California

California Programs and Resources

The following government funding programs, contacts and resources are available in California:

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The following programs are available to you in the state.

 

Low-Income Programs (LIHTC)
915 CAPITOL MALL, ROOM 485
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-6340
Fax: (916) 654-6033
Website:

 

 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Website: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/arra.asp

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
1800 Third Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6942
Phone: (916) 445-4782
The Housing Economic and Recovery Act of 2008 provided $3.9 billion nationwide for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which will provide funds to state and local governments to purchase abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential property. This money will rejuvenate neighborhoods and communities that are hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Consistent with the existing program administered by HCD and local governments, this funding allows localities to renovate and rehabilitate those homes, eliminate blight and reinvigorate and stabilize the affected neighborhoods. The funds can be used to:

1. Purchase and rehabilitate homes to sell, rent or redevelop
2. Create land banks for homes that have been foreclosed upon
3. Demolish blighted structures
4. Redevelop demolished or vacant properties
5. Establish financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed upon homes and residential properties

Homes that are purchased with the NSP funds must be sold or rented to low or moderate income families.
Website: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/nsp/

Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program (CDBG-R)
Phone: (916) 552-9398
Grants to stimulate the economy through measures that modernize the Nation?s infrastructure, improve energy efficiency, and expand educational opportunities and access to health care.

Maximum grant amounts:
* Economic Development – $2,500,000 which includes general administration costs.
* General – $1,000,000 which includes general administration costs.

Eligible Activities:
* Housing, including single- and multi-family rehabilitation, rental housing acquisition or homeownership assistance, and activities that complement new construction.
* Public Works, including water and wastewater systems, rural electrification, and utilities such as gas services.
* Community Facilities, including day care centers, domestic violence shelters, food banks, community centers, medical and dental facilities, and fire stations.
* Public Services, including staff and operating costs associated with the community facilities.
Website: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/ahif/cdbgr.html

California Deaprtment of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
1800 Third Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6942
Phone: (916) 445-4782
HCD administers more than 20 programs that award loans and grants for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing, homeless shelters and transitional housing, public facilities and infrastructure, and the development of jobs for lower income workers. Please note that, with rare exceptions, these loans and grants are not made to individuals, but to local public agencies, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, and service providers. In many cases these agencies then provide funds to individual end users.
Website: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/

Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
California Energy Commission
California will implement a mail-in rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with new ENERGY STAR� qualified and ultra-efficient appliances. The program is tentatively scheduled to begin April 22, 2010 to coincide with Earth Day activities. Consumers must provide proof of recycling to receive rebates, and must purchase the appliances from a California retailer.

Eligible Products:
* Refrigerators
* Clothes washers
* Room air conditioners

Program running April 22, 2010 – n/a
Website: http://www.cash4appliances.org/

Senators
U.S. Senators can help you move your deals forward. Here’s who you want to reach out to.

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington Dc 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553
Email: Contact Online
Website: http://boxer.senate.gov

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington Dc 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Email: Contact Online
Website: http://feinstein.senate.gov

House of Representatives
U.S. Representatives don’t want boarded up properties or unaffordable housing in their districts. Reach out to them for a helping hand in getting your applications reviewed.

