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Two Real Estate Investors Sentenced For Rigging Bids at Northern California Public Foreclosure Auctions

Two real estate investors were sentenced yesterday for their role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Gregory Casorso and Javier Sanchez were charged on Nov. 19, 2014, in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California.

REP. AMI BERA LEADS DISCUSSION ON JOBS, EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH SMUD DIRECTOR JASON...

Rep. Ami Bera (D–CA) welcomed Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Director Jason McAlister to Washington last week to help lead a discussion with Members of Congress on jobs, education, and vocational training. As the Co-Chair of the Access to Jobs Task Force, Rep. Bera invited Director McAlister to share his expertise leading SMUD’s premier training program.

California Resident Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Using Stolen IDs of...

A California resident was sentenced to 54 months in prison today for conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California

USDA Offers Support to People and Communities Affected by California Wildfires

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced today that USDA is making resources available to help rural people and communities recover from the effects of California wildfires.

More than 30,000 Americans Call on Secretary Perry to Stop Blocking Clean Energy

Today, Environment America delivered a message from 33,923 supporters in all 50 states urging Energy Secretary Rick Perry to back off on his proposals to get the federal government to intervene on behalf of old, dirty energy sources at the expense of cleaner, more affordable clean energy options

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to wildfires.

Real Estate Investor Indicted for Bid Rigging in Eastern District Of California

A federal grand jury in Sacramento returned an indictment yesterday charging a California real estate investor with bid rigging at public real estate foreclosure auctions, the Department of Justice announced.

Rep. Valadao Announces $29 Million for CA-21

U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced California’s Twenty First Congressional District has received nearly $29 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to increase the supply of affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and expand economic opportunity for families throughout California’s Central Valley.

Mayor Faulconer Announces Safe Parking Program for Homeless Individuals & Families Living Out of...

Program Run by Nonprofits is Being Expanded to Accommodate More Vehicles, Hundreds More People in Two LocationsSan Diego – As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes

Rep. Royce Discusses Federal Housing Reforms with HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Secretary Ben Carson  on federal housing reforms including his legislation, H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing.

McCormick Construction Announces Groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center Multifamily Development

McCormick Construction, in conjunction with developer, Evolution Strategic Partners, has announced the groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center, a 277-unit luxury residential multifamily development. The 426,000-square-foot, transit-oriented development is located at 6606 N. Variel Ave. in the heart of the Warner Center neighborhood. Construction cost is estimated at nearly $60 million.

CalHFA Increases Access to Manufactured Home Loans

The California Housing Finance Agency has released new guidelines for lending on manufactured homes that will increase access to housing for low- and moderate-income homebuyers who use a CalHFA mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration
California Governor Jerry Brown

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS HISTORIC HOUSING PACKAGE

Mercy Housing California is honored to celebrate with our partners and legislative leaders a hard-fought victory for the future of affordable housing and healthy communities. Signing into law a package of 15 bills, Governor Jerry Brown gave the final approval to tackle the state’s affordability crisis through a two-pronged approach

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. San Diego Relocation Guide

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.

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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