June 2017 Newsletter
October 12 and 13, 2017
Housing Thought Leaders Conference


On May 17th, 2017, community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a newly renovated eight-unit building off of Banner Drive in Bixby Knolls. This housing will now provide permanent, affordable homes for seven young adults with developmental disabilities. These new residents will live on their own for the first time, in a community integrated environment, with the onsite supports they need to thrive.   

Southern California Housing Collaborative (SCHC) were partners on the Ouchi Courtyards.  SCHC benefited greatly from Civic's requirement that all new deals with Civic as a funding source must set-aside 15% of the total units for a special needs population at the developer's discretion. SCHC was very fortunate that Chelsea once again chose to work with the SCHC on this project.

NLIHC's recently released its annual report, Out of Reach, that documents the gap  between renters'  wages and the cost of rental housing.  The report's Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing  costs. 

In no state can a person working full-time at the federal minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent.  FULL REPORT

LHA Membership Dues
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

LHA will be sending out a notice in the near future about LHA dues for current members, partners, and affiliates. We cannot do our work without you. This next year should be very productive as we move forward on creating a statewide housing plan for people with Intellectual/developmental disabilities in California. Thank you! 

If you have suggestions as to who LHA should reach out to about membership please contact info@LantermanHousingAlliance.org.