Tax-Exempt Bonds 101 Training

  This session from the Partnership will provide participants an introduction to the basics of using tax-exempt bond financing in affordable housing developments, as well as an overview of California’s competitive allocation process. Topics covered include: What is a tax-exempt bond and why are they used? Deal structure and participants Technical requirements: 50% Test, Good costs vs. Bad costs Process Read More

Comprehensive Affordable Multifamily Retrofits (CAMR) Launch Webinar

Join the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Comprehensive Affordable Multifamily Retrofits (CAMR) program team on June 29th to learn about LADWP’s new whole-building, energy efficiency retrofit program – CAMR. LADWP’s CAMR program helps low-income customers through energy efficiency upgrades and solar PV installations at eligible multifamily properties by working directly with housing providers. CAMR offers Read More

State Budget Round-Up With NPH Policy Director Abram Diaz — Final State Budget Agreement And Assessment For Future Fiscal Years

2022 was a historic year for the California budget, the budget surplus climbed to record highs and was larger than many states’ entire budget. Join us as we discuss how much of the budget was allocated to housing and homelessness priorities, what this means for this fiscal year, and what we can expect for future budget discussions.  In this webinar Read More

Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program Informational Webinar

The Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) program incentivizes and provides technical support for new construction and major retrofits of all-electric low-income affordable housing. BUILD incentives are designed to support market transformation toward building decarbonization and reduce the up-front costs and perceived risk of adopting new technologies. Please join the BUILD Program technical assistance team for an informational webinar on Read More

Toolbox Tuesday: Preserving Affordable Homes in Priority Growth Areas

Join SCAG for a Toolbox Tuesday on Tuesday, May 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss important strategies in preserving housing affordable to lower-income households, particularly within Priority Growth Areas. Priority Growth Areas include job centers and transit priority areas, where transit access and active transportation support achieving the regional greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. Speakers will describe policies, technical Read More

Tackling the Challenge of Producing Deeply Affordable Housing

In San Mateo County, 102,099 renters (13.5% of the county’s total renter population) are Extremely Low Income (with incomes up to 30% of Area Median Income). Of the county’s ELI renter households, 84% are experiencing some degree of rent burden. Not only does the County lack sufficient rental units priced for ELI households, many of these households, particularly people with Read More

Solar 101 Institute, Part II

Part II: Solar PV Implementation Case Studies and Financing Forum  Part II consists of a sample project feasibility analysis and peer share by affordable housing providers who have implemented solar installations, followed by a forum for questions and answers with contacts from California’s affordable housing solar financing programs. Topics of discussion include:  Solar project analysis and feasibility  Installing solar PV Read More

Solar 101 Institute, Part I

Part I: Introduction to Solar PV for Multifamily Affordable Properties Part I focuses on the basics of solar photovoltaics (PV) and breaks down important considerations for the pre-development, installation, and post-installation phases. Topics of discussion include:  Introduction to solar PV and solar benefits System components and system design considerations Tenant solar through Virtual Net Metering (VNEM) PV project timeline and Read More

Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs

Join the PG&E Single Point of Contact (SPOC) service for a roundtable webinar on multifamily incentive programs for existing buildings. They will cover energy efficiency, renewable, and financing opportunities that can be layered to maximize funding for your building upgrades and retrofits. Program representatives will present on the following PG&E territory offerings: Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Low Income Weatherization Program Read More

Fundamentals of Tax Exempt Bonds (Learning Lab)

This event is a Learning Lab on Day 1 of the Housing California 2022 Conference taking place April 4-6, 2022. Tax-exempt bonds are a complex financing tool commonly used by affordable housing developers to build and rehabilitate homes. Recent changes to the bond program have made this resource highly competitive, yet it is still a critical element of many financing Read More