Upcoming events

    • April 07, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online at

    The 1115 Medicaid Waiver: Benefits for Residents and Developers of Supportive and Senior Housing

    Join us for our special April 2015 Webinar: The 1115 Medicaid Waiver: Benefits for Residents and Developers of Supportive and Senior Housing

    TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM ONLINE

    California is in the process of drafting a set of proposals to permit some medicaid funding to be used for supportive services and even rental subsidies for supportive housing for Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are high-cost homeless people and/or seniors who would otherwise be living in nursing facilities. Over the next half of a year, this “1115 Medicaid Waiver” may result in significant changes to Medi-Cal’s response to housing instability.

    Sharon Rapport, Associate Director, California Policy, CSH, will provide an overview of the State’s proposals, discuss the Waiver process, and answer questions around potential impact. Doug Shoemaker, President of Mercy Housing California, will speak to the potential effects of the waiver for seniors living in affordable developments.

    Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Waiver proposal, the process for securing the waiver (and the possible challenges that will arise), and instructions as to what you can do to help make it a reality.

    This will be followed by Q & A.

    • April 09, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Pasadena Community Development, 2nd Floor Community Room, 649 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103

    Our April Workshop: Management Liability – Directors & Officers, Employment Practices – Are you protected?

    Arroyo Insurance Services presents a panel discussion on Management Liability for nonprofit organizations.  The workshop will include an overview of both Directors & Officers and Employment Practices Liability protection and what it is intended to cover.  Claims and litigation are on the rise in this arena, are frequent and costly, and the insurance marketplace is becoming less favorable for employers by narrowing coverage terms in response to claim trends.

    The panel will include a Labor Attorney, an Insurance Professional and an Employer Representative.  Best practices and practical tips to avoid allegations and claims will be discussed, as will real world examples of HR practices.  Other specific discussion will center around wage and hour allegations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation or failure to provide reasonable accommodation.

    Attendees of the workshop will walk away with a greater understanding of how to protect their board of directors, corporate officers, employees, volunteers and the organization as a whole.


    Insurance Professional: Bruce Newsom, President, Arroyo Insurance Services – Pasadena

    Labor Attorney: Charles Goldstein, Senior Partner, The Goldstein Law Firm

    Employer: Sarah Letts, Executive Director, Community Corporation of Santa Monica

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Pasadena Community Development
    2nd Floor Community Room
    649 North Fair Oaks Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    • April 15, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
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    Our April 2015 Brownbag: How to Get the Most out of In-Person Meeting with Public Officials and Staff

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    11:00 AM until 12:30 PM

    California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

    Do you want to be part of how change happens? Are you passionate about affordable homes and ending homelessness and willing to speak up about it?

    SCANPH would like to invite our members' and all housing advocates to attend our "How to Get the Most out of In-Person Meetings with Public Officials and Staff" training.

    There are times when all of us will need to convey critical policy messages to decision makers. In order to make all of our members and advocates comfortable and effective in this process, this training will teach you how to effectively communicate policy messages and get more results from your meetings with both elected and appointed public officials.
    This workshop will focus on the initial approach with the elected official or staff member and how to seat oneself – literally and metaphorically – at the table with key decision making staff. Topics will include:

    • The role of “meetings” in influencing decisions and building relationships

    • How to make your meetings with officials more strategically significant

    • “Before,” “during” and “after” phases of maximizing impact of your meetings with government officials and staff
      • Maintaining and sustaining the value of meetings with public officials and staff

    Molly Rysman, Office of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

    Daisy Ma, Office of Assembly Chair Housing and Community Development Committee, Ed Chau

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Not a member? Become a member here and enjoy the SCANPH members' discounts and free events.   
    • May 06, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mrs. Fish 448 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Celebrate Our Bright Lights
    Please join with the Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH) as we look forward to the opportunities in our industry and celebrating our 2015 Bright Lights Nominees and Winners!
    See you there!

