Upcoming events

    • March 05, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fair Oaks Renaissance Plaza Community Room, 2nd Floor, 649 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

    The Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing will be hosting the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) for a special workshop on the new CASF Public Housing Grants for Broadband Connectivity and Training.

    You are invited to attend and obtain information on the program guidelines and application instructions and meet organizations that are doing this type of work. Both public housing authorities and affordable housing developers are eligible for this grant.


    New Public Housing Grants for Broadband Connectivity and Training Workshop

    Fair Oaks Renaissance Plaza Community Room (2nd Fl.)
    649 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103 (

    Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon

    Background information:  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the highly anticipated CASF Public Housing grants program in December 2014.  The Commission has begun accepting applications on a quarterly basis.

    The CASF Public Housing Account provides:

    * $20 million for grants and loans to finance inside wiring and equipment so every resident can have broadband at home.

    * $5 million for adoption projects (e.g. Digital Literacy training and computers).

    * Awards grants and loans to finance up to 100% of inside wiring installation and equipment costs.

    * Funds up to 85% of the adoption projects costs.

    * Requires Grantee to maintain and operate the network for a minimum five years after receiving CASF funding.

    CETF’s mission is to close the Digital Divide in California.  The CETF Team is determined to disseminate information on this funding opportunity and facilitate quality applications across the state in priority communities like yours.

    • March 10, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • LA County Community Development Commission, 700 Main Street, in Alhambra, CA.
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    Please note: Date of training changed to Tuesday, March 10, 2015!

    The Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) and the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) are pleased to announce a VHHP NOFA application workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

    The location will be the LA County Community Development Commission, 700 Main Street, in Alhambra, CA. (map). HCD staff will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about the program.

    The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) Program guidelines are now available for the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) Program at 
    These guidelines will govern the 2015 VHHP NOFA, which will be out shortly. You can also download the guidelines in Adobe .pdf format at

    • March 23, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, California 90012


    Our March 2015 Workshop: Challenges for Politically Engaged 501(c)(3)s: What is Permitted/Prohibited?

    Monday, March 23, 2015
    11:00 to 1:00 PM

    California Community Foundation
    Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street
    Downtown Los Angeles, California (map)

    While nonprofit organizations are usually aware of IRS-imposed limitations on their political advocacy and lobbying activities, they are often less aware that when engaging in lobbying, they must also comply with federal, state, and local election or lobbying laws. These laws govern efforts to influence pending legislative and administrative matters.
    Essentially, lobbying and election laws regulate all persons and organizations that spend a threshold amount of time or money attempting to influence governmental decisions by making direct contacts with policy makers. While federal, state, and local jurisdictions often have unique registration obligations, oversight agencies, disclosure requirements, and penalties for noncompliance, the underlying regulatory frameworks of the laws are substantially the same.
    This presentation will compare and contrast the application of such laws on the advocacy activities of a hypothetical nonprofit housing developer located in Los Angeles, and follow it as it successfully navigates election and lobbying laws in its effort to advocate for increases to funding for affordable housing.

    This event includes a lunch.

    There is a small $10 registration fee to cover the costs of this workshop for SCANPH members ($25 for non-SCANPH members). There is also a special reduced rate of $10 for special guests (code required). Reduced parking rate of $13/daily in the parking structure is also available with validation at the workshop.

    • March 24, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM NOON ONLINE

    Join us for our special March 2015 Webinar: Homeless Children in LA County:  Who They Are, What Tools Are Available To House Them, and What More Is Needed.

    There are over 67,000 Homeless School-Age Children in Los Angeles County, as well as thousands under 5 years old.  Most of these children are couch surfing among different relatives’ homes.  These children suffer higher rates of chronic and acute illnesses, more trauma, more social emotional difficulties, and more learning difficulties than other children living below the poverty line.  The County has set up the Homeless Family Solutions System to assess, screen, and find homes for families facing homelessness, providing them with the resources to move into and stay in homes they can afford but many affordable developers and others are unaware of the support this Solutions System provides.  And, of course, more needs to be done.

    Melissa Schoonmaker, Homeless Education Consultant with the Los Angeles County of Education, will open the webinar with a profile of Los Angeles County’s uncounted homeless children. She will touch on the developmental and scholastic impacts of transient homelessness on infants and toddlers.

    Kris Freed, Associate Vice President of Programs with LA Family Housing, will explain the operations and successes of the Homeless Family Solutions System, how affordable developers can utilize the system, as well as what more is needed to provide decent, stable homes where children will thrive.

    This will be followed by Q & A.

    Read the piece that inspired the webinar here:

    • March 25, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Beswick Senior Apartments - Community Room, 3553 Beswick Street. Los Angeles, CA 90023
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    Our March 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

    Wednesday, March 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.

    • 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 new challenges and opportunities in our industry and celebrating our 2015 Bright Lights!

    We invite you to join with SCANPH and our members, staff, and 2015 Bright Lights nominees. Thanks for participating and we look forward to seeing you!

    Location TBA

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

    2015 Bright Lights Unsung Hero

    2015 Bright Lights Property & Asset Management

    2015 Bright Lights Resident Services

    2015 Bright Lights Public Agency or Official/Public Sector


Past events

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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