February 2018
LHA Spring Meeting Date and Call for Sponsors

Save the date! The LHA's spring Housing Thought Leaders Meeting is scheduled for April 5-6, 2018, at Alta California Regional Center in Sacramento. Currently LHA is soliciting sponsors for this event. For more information on sponsorships, please call (888) 542-4005 or email info@lantermanhousingalliance.org .
Survey Close to Completion for LHA’s Statewide Strategic Framework

The Lanterman Housing Alliance Board is calling on its members and their networks to play a vital role in the development of a Statewide Strategic Framework for the development of affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities. The Framework, funded by California’s State Council on Developmental Disabilities and led by LHA in partnership with the nationally-recognized Corporation for Supportive Housing, will engage key stakeholders, establish benchmarks, identify broad goals and encourage visionary problem solving related to housing and services for California’s DD population. 

Read the full story  here .
Patti Uplinger of Housing Now  Gives Testimony

On January 9th, Patti Uplinger gave testimony at the Sacramento City Council meeting in support of several people with developmental disabilities at risk of losing their homes. These individuals who are currently utilizing supported living services, many with Housing Choice Vouchers, are in need of new housing by March 1st.

Watch the city council meeting here .
Yes in My Backyard: Envisioning more inclusive neighborhoods through ADUs

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), sometimes known as “secondary units”, “in-law units,” or “granny flats,” represent a promising new housing strategy for people with developmental disabilities, as a result of recent California legislation requiring local jurisdictions to take steps to facilitate the development of ADUs in single-family neighborhoods.  

Read full story here .
New Fundraising Tools and Resources Available in LHA Member Area

HOPE, Inc. has recently uploaded two fundraising tools available for use by LHA members. These materials are associated with HOPE's Pave It Forward and HOPE Helps Gift Catalog campaigns. Access these free resources today!

Access these resources here .
Legacy Homes Update:
Grants, New Tools, and Outreach in Los Angeles County Move LHA Closer to Launching Program

The enduring and haunting question faced by many parents is what happens to my adult child with developmental disabilities after I’m gone. The LHA Legacy Homes committee is developing a program that confronts this overwhelming concern while also addressing one’s long-term housing needs. 

Read full story here .
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Phone Line:
- (712) 775-7031
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LHA is looking for in-kind support in marketing and communications (website, newsletter, and social media). If you are interested please call or email me.
PATTI UPLINGER
Direct: (916) 549-1044
Toll Free: (888) 542-4005