Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Our February 2014 Events Calendar

A publication of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
February 5, 2014 
Upcoming events and announcements from the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
Our February Workshop:
Insurance and Risk Management Tool Box

12:00 NOON to 2:00 PM

(location is tentative scheduled at the) 
Fair Oaks Renaissance Plaza Community Room
649 Fair Oaks Avenue #203, Pasadena, CA.


Peter Barker, President at Barker Management, Inc.
Robyn Grandy, Principal at Arroyo Insurance Services, Inc. 


This workshop is a "nuts and bolts" roundtable discussion on the fundamental knowledge of insurance, risk management as well as asset and site protection from the Property Manager's perspective. Asset Managers and Chief Financial Officers are often tasked with protecting property, the Partnership and the Limited Partners.

We will discuss the risks created by the organization's fiduciary responsibility as managing general partner in these areas, and best practices to help manage such risk. An unfortunate failure here could endanger the good work of the organization, its residents and the community at large. "Set and forget" is a dangerous recipe for today's litigious environment and this workshop will provide tools to understand the allocation of risk specific to the operation of apartment sites, as well as mixed use properties.

This will be a roundtable discussion on best practices and strategies in risk management with examples from the panel.

Topics will include:

* Striking the balance - life safety and asset protection;
* Risk management related to the organization's philosophy
    and mission statement;
* General risk awareness and management specific to
    property management;
* Common sources of claims;
* Hazard indicators and responses;
* Preventing and mitigating the claim;
* Preparing for and handling catastrophic events;
* General resident services risk management;
* General contractual risk transfer principles.  

This event includes lunch.

There will be a small fee of $20 for SCANPH members and $30 for non-SCANPH members to help cover food, drinks, and other workshop costs.



Our February Webinar: Guide To
Equitable Transit Oriented Development


Join us for our February 2014 webinar as we present T.R.U.S.T. South LA, a Community Land Trust, and Abode Communities, all affordable housing developer and architects, who will present their experiences in working with Rolland Curtis Gardens tenants and surrounding community to preserve affordable housing and plan for equitable Transit Oriented Development adjacent to the Expo Line.

In 2012, after a 15 month tenant-led campaign to prevent displacement of long-term residents, the partner organizations purchased Rolland Curtis Gardens, a 2.3 acre site in South Central Los Angeles, in a neighborhood with new light-rail infrastructure, local demand for university student housing, and intense real estate speculation.

In 2013, they conducted a three-month-long participatory visioning process that resulted in the design of a 140-unit mixed-use development which integrates affordable housing, community-serving commercial, open space, and active transportation resources.

In this webinar, the organizations will present the resulting Guide to Community-Driven Transit Oriented Development Planning, and share lessons learned about creating effective collaborations between organizers, architects, developers, and community residents.

Our March 11th
Workshop Update                                      

We're still putting the final touches in planning our March 11, 2014 workshop. TCAC is requiring significant increases in Energy Efficiency and Renewables this year to comply with the new state building code for residential projects. Higher efficiency targets means more complex projects, tighter budgets, and an increased emphasis on integrated design.

Come learn the tools and tricks that successful design teams are using to succeed in this new environment. This will be an interactive workshop with hands-on group activities and role-playing exercises that give you a front row seat in how to turn these challenges into opportunities!

Stay tuned for the official announcement...
In This Issue
Our February Workshop
Our February Webinar



The SCANPH By-laws requires a general meeting of the membership to elect the newest Board of Directors. Please click here for the meeting notice for this Members' meeting.

This requirement has become a great opportunity to check-in with old colleagues, meet new ones, and get inspired to tackle the workload ahead of us.

Thursday, January 23
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location TBA

Register here.

SCANPH is a membership organization.

If you are a member, please plan to renew your membership for 2014.

You can renew your SCANPH membership by giving us a call at 213.480.1249 or visit our membership renewal web page here



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