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Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills

Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills

by Chris Reed  . The first major votes on a raft of bills meant to address California’s housing crisis could come up for a vote Friday, with the Democrats who control the Legislature eager to demonstrate they know how much extreme housing costs are harming low- and middle-income families. Gov. Jerry Brown has often been critical […]

2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets – WalletHub Study

With home sales recently falling to their lowest level this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets. To determine the most attractive real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared 300 cities across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home sales turnover […]

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

    By George Miller CitizensJournal.us gets scads of press releases from NGO’s, various government agencies, advocacy groups and private companies. We publish most of them, unless they are obvious commercial advertising promotions, advocate unlawful activities, harass people, or impose excessively upon our goodwill. In those cases, we usually simply decline to publish them. But, […]

Habitat for Humanity Awarded $75,000 Grant from Gold Coast Health Plan Just in Time for Oxnard Groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity Awarded $75,000 Grant from Gold Coast Health Plan Just in Time for Oxnard Groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has received a $75,000 grant from Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP). The funds are a significant contribution to the 6-home First and Hayes Development starting later this month in Oxnard. The groundbreaking will take place on August 26th at 9am at 125 N Hayes Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030. Gold […]

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Ventura, CA –The Ventura County Continuum of Care is soliciting applications for programs that offer new or expanded permanent supportive housing for persons who are chronically homeless. Up to $180,000 is available from re-allocated funds and $205,510 is available as part of the permanent supportive bonus. Applications will be competitively ranked and scored by a […]

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council tried to balance complying with new state laws for Accessory Dwelling Units, and local homeowners not fond of change, Tuesday night,  5-30-17 in the midst of an important statewide housing issue. Later in the meeting, they received detailed information on the new, two-year operating budget for the city, […]

Confusion on CA housing market brings flurry of legislation

Confusion on CA housing market brings flurry of legislation

By James Poulos Debate over California’s housing situation ratcheted up amid conflicting data and a flurry of new legislation designed to mitigate high prices and low supply.  Analysts have separated into two camps around Golden State real estate, one more bullish than the other. “Two recent reports — from Fitch Rating, a Wall Street credit […]

California scrambles to pick up housing pace

California scrambles to pick up housing pace

By James Poulos The rush is on to find a way to amp up available housing in California. Amid new reports claiming that housing has become unaffordable across the state, legislators, officials and activists have begun a rush for solutions.  “In its first comprehensive analysis since the year 2000, California’s Department of Housing and Community Development paints […]

Santa Paula Housing Authority: Were Powers Granted Transparently?

Santa Paula Housing Authority: Were Powers Granted Transparently?

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 11 A of the October 3, 2016 Santa Paula Council meeting brought a coalition of speakers claiming a June 16, 2014 resolution directing the Santa Paula Housing Authority (SPHA) to administer the in lieu fees from East Area 1 was irregular and without transparency in that there were no other organizations […]

Santa Paula: Parking, Housing, History at Planning Commission

Santa Paula: Parking, Housing, History at Planning Commission

By Sheryl Hamlin The Agenda of the September 27, 2016 meeting of the Santa Paula Planning Commission was short but instructive of the planning process. The commission is still minus one commissioner due to the death of Commissioner Wacker, although Planning Director Minsk said that the application period has ended with four applicants which the […]