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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 ...
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    By Ebone Monet California Black Media  African American developers across California are worried about a rule change the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is considering.  The regulation proposes a new requirement that developers have more experience before becoming eligible for contracts awarded from a $4 billion fund set up to construct housing ...
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    The City of Long Beach, in partnership with its nonprofit affiliate, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), and development partner AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc. (AMCAL), recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Las Ventanas, a 102-unit affordable housing development in midtown Long Beach. “Las Ventanas is the third affordable housing development to begin construction in 2019 and ...
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    The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and LINC Housing Corporation (LINC), celebrated the groundbreaking of The Spark at Midtown (The Spark), a 95-unit affordable housing development in Midtown Long Beach. “Long Beach’s efforts to address and expand affordable housing opportunities across all parts of the City ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since starting 17  years ago, the nonprofit Time For Change has broadened its scope to help more women and children escape deep cycles of poverty. So far, the organization has trained and empowered 1,200 women to independence, and reunited 282 children out of foster care with their moms. Vanessa Perez, who started ...