Habitat for Humanity Mission in Jeopardy in California
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Habitat for Humanity Mission in Jeopardy in California

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      Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Update:  The legislature will be voting on the elimination of Redevelopment Development Agencies this Thursday, March 10.  Please act now.

Jobs. Homes. Financial Security. Revitalized Communities.

Habitat for Humanity in California has built affordable homes throughout the state. A large majority of these homes have been possible with funds from redevelopment agencies.

The need for community revitalization and family stability has never been greater.  Eliminating redevelopment funding will devastate Habitat for Humanity's ability to create and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing throughout California. 

Financial and housing stability for low-income families is vital for neighborhood recovery.  Revitalized communities have a multiplier effect: attracting businesses, jobs and hardworking families.

Please sign the petition that sends emails to our California elected officials.

Save affordable housing redevelopment funding in California.

 

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    • Greg Whittaker TARZANA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Redevelopment Agencies are mandated by the State Housing Element to provide Low Income Affordable Housing. This requires private parties and RDA's & profit and non profit developers to work together to accomplish a tremendously difficult endeavor. Because it takes grants and below market loans to finance these projects. I am not happy that some agencies raid the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund to pay expenses. Punishing the poor immediately is what elimination of Redevelopment Agencies will result in. Not protecting the Low & Moderate Income Housing Funds for affordable housing will not only jeopardize projects currently funded but will certainly delay all new construction of affordable housing for 5 to 10 years. Thinking that total elimination of RDA's will not effectively kill the construction of low income rental housing for the next 5 to 10 years is a mistake. I have been trying to put 56 units of low income housing in the ground for 6 years. And it has cost me financially, physically and emotionally a great hardship. But without my sacrifice and without the RDA's money for affordable housing, there will be no low income rental affordable housing put into the ground in South Lake Tahoe. There are many other affordable housing projects in the State that will be never built as well. Eliminating everything that redeveloment agencies do but affordable housing is clearly the best choice for the people of California. How could you intentionally hurt the neediest people of our state. Throw out the baby with the bathwater is not a logical policy.

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    • DAVINA LARIMER SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS MADE THE DREAM OF GIVING MY FAMILY THE NEED FOR ROOTS TO BE PLANTED BY ALLOWING US TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR PROGRAM. REDEVELOPMENT FUNDS WERE A VERY BIG NEED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE NEEDED TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES MAKE THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE. PLEASE DO NOT CUT THE FUNDS.

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    • JUDAH LARIMER SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      MY FAMILY ARE THE PROUD OWNERS OF A BEAUTIFUL HOME THAT WAS PROVIDED TO US BY THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROGRAM. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE FUNDING NEEDED TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES THAT REQUIRE ASSISTANCE.

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    • Jonathan Le FOLSOM, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I Volunteered twice last year with Habitat for Humanity's Global Village project in Vietnam. It would be a shame to lose California.

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    • rosa aguilera CONCORD, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      por favor, no quiten este maravilloso programa, que sin el miles de personas seran afectadas para muchos como yo es la unica esperanza de tener un dia algo que ofracer a nuestros hijos, es increible que en un pais tan bandecido y prosperado algunas cosas, como tener una propiedad, poder subsistir pagando una renta y alimentos con un solo trabajo sea imposible encuentro un desciquilibrio tan ridiculo como las grandiosas ideas de llevar a corte a Dios o penalizar a una madre que da una nalgada a su hijo, por favor no comentan un herror mas.

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