A publication of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
May 13, 2014 
Upcoming events and announcements from the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)
Our June Workshop:
TCAC Busy Season Debrief

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

California Community Foundation
281 S. Figueroa - Palevsky Center
Los Angeles, CA 90012


SCANPH invites you to an interactive workshop that will provide insights and technical training on a variety of issues, including:

* Meeting third-party deadlines

* Peer and auditor feedback and best practices from the implementation of the new HCD/CalHFA Audited Financial Statements Handbook

* Change of entity ownership and Year-15 accounting and financial reporting issues

* Surplus cash and distributions

* Audit efficiencies and readiness

Our Workshop Leader: James M. Kraft, CPA, Partner, Lindquist von Husen & Joyce LLP (LvHJ). James M. Kraft, CPA, is a senior audit partner with over 30 years of experience in working with affordable housing and tax-exempt organizations at LvHJ, a premier public accounting firm recognized for its technical expertise and distinguished services to the affordable housing and real estate community and not-for-profits throughout California since 1935. 

Our Guest Speaker: Paul Beesemyer, Southern California Program Director, California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC); Former SCANPH Board Member. Paul Beesemyer spearheads the effort in assisting Southern California's nonprofit housing community and public agencies for CHPC, a leading statewide agency in providing financial consulting, technical assistance, training and portfolio analysis for the affordable housing industry.


 $30 for SCANPH members. $50 for non-SCANPH members. Includes a light lunch. The meeting space is wheelchair accessible. If you require any special disability related accommodations, please contact Art Li at ali@scanph.org at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting. 



Our May Webinar: Voter Attitudes Toward Taxes and Reform of Proposition 13




Join us for our special May, 2014 Webinar, "Voter Attitudes Toward Taxes and Reform of Proposition 13."

 In this presentation we examine the responses of California voters who were surveyed on their attitudes toward taxes and reform of Proposition 13. Faculty and researchers who conducted the survey will present their results on the adequacy of state funding levels for a host of public goods and services including, but not limited to, housing for the elderly, military veterans, and low income working families.


They will then present the results of this survey on the voter threshold, the fairness of Proposition 13, and potential initiatives that would modify existing methods of assessing commercial property. Throughout their analysis, they will incorporate the influence of demographic variables (e.g., age, home ownership, political party) on attitudes toward taxes and tax reform.
This study was conducted for Housing California by Sociology faculty and student researchers at California State University, East Bay. Authors of "Voter Attitudes Toward Taxes and Reform of Proposition 13" are Myrel Fulgencio, Ha Hoang, Ann Marie Ramos, Jerry Wallace, Olga Von Gauzner. Under the supervision of Carl Stempel, PhD, Patricia K. Jennings, PhD, and Susan Ingram, MA. 


LA CDC Architects Forum

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM NOON

700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801


PLEASE NOTE: This forum is for architects or architectural practitioners only. 


This fall, the Community Development Commission (CDC) of the County of Los Angeles plans to release its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing, Round 20. The NOFA contains detailed architectural design criteria that cover minimum design and construction standards, including requirements for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, sustainable building methods, and accessibility features, among others. SCANPH is hosting an architect's forum to solicit input from architectural practitioners in the multifamily affordable housing field, which the CDC can use to inform a potential update of the agency's NOFA design criteria.

This will be a discussion-oriented event, which will include the following topics:

* Trends in the multi-family/special needs residential industry that might impact CDC's existing design and sustainability guidelines

* Consideration of energy and water efficiency incentives - an expanded menu for sustainability features

* Unit, room, and storage size standards

* CDC vs. TCAC requirements

* Energy Star

In advance of the forum, please review the CDC's architectural design criteria here, Appendix 7 (p. 282-314).

Parking and a continental breakfast will be provided on-site.


In This Issue
Our March Workshop
Our March Webinar



SCANPH is a membership organization.

If you are a member, please plan to renew your membership for 2014.

You can renew your SCANPH membership by giving us a call at 213.480.1249 or visit our membership renewal web page here