District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment
1 LaMalfa, Doug R 506 CHOB 202-225-3076 Agriculture
Natural Resources
2 Huffman, Jared D 1630 LHOB 202-225-5161 Natural Resources
the Budget
3 Garamendi, John D 2438 RHOB 202-225-1880 Agriculture
Armed Services
Transportation
4 McClintock, Tom R 434 CHOB 202-225-2511 Natural Resources
the Budget
5 Thompson, Mike D 231 CHOB 202-225-3311 Intelligence (Permanent)
Ways and Means
6 Matsui, Doris O. D 2434 RHOB 202-225-7163 Energy and Commerce
7 Bera, Ami D 1408 LHOB 202-225-5716 Foreign Affairs
Science, Space, and Technology
8 Cook, Paul R 1222 LHOB 202-225-5861 Armed Services
Foreign Affairs
Veterans’ Affairs
9 McNerney, Jerry D 1210 LHOB 202-225-1947 Energy and Commerce
10 Denham, Jeff R 1730 LHOB 202-225-4540 Agriculture
Transportation
Veterans’ Affairs
11 Miller, George D 2205 RHOB 202-225-2095 Education and the Workforce
12 Pelosi, Nancy D 235 CHOB 202-225-4965
13 Lee, Barbara D 2267 RHOB 202-225-2661 Appropriations
the Budget
14 Speier, Jackie D 211 CHOB 202-225-3531 Armed Services
Oversight and Government
15 Swalwell, Eric D 501 CHOB 202-225-5065 Homeland Security
Science, Space, and Technology
16 Costa, Jim D 1314 LHOB 202-225-3341 Agriculture
Natural Resources
17 Honda, Mike D 1713 LHOB 202-225-2631 Appropriations
18 Eshoo, Anna G. D 241 CHOB 202-225-8104 Energy and Commerce
19 Lofgren, Zoe D 1401 LHOB 202-225-3072 House Administration
Joint Library
Science, Space, and Technology
the Judiciary
20 Farr, Sam D 1126 LHOB 202-225-2861 Appropriations
21 Valadao, David R 1004 LHOB 202-225-4695 Appropriations
22 Nunes, Devin R 1013 LHOB 202-225-2523 Intelligence (Permanent)
Ways and Means
23 McCarthy, Kevin R 2421 RHOB 202-225-2915 Financial Services
24 Capps, Lois D 2231 RHOB 202-225-3601 Energy and Commerce
25 McKeon, Buck R 2310 RHOB 202-225-1956 Armed Services
Education and the Workforce
26 Brownley, Julia D 1019 LHOB 202-225-5811 Science, Space, and Technology
Veterans’ Affairs
27 Chu, Judy D 1520 LHOB 202-225-5464 Small Business
the Judiciary
28 Schiff, Adam D 2411 RHOB 202-225-4176 Appropriations
Intelligence (Permanent)
Select Committee on Benghazi
29 Cárdenas, Tony D 1508 LHOB 202-225-6131 Natural Resources
Oversight and Government
the Budget
30 Sherman, Brad D 2242 RHOB 202-225-5911 Financial Services
Foreign Affairs
31 Miller, Gary R 2467 RHOB 202-225-3201 Financial Services
Transportation
32 Napolitano, Grace D 1610 LHOB 202-225-5256 Natural Resources
Transportation
33 Waxman, Henry D 2204 RHOB 202-225-3976 Energy and Commerce
34 Becerra, Xavier D 1226 LHOB 202-225-6235 Ways and Means
35 Negrete McLeod, Gloria D 1641 LHOB 202-225-6161 Agriculture
Veterans’ Affairs
36 Ruiz, Raul D 1319 LHOB 202-225-5330 Natural Resources
Veterans’ Affairs
37 Bass, Karen D 408 CHOB 202-225-7084 Foreign Affairs
the Judiciary
38 Sanchez, Linda D 2423 RHOB 202-225-6676 Ethics
Select Committee on Benghazi
Ways and Means
39 Royce, Ed R 2185 RHOB 202-225-4111 Financial Services
Foreign Affairs
40 Roybal-Allard, Lucille D 2330 RHOB 202-225-1766 Appropriations
41 Takano, Mark D 1507 LHOB 202-225-2305 Education and the Workforce
Veterans’ Affairs
42 Calvert, Ken R 2269 RHOB 202-225-1986 Appropriations
the Budget
43 Waters, Maxine D 2221 RHOB 202-225-2201 Financial Services
44 Hahn, Janice D 404 CHOB 202-225-8220 Small Business
Transportation
45 Campbell, John R 2331 RHOB 202-225-5611 Financial Services
the Budget
46 Sanchez, Loretta D 1114 LHOB 202-225-2965 Armed Services
Homeland Security
47 Lowenthal, Alan D 515 CHOB 202-225-7924 Foreign Affairs
Natural Resources
48 Rohrabacher, Dana R 2300 RHOB 202-225-2415 Foreign Affairs
Science, Space, and Technology
49 Issa, Darrell R 2347 RHOB 202-225-3906 Oversight and Government
the Judiciary
50 Hunter, Duncan D. R 223 CHOB 202-225-5672 Armed Services
Education and the Workforce
Transportation
51 Vargas, Juan D 1605 LHOB 202-225-8045 Agriculture
Foreign Affairs
House Administration
52 Peters, Scott D 2410 RHOB 202-225-0508 Armed Services
Science, Space, and Technology
53 Davis, Susan D 1526 LHOB 202-225-2040 Armed Services
Education and the Workforce

 

Large Cities and Communities
The following larger cities and communities are most likely to offer local programs:

  • Alameda
  • Alhambra
  • Anaheim
  • Antioch
  • Apple Valley town
  • Arcadia
  • Bakersfield
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bellflower
  • Berkeley
  • Buena Park
  • Burbank
  • Camarillo
  • Carlsbad
  • Carson
  • Cathedral City
  • Cerritos
  • Chico
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Chula Vista
  • Citrus Heights
  • Clovis
  • Colton
  • Compton
  • Concord
  • Corona
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cupertino
  • Daly City
  • Davis
  • Delano
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • El Cajon
  • El Monte
  • Elk Grove
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Fairfield
  • Folsom
  • Fontana
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Gardena
  • Glendale
  • Hanford
  • Hawthorne
  • Hayward
  • Hemet
  • Hesperia
  • Highland
  • Huntington Beach
  • Huntington Park
  • Indio
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine
  • La Habra
  • La Mesa
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Lake Forest
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Madera
  • Manteca
  • Merced
  • Milpitas
  • Mission Viejo
  • Modesto
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • Moreno Valley
  • Mountain View
  • Murrieta
  • Napa
  • National City
  • Newport Beach
  • Norwalk
  • Novato
  • Oakland
  • Oceanside
  • Ontario
  • Orange
  • Oxnard
  • Palm Desert
  • Palmdale
  • Palo Alto
  • Paramount city
  • Pasadena
  • Perris
  • Petaluma
  • Pico Rivera
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasanton
  • Pomona
  • Porterville
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Redding
  • Redlands
  • Redondo Beach
  • Redwood City
  • Rialto
  • Richmond
  • Riverside
  • Rocklin
  • Rosemead
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • Salinas
  • San Bernardino
  • San Buenaventura (Ventura)
  • San Clemente
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Marcos
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santee
  • Simi Valley
  • South Gate
  • South San Francisco
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyvale
  • Temecula
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Torrance
  • Tracy
  • Tulare
  • Turlock
  • Tustin
  • Union City
  • Upland
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Victorville
  • Visalia
  • Vista
  • Walnut Creek
  • Watsonville
  • West Covina
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • Woodland
  • Yorba Linda
  • Yuba City