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.