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March 2017

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Executive Director's Message

Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production of housing. These include local and national economic and job market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of funding and subsidies needed to support housing that low- and moderate-income families can afford.

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Notice of Funding Availability for $6.2 million in grants for technical assistance. These funds will help counties — and the cities and developers they partner with — start developing their programming.

On the Record

On the Record

Mayors and council members describe the biggest change in their city in the past decade.

Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive services on-site.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Fairfield Reverses Crime and Neglect in Parkway Gardens

Fairfield Reverses Crime and Neglect in Parkway Gardens

The city took legal action to help property owners effect change and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other problems that plagued the complex.