Newsletter: New Study Finds Los Angeles County Needs 551,807 Affordable Homes

Newsletter: New Study Finds Los Angeles County Needs 551,807 Affordable Homes

February 24, 2017 newsletter announcing the initial results of CHPC’s Affordable Housing Outcomes Report for the County of Los Angeles. 


San Francisco Begins Second Phase of RAD Public Housing Initiative

San Francisco Begins Second Phase of RAD Public Housing Initiative

Friday, October 14, 2016 marked a major milestone in San Francisco’s ambitious plan to revitalize its public housing properties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Financing closed on the last of the 14 properties in the second phase of SF RAD on Read More


35,785 Affordable Homes in California At-Risk of Conversion

35,785 Affordable Homes in California At-Risk of Conversion

Each year the California Housing Partnership uses data from our Affordable Housing Preservation Clearinghouse to present an annual summary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) subsidized housing at risk of loss of affordability in California. The following summary is as of April 2016. 


Nonprofit Uses Financing Partnerships to Preserve At-Risk Property Despite Competition

Nonprofit Uses Financing Partnerships to Preserve At-Risk Property Despite Competition

Azusa Apartments is an 88-apartment affordable housing development located in Azusa, California, a Los-Angeles area suburb. The property was built in 1971, subsidized by a U.S. HUD Section 236 loan. After the loan reached the end of its 40-year term in 2012, Community HousingWorks stepped in to preserve the development … 


Preserving a Historic Hotel with Innovative Financing and the Partial Transfer of a Section 8 Contract

Preserving a Historic Hotel with Innovative Financing and the Partial Transfer of a Section 8 Contract

In February 2015, Christian Church Homes (CCH) celebrated the grand re-opening of the Lorenz Senior Apartments in Redding, California after a major rehabilitation. A historic hotel that had been converted to senior housing, the Lorenz was in need of structural upgrades and repairs and improvements …


Mutual Housing California Achieves Zero Net Energy in Woodland

Mutual Housing California Achieves Zero Net Energy in Woodland

When Mutual Housing at Spring Lake opened its doors, the 62-unit apartment development became the first multifamily affordable rental development in the nation to receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes certification. Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings produce as much energy as they use… 


University Avenue Homes: A Critical Resource in Need of TLC

University Avenue Homes: A Critical Resource in Need of TLC

UA Homes is one of many aging SRO properties in California that provide an important affordable housing resource for low‐income people who would otherwise be homeless. However, at nearly 90 years of age and with complicated layers of restrictive financing, UA Homes badly needed a major physical and financial rehabilitation. Read More


Garfield Park Village Pioneers SPRAC for Unassisted Section 202 Properties

Garfield Park Village Pioneers SPRAC for Unassisted Section 202 Properties

Located in Santa Cruz, California, and owned and managed by Christian Church Homes (CCH), Garfield Park Village is an affordable senior apartment complex developed in 1964 with a HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Subsidized Mortgage. In Dec 2013, Garfield Park became one of the first Section 202 Read More


HUD Preservation Round Two: Ensuring	the Long-term Financial, Physical, and Environmental	 Sustainability of a LIHPRA Property

HUD Preservation Round Two: Ensuring the Long-term Financial, Physical, and Environmental Sustainability of a LIHPRA Property

Los Robles Apartments is a 76-unit, multifamily, affordable development located in the city of Vista in San Diego County. The property was built in 1974 using a (HUD) Section 236 subsidized mortgage. By 1996, the for-profit owner of Los Robles was considering converting the development to market-rate. Community Housing Works Read More


SAHA Creates a Model for Achieving Verified Energy Savings

SAHA Creates a Model for Achieving Verified Energy Savings

Berkeley-based nonprofit affordable housing owner Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) is using sophisticated tools to track energy and water performance at Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, leading to clearly quantifiable energy savings.  These results can lead to improvements not only in the operations of the property but also in how future energy Read More