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    About 700 community and business leaders donated more than $1.125 million to provide free after-school programs to children as part of the 2023 An Evening of Hope gala hosted recently by National CORE, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit developers of affordable housing. All funds will benefit the Hope through Housing Foundation’s Building Bright Futures initiative, which ...
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    Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a total of $4,000,000 in federal funding he secured to support sustainable affordable housing and supportive services in San Bernardino. Aguilar secured $1,000,000 for the Sustainable Communities Catalyst Project—a program designed to create and preserve affordable housing while revitalizing local neighborhoods. This funding will help transform vacant lots into energy efficient ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Back and forth litigation in the City of Huntington Beach has advocates pressuring the city into compliance to provide more affordable housing units, or risk triggering costly penalties and fines for violating the state’s Housing Element law. Following the state’s lawsuit against the city earlier this year, the city attorney filed its ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Bucking the system may cost more in the long run for Huntington Beach, which is now fighting for an ordinance against developing more affordable housing, and putting the city in line for potential fines or a lawsuit from the state. So far, the city has received two letters, one from Attorney General ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At a time when affordable housing is out of reach for most communities of color, the Inland Empire and San Bernardino can expect new spacious factory-built single-family homes along with Accessory Dwelling Units that won’t break the bank. Through the Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services LLC project, the company will use its own ...
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    Habitat for Humanity By Dianne Anderson Those who think they can’t afford a house right now might want to think again. Habitat for Humanity L.A. recently finished its 10-home development, “Millennium Homes” on 14th Street between Pine and Pacific Ave., with new families set to move in by year’s end. Next up, Dinesa Thomas-Whitman said ...
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    Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $24,142,000 in federal American Rescue Plan funding will be used in the City of Redland’s $30 million project to turn the Good Nite Inn into 98 affordable homes with case management services. The federal funding supports California’s Homekey Program, which works to promote safe and sustainable affordable home communities and ensure ...
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    Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Affordable Housing Resident Services Act, legislation that secures funding for affordable housing properties to provide supportive services for their residents. “The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the lack of supportive services for low-income families in affordable housing,” Rep. Aguilar said. “While the federal government continues to invest in building ...
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    By Charlene Crowell On May 26, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge toured Kansas City, Missouri to highlight how President Biden’s American Jobs Plan will address the nation’s affordable housing crisis and revitalize our nation’s housing infrastructure. It is highly likely that many renters would prefer to own their own homes; but ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In these tight money times, two of the biggest hurdles for first-time homebuyers are qualifying for financing, and getting enough money to start the home-buying process. Felicia Brown-Smith said the local Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire (NHSIE) helps with both. Their nonprofit is paving the way to close the wealth ...