LIWP 2020 Case Study: Florence Avenue Villas, Century Housing

LIWP works to leverage incentive programs and deliver deeper savings for residents and property owner at Florence Avenue Villas 


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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Five Years of Investments | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 5

The past year has underscored the urgency of many of the goals that guide the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. To date, AHSC has invested more than $1.6 billion in 127 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas Read More


Rolland Curtis Gardens Case Study

Abode Communities Opens Rolland Curtis Gardens after 10-Year-Battle

On November 7, 2019, Abode Communities celebrated the grand opening of Rolland Curtis Gardens, marking a tremendous victory for residents and affordable housing advocates, and providing a fitting capstone to a fifteen-year battle against displacement of its low-income residents.


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Creating Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities: How AHSC Addresses California’s Most Pressing Challenges | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 4

The State of California created the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (AHSC) in 2014 in recognition of the critical role that housing and transportation play furthering the State’s climate goals.


Poway Villas: A Winning Formula for Preservation

Poway Villas is a 60-apartment, 100% Section 8 community in the City of Poway, California. The 40-year-old property was preserved by San Diego-based Community Housing Works (CHW). Poway Villas is an example of how to successfully layer Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC’s) with Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More


Juniper Gardens: Wakeland Housing Uses New CalHFA Program to Preserve 40 Affordable Homes in San Diego

San Diego-based Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation purchased Juniper Gardens, a 40-apartment Section 8 community in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, in March 2012 with the goal to refinance and recapitalize the property in order to ensure its long-term affordability. Wakeland Housing took advantage of the CalHFA new Read More


Sunny Meadows: MidPen Housing Preserves 200 Affordable Homes in Santa Cruz County

On August 16, MidPen Housing Corporation celebrated the renovation of Sunny Meadows, a 200-unit, two-story, garden-style affordable apartment complex in the city of Watsonville. With 22 buildings spanning 14 acres, Sunny Meadows is one of the largest apartment complexes in Santa Cruz County and an important fixture in the Watsonville Read More


Preservation through Stewardship: The Story of EAH Housing and Shelter Hill in Mill Valley, CA

In 1975, EAH Housing and Interfaith Housing Foundation (IHF) joined forces to build Shelter Hill, a 75‐unit family development made possible by the city of Mill Valley’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance. This case study highlights the critical stewardship role that one large nonprofit housing organization took on to help a smaller Read More


Erna P. Harris Court: Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless in Berkeley “Goes Green”

In 1991, Berkeley-based Resources for Community Development (RCD) first began working on Erna P. Harris Court in Berkeley to transform the 1950’s-era motel into 35 units of affordable, supportive housing for homeless and disabled adults. By 2008, through advancements in green building, RCD was able to rehabilitate the property using Read More


Mercy’s Boulevard Court Apartments: Transformation from Roadside Motel to Supportive Housing for the Homeless

On October 6, Mercy Housing California and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) celebrated the grand re-opening of the Boulevard Court Apartments in Sacramento. This partnership succeeded in transforming a once blighted motel into 75 units of permanently affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals with disabilities.