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

    Mrs Fish, 448 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 (map)

    Platinum Level Sponsor


      Photographs from the 2014 Bright Lights Celebration (link)

    • May 14, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Beswick Senior Apartments - Community Room, 3553 Beswick Street. Los Angeles, CA 90023
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    NOTE: The date of this event has been changed due to schedule conflicts.

    Our May 2015 Brownbag: From Exterior to Interior

    Working with a Professional Interior Design Firm to Save Time and Money While Building Community with a Team of Professionals

    Oftentimes a design firm is instrumental in keeping General Contractors on schedule, on budget, and save you from costly mistakes in the field. It is advantageous to bring in a design firm early on with the architects and property management teams to encompass a cohesive Community from the Exterior to the Interior.

    You will also be taught how a design firm will select the proper finishes and furnishings for high risk, special needs populations: use fabulous-looking LVP flooring that looks like real wood to warm up the space at a fraction of the cost of tile; add architectural details and lighting that you thought you didn’t have in the budget but found it really didn’t cost as much as you thought; apply fun, fresh paint colors and accent walls to liven up the space; hang art work to give the space personality to feel at home.

    Be pleasantly surprised after working with a professional Interior Design firm when you show up at the job after all of the finishes, architectural details, lighting, furnishings, art work, accessories, and faux plants are installed per the plans, and on time for your Grand opening date.  You will say to yourself – or maybe even out loud – “Wow, this was such an easy and affordable process and it looks fabulous!”

    Lunch will be provided by JAG Interiors

    Beswick Senior Apartments, Community Room
    3553 Beswick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

    Thursday, May 25, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Not a member? Become a member here and enjoy the SCANPH members' discounts and free events.

    • June 10, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • LA County Community Development Commission Board Room, 700 West Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
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    Our June 2015 Workshop: Stepping Thru Multi-Family Housing - An Overview of ADA Standards

    Multi-family housing is one of the more complex building types. Depending on when the facility was built and where the funds come from and who oversees the project, you can have a multitude of different regulations. In an overview and a scoping sense we will review the ADA Standards, the FHA, UFAS, and California Building Codes both 11A and 11B and compare the requirements for each. We will also touch upon alterations and transition plans and how this affects different types of multi-family housing projects.


    • Understand overall jurisdictions that have requirements for multi-family housing projects
    • Review differences in the scoping between the different agencies
    • Learn about some of the different dwelling unit requirements dependent upon the regulations
    • Overview approaches for new construction versus existing as well as alterations

    Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving all who are involved with access in the built environment, whether in private practice or the public sector. Founded in 2009 and based in Long Beach, CA, Stepping Thru Accessibility (STA) consults with Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Property Managers, Attorneys and Tenants, assisting them to navigate their way thru accessibility issues with both the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADAS) and the California Building Codes (CBC). These laws created a greater need for interpretation and understanding, as well as information on Accessibility throughout the built environment.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    LA County Community Development Commission, Board Room

