Upcoming events

    • May 28, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online at
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    An Innovative Model for Using Land-Use Tools to Finance 100% Affordable Developments and Incentivize Affordable Homes in Market-Rate Developments

    THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
    12:00 PM online

    In 2010, the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) partnered with Public Counsel to engage in a planning process for the Cornfields Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP), an industrial area that the City was moving to convert to a compact, livable, walkable mixed-use, public transit-focused neighborhood adjacent to Chinatown and Lincoln Heights in the City of Los Angeles. A coalition of groups came together to encourage the LA City Council to adopt the CASP - and with its adoption December 2012 came some very innovative mechanisms for building affordable housing in the area.

    The webinar will give an overview of the CASP with an emphasis on the land-use tools intended to develop affordable housing in what is now the nation’s first LEED certified Neighborhood Plan:
    • Value Capture strategies to incentivize the inclusion of affordable units.
    • Innovative financing of 100% affordable housing projects using FAR, ROI, and BR
    • No parking minimums or maximums (NO PARKING REQUIREMENTS)
    CASP is a landmark development in affordable housing that should be a blueprint for new transit-oriented development. The LA Times named CASP as “a model for Los Angeles,” and SCANPH awarded SEACA and Public Counsel Advocate of the Year in 2014.

    Tune in for an hour with Sissy Trinh (SEACA) and Shashi Hanuman (Public Counsel) to learn how affordable developers can use the tools in the CASP to fund projects there and how other localities and neighborhoods can ensure that core transit riders can live near transit.

    • June 04, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.
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    Housing the Reentry Population

    The Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH), Enterprise Community Partners, and the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) are hosting a training and information symposium to introduce affordable housing developers, operators and service providers to the unique needs of the reentry population; examine the role affordable housing developers can play in supporting these needs; explore how funding sources potentially available through criminal justice legislation (AB 109, Prop. 47) can finance these projects.

    What is Reentry? What is Realignment?

    “Reentry” is the process that formerly incarcerated people go through when they end incarceration and begin to reintegrate into their communities    

    "Realignment" transfers the responsibility of incarcerating and supervising low level inmates and parolees from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to the county level. Currently one-fifth of this budget is available to support realignment services such as job training, physical health, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and affordable housing.

    Why are we hearing so much about reentry now?

    Prior to October 2011, people were primarily sent to state prison for felony convictions. When they returned to their communities, they were under the supervision and support of state parole. Since Public Safety Realignment (AB 109), people convicted of non-serious felonies primarily serve their sentences in county jail and those completing their sentences in state prison return under the supervision of county probation. Incarceration, supervision, and reentry support of felons with non-serious convictions have become responsibilities of counties.

    Our training and symposium will give developers a primer to the challenges of the reentry population. Then we will look to discuss what it means to develop, own, and manage housing for this population. 

    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    10:00 AM until 3:00 PM   

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


    Marc Tousignant, Enterprise Community Partners, Molly Rysman, Housing Deputy, Office of County Board Supervisor Sheila Kuehl       


    Troy Vaughn, Chief Operating& Administrative Officer, Shields for Families and Community & Faith-Based Representative to the Los Angeles County Public Safety Realignment Team

    Michael Graff-Weisner, Vice President, Programs & Government Relations, Chrysalis

    Peggy Edwards, Executive Director, Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership & United Homeless Healthcare Partners

    LaCheryl Porter, Director of Programs, Skid Row Housing Trust

    Mark Wilson, Executive Director, CCRD

    Katie Phillips, Program Manager, San Fernando Valley Mental Health Clinic

    Danielle Wildkress,  Associate Director, Corporation For Supportive Housing

    Lunch Speaker

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Mark Ridley-Thomas



    Special thanks to Enterprise Community Partners for providing the lunch. Reduced parking rate of $13/daily in the parking structure is also available with validation at the workshop.

    • 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

    •Updates on current regulations and requirements

    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

May 14, 2015 From Exterior to Interior: Working with a Professional Interior Design Firm to Save Time and Money
May 07, 2015 State Legislative Round-up: This Year's Bills to Increase Funding for Affordable Development (AB 1335, AB 35, and SB 377)
April 15, 2015 Building Power Series #2: How to Get the Most out of In-Person Meetings with Public Officials and Staff
April 09, 2015 Management Liability – Directors & Officers, Employment Practices – Are You Protected?
April 07, 2015 The 1115 Medicaid Waiver: Benefits for Residents and Developers of Supportive and Senior Housing
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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