If not this week, soon. New State Treasurer John Chiang was slated to begin this week his 6-month “engagement with housing leaders and key stakeholders regarding California’s growing affordable housing crisis.” More here.
Harris is in. Steyer is out. Villaraigosa, former Speaker and LA Mayor, is on the fence. #caSenate. #plentyoftime
NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof relates the story of a high school friend whose fortunes took a turn after graduation: Where’s the Empathy?
According to the LA Times, LA Council members will be in Sacramento this week to urge legislators to fund retrofits on earthquake prone “soft story” buildings.
The SGC will hear the final guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program Tuesday. More info here. CHPC has the low-down on what’s good and bad.
Floor Session Tuesday and Thursday. Brief session expected.
Housing CA’s Residents United Network (RUN) convenes in Oakland, with “members from around the state for a day of organizing, training, and important updates on housing policy priorities for 2015.” More info here.
California Housing Consortium and Leading Age host summit to explore “new and future opportunities for service enriched housing in light of the Affordable Care Act and the renewal of California’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver.” Info here.