    700 West Main Street

    Alhambra, CA 91801

Past events

March 24, 2015 Homeless Children in LA County: Who They Are, What Tools Are Available To House Them, and What More Is Needed
March 23, 2015 Challenges for Politically Engaged 501(c)(3)s: What is Permitted/Prohibited?
March 20, 2015 Coalition for a Just LA Convening in Support of Policies to Make the County more Safe, Healthy & Equitable
March 10, 2015 Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) Program NOFA Application Workshop
March 05, 2015 New Housing Grants for Broadband Connectivity and Training Workshop
March 04, 2015 Southern California TCAC and CDLAC Inland Empire Regional Meeting
March 04, 2015 Southern California TCAC and CDLAC Ventura County Regional Meeting
February 25, 2015 Food Justice! A Roundtable Discussion Among Experts and Developers
February 23, 2015 Update on Recent Immigration Policies: Training for Nonprofits by the California Immigrant Policy Center
February 12, 2015 Southern California TCAC and CDLAC Los Angeles Regional Meeting
January 27, 2015 January 27, 2015 Webinar: Affirmative Marketing Of Accessible Units
January 21, 2015 Lessons In Succession Planning For Nonprofits
December 03, 2014 Annual SCANPH Membership Meeting & Mixer
October 29, 2014 Candidates' Forum: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's District 3 on "Healthy, Safe and Equitable Neighborhoods" Registration IS CLOSED PLEASE REGISTER ON SITE
October 09, 2014 26th Annual SCANPH Housing Conference
August 05, 2014 Exploring the Intersection Among Design, Supportive Services and Property Management in Permanent Supportive Housing
July 29, 2014 Utilizing No-Cost / Low-Cost Utility Efficiency Programs to Improve Water and Energy Performance in Existing Buildings
June 24, 2014 An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County
June 19, 2014 SCANPH Property & Asset Management Working Group Meeting
June 10, 2014 TCAC Busy Season Debrief: An Interactive Workshop on Key Audit and Tax Issues and Lessons Learned
May 29, 2014 LA CDC Architect's Forum
May 28, 2014 Forum on Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 3 “Healthy, Safe and Equitable Neighborhoods”
May 20, 2014 May 2014 Webinar: Voter Attitudes Toward Taxes and Reform of Proposition 13
May 20, 2014 Sign Up For Proposition 41 Phone Banks
May 09, 2014 ADA and Fair Housing Conference
May 07, 2014 Celebrate Our Bright Lights
April 04, 2014 MASH Workshop
March 18, 2014 March 2014 Webinar: How California’s Housing Market Is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low Income Families
March 07, 2014 Our March 2014 Workshop: Sustainable Design Slam!
February 27, 2014 Insurance and Risk Management Tool Box
February 19, 2014 February 2014 Webinar: Guide to Equitable Transit Oriented Development
January 30, 2014 January 2014 Webinar: Getting Home, Outcomes from Housing High Cost Homeless Hospital Patients
January 29, 2014 January 2014 Brownbag: Government Backed Financing in a Post Redevelopment World
January 23, 2014 2014 Annual SCANPH Membership Meeting & Mixer
November 22, 2013 Affordable Housing & Healthcare Reform Workshop
November 01, 2013 25th Annual Housing Conference
October 31, 2013 Promise Energy Hairy Charity to benefit SCANPH
August 28, 2013 SCANPH Webinar: How to Register Online for the 2013 Conference
August 14, 2013 Building to a Higher Standard: Navigating the New Efficiency Requirements for Affordable Housing
June 24, 2013 SCANPH Home & Jobs SB 391 Postcard Campaign
June 19, 2013 SCANPH & Kennedy Commission Special Meeting
May 30, 2013 Silver Linings: Our Night To Shine!
March 28, 2013 Assessing Capital Needs / Planning Capital Improvements
February 21, 2013 2013 Annual SCANPH Membership Meeting & Mixer
January 01, 2013 SB 391: Legislator Outreach Campaign
November 29, 2012 SCANPH Welcome Reception and Holiday Kick Off Party!
October 04, 2012 Mayoral Housing Transportation & Jobs Summit
September 28, 2012 24th Annual Housing Conference
September 19, 2012 California Homes and Jobs Act Campaign Strategy Training
July 26, 2012 Paul Zimmerman Celebration Party
July 16, 2012 Kelly Boyer Farewell Party
June 07, 2012 2012 Property and Asset Management Working Group Mixer
May 08, 2012 SCANPH 2012 Lenders and Investors Forum
April 03, 2012 Advocates Training for SB 1220
March 07, 2012 Cathy Creswell Celebration Party
February 02, 2012 2012 Annual SCANPH Membership Meeting & Mixer
December 13, 2011 SCANPH Presents: Understanding Consolidated Financial Statements
October 14, 2011 23rd Annual Housing Conference
April 02, 2009 2009 Green Bag On-Site: Tour of Hart Village

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