Weekly Brief – June 28, 2017

Action Alert: Call Your Assemblymember
Flood the phones of your district offices starting today!

Don’t let the California Legislature put off funding for affordable housing for another year. Starting today, we ask that you call and tweet your assemblymember to tell them to support SB 2 and AB 71 before summer recess. Call and tweet every day. Share with your coworkers, family, and friends and urge their participation in this action. Your advocacy will make a different in supporting affordable homes across California.

Step 1: Find your district
Enter your home address here to find your assemblymember. Then call the member’s Capitol office. Capitol numbers (members listed alphabetically).

Step 2: Call
Use this sample script to make the call easier. Feel free to add your own context to describe the crisis.

Step 3: Tweet
Use these instructions to tweet all week. Share and re-tweet as much as possible.

 California Housing Partnership and San Diego Housing Federation Present:
Strategies for Expiring and At Risk Affordable Housing in San Diego County

San Diego County needs 142,052 more affordable rental homes to meet the needs of its lowest-income renters. Compounding upon this deficit, over 1,900 rent assisted homes have been lost in the County since 1995. Today, renters need to earn more than 3 times the local minimum wage to afford the median asking rent of $1,940 in San Diego County. San Diego County’s lowest-income renters now spend 69% of income on rent, leaving little left for food, transportation, health expenses, and other needs. While these renters struggle to make ends meet, the County is at-risk of losing more than 1,800 affordable homes in the next five years.

At this special event, Danielle Mazzella, Housing Data Analyst with the California Housing Partnership, will present detailed information on at-risk affordable housing throughout San Diego County. Following the presentation, Anne Wilson, Senior Vice President with Community HousingWorks, will lead a series of questions on the data findings. Workshop attendees will be invited to discuss best practices and policy solutions to preserve these affordable homes.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Registration: 1:15 – 1:30 PM
Program: 1:30 – 3:00 PM

The San Diego Foundation
Raymond Executive Board Room
2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106

This event is free of charge. Space is limited.


Save the Date
LISC Sponsored Roundtable Series Presents:
Legislative Updates from Sacramento

School is out for summer, but the work doesn’t stop during recess! Come hear from our state representatives in the Assembly and Senate as they share updates from the capitol on housing legislation and other priorities. Assemblymember Todd Gloria is confirmed to speak and will be joined from other capitol insiders to discuss the outlook at the halfway point of the legislative session.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 – 11:00 AM

San Diego Housing Commission
1122 Broadway, 5th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

$25 Members/ $35 Non-Members

Registration Coming Soon!