JOIN OR RENEW YOUR CAL-ALHFA MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
Last year’s Annual Conference theme was IT’S UP TO US!
This year, our theme is NOW MORE THAN EVER!
State and Federal resources on which we have relied in the past are either depleted or facing drastic reductions. The HUD budget is very likely to be cut to accommodate increased military spending; the state’s efforts to establish a permanent source for affordable housing and increase the State Housing Tax Credit are far from certain; and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, the mainstay of affordable housing finance for the last 30 years, could be rendered irrelevant if the new administration’s tax reform proposals are enacted.
In fact, the biggest bright spot in affordable development last year was the passage local housing bonds throughout the state. These measures will generate a total of more than that $5 billion in funds over a ten year period, and are dedicated to all aspects of affordable housing, including single family and multifamily development, homeless programs, special needs programs and more. Local agencies are also responsible for the preparation of clear and achievable plans for affordable housing development as set forth in local Housing Elements.
Clearly, the action is going to be LOCAL and the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (CAL-ALHFA) is the only statewide association that provides local agencies a place to come together and share their strategies for new affordable housing development and the preservation of existing affordable housing stock.
BY JOINING CAL-ALHFA TODAY YOU WILL BE:
- Supporting the oldest (founded 1989) ongoing local housing finance association in California;
- Participating in statewide and local efforts to:
- increase affordable housing resources; and
- review and revise local planning and zoning regulations;
- Working with other individuals and organizations on common goals and objectives;
- Influencing policy and program initiatives in the California Legislature as well as all major housing programs in California, including the Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, State Department of Housing and Community Development, and the California Housing Finance Agency; and
- Guiding policy affecting such programs as the Veterans Housing and Homeless Program, Supportive Housing Programs, Homeless Prevention and Homeless Housing Development Programs, Affordable Housing and Sustainable Housing Programs, and other new housing program initiatives as they are developed.