A publication of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
February 28, 2014
Upcoming events and announcements from the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
Our March Workshop: Sustainable Design Slam!
FRIDAY, MARCH 7 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
California Community Foundation 281 S. Figueroa - Palevsky Center Los Angeles, CA 90012
Judi Schweitzer, Chief Sustainability Advisor for S+A Associates Javier Mariscal, Southern California Edison
Join SCANPH and our member Promise Energy, who will facilitate an engaging, fast-paced workshop where participants form collaborative teams to design a building that will meet the new code requirements.
Get Hands On! Think Outside the Box! Recharge Your Creativity!
Projects submitted to TCAC for 2nd round this year will require significant increases in Energy Efficiency and Renewables. Higher efficiency targets means more complex projects, tighter budgets, and an increased emphasis on integrated design. Come learn tools and tricks you can use to succeed in this new environment.
We've invited master designer Judi Schweitzer as a special guest speaker. In her role as Chief Sustainability Advisor for S+A Associates, Judi has been appointed by two Governors to the state's Green Building Code Advisory Committee. She helped the Public Utilities Commission shape California's Big Bold Goals for Energy Efficiency, and she's currently working on a Zero Net Energy Multifamily Pilot Program with So-Cal Edison.
The March workshop will help you make sense of the new code, and highlight best practices for collaborative design.
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.
Join us for our March 2014 Webinar, "How California's Housing Market Is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low Income Families."
The California Housing Partnership Corporation released a report that shows California's private housing market is not providing an adequate number of homes affordable to low-- and moderate--income households and calls on California's legislators to take immediate action to meet the housing needs of California's lowest income residents.
Contrary to common belief, the study "How California's Housing Market Is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low Income Families," finds that the housing bubble burst and the ensuing foreclosure crisis have not made housing more affordable to lower-income households. In fact, rents were higher in 2012 than they were at the height of the housing boom in 2006 in nearly all metro areas. One million low-income households in California do not have access to an affordable home, and not one county or legislative district in the state has an adequate supply of homes affordable to extremely low-income households, those earning 30 percent or less of their metro area's median household income. More than fifty percent of extremely low-income households are elderly or disabled and living on a fixed income.
In the past five years, 79 percent of state and federal investment in affordable homes has disappeared. The elimination of Redevelopment funding in 2012 and the exhaustion of state housing bonds funded by Propositions 46 and 1C, has meant the loss of more than $1 billion per year in state investment that is critical to spur the production and preservation of affordable homes. Combined with reductions in federal funds, investment in affordable homes in California has been reduced by more than $1.5 billion annually.
Join us for this important webinar to find out how our housing market has failed low income families in California and what policies we need to put into place to respond.