Attention All CRA Officers and Nonprofits:
You are Invited to a CRA Panel Discussion
CRA Panel Discussion—Learn About Leveraging Resources to Improve Community Impact
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Who Should Attend:
If you are passionate about serving our communities and are open to different ideas on how we can improve impact, this panel discussion is for you!
The CRA Panel Discussion will Cover:
- What are funders looking for in evaluating your content
- Understand how regulators evaluate lender’s community activities
- How CRA lenders consider the ask (smaller banks vs larger banks)
- And much more!
Register today, seating is limited.
On March 24, 2016 Southern California lenders, non-profits and members of the community came together to celebrate AHC’s 25th year anniversary. We honored longtime community activist and 20 year AHC Board Director Alan Woo with the spark plug award. In partnership with Orange County Community Housing Corporation and Clearinghouse CDFI we recognized Robert A. Johnson for his lifetime work addressing fair housing with the establishment of a scholarship. Lastly, Jim Yacenda (FHLBSF) and AHC Board Director Elsa Monte (Pacific Western Bank) concluded the evening with the announcement of the Spirit of Housing Award recognizing Melody Head of the Federal Reserve Bank for her engagement with financial institutions and diverse leaders to develop affordable housing solutions in low-wealth communities of Southern California. Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for making this milestone event a success. Click on the image above to view event photos.
The WISH Progam (Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership) is a 3 to 1 matching grant available to first time homebuyers. WISH will match a maximum of $5,000 per household and forgive 20% of the grant each year you reside in the property purchased. Funds are subject to availability. To learn more about WISH register for one of our homebuyer orientations or contact us.
The Orange County Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) income limits have increased. The income limit increase opens the door to more applicants. Contact us to learn more about the program and to determine if you are eligible. To learn more about MAP click here.
The VA and AHC invite all veterans, active military, and their families to join us Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the VA Long Beach from 10 am to 12 pm. This workshop will focus on down payment assistance programs. To register or for more information contact Janell Abarca at (949) 859-9255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse in partnership with City of Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce offered the local community a no cost homebuyer orientation Thursday, June 16. The Orientation took place at the Pico Rivera District Office. Omni Bank and its representatives were there to answer lending questions from attendees. Thank you Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce and Omni Bank for the partnership.
AHC’s advisory committee hosted the inaugural holiday housing mixer. The topic and presentation of guest speaker Daren Blomquist (V.P. of RealtyTrac) drew a room filled with housing industry professionals who love helping our collective community. The presentation focused on the current housing market trends and what Orange County industry professionals can expect in 2016. The network mixer doubled as a toy drive for Nana’s Kidz program. Click the link to view mixer pictures.
Board Director and Finance Committee Chair, Matthew Gediman of US Bank presented AHC’s Executive Director, Brenda J. Rodriguez a grant in support of our mission. US Bank is a long time AHC partner, we are thankful to Mr. Gediman for his knowledge and expertise as part of our Board of Directors. On behalf of the team and the clients we serve, thank you US Bank for your continuous support.
Ms. Sandra Speed, Charitable Manager at Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and Vivian Pham, Community Development Officer provided a $50,000 Leading the Way grant to AHC for the organizations Affordable Housing Programs and Services. On behalf of staff and clients we serve, thank you to Wells Fargo Housing Foundation for your support throughout the years. We value your service on the AHC Board of Directors and our community.