After hearing from CAA, the city of Anaheim’s Homeless Policy Working Group removed rent control as a possible solution to end homelessness. During public comment Nov. 3, CAA addressed the Working Group about the ill-effects of rent control and the negative consequences that such a policy would bring.
A number of the California Apartment Association’s corporate members received recognition last month for their work to help reduce homelessness in Orange County. The honors came Aug. 24 as Families Forward held its sixth Annual Housing Partner Appreciation event. Families Forward which helps families achieve self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, career coaching, education, and other support services.
Amid a sharp rise in Los Angeles County’s homeless population, the California Apartment Association this week reaffirmed its commitment to helping people secure permanent housing. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority reported that the number of homeless individuals in the county increased to 58,000. That represents a 23 percent spike in the annual survey.
The California Apartment Association is a partner in the Housing Our Heroes program, which has helped more than 200 homeless veterans find rental housing since the program debuted in San Diego on March 1. So far, 130 landlords are taking part in the program, which offers financial incentives. “Really the bottom line is the ‘Housing Our Heroes’ campaign is making a difference in veterans’ lives, and entire families are making their way off the streets,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in this news release. “Our heroes don’t need to spend another night on the street.” Related content: Mayor encourages homeless veterans… Read More
Members of the California Apartment Association have come together once again to help some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents. On Thursday, July 21, CAA Los Angeles held its second annual Summer Soirée, a rooftop networking event that raises money to benefit the homeless. About 140 people attended Summer Soirée, enjoying an evening of live music, food, drinks and exceptional networking. Proceeds from the event go to Home For Good, an initiative of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to end chronic and veteran homelessness. This year’s Summer Soirée raised… Read More