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News from National CORE

2019 News

11/2019 Rancho San Pedro draft plan circulates as public housing makeover advances
(Daily Breeze)

9/2019 Bon Secours Mercy, Dignity Health advance affordable housing initiatives
(Catholic Health World)

9/2019 National CORE Uses Hybrid LIHTC Structure to Build another Rancho Cucamonga Development (pdf)
(Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits)

6/2019 Charitable competition features ‘Game of Thrones’ castle, Griffith Observatory replicas made out of diaper boxes
(Los Angeles Times)

5/2019 San Diego Housing Federation’s 29th Annual Ruby Awards Celebrate Leadership, Innovation and Impact in Affordable Housing
(OsideNews)

5/2019 City, National CORE mark 9th affordable housing community
(Foothills Reader)

5/2019 National CORE Breaks Ground on Rancho Cucamonga Project with Chase Support
(Connect California)

4/2019 Developers and owners can now join AIA 2030 Commitment; National Community Renaissance becomes first developer to sign onto AIA’s 2030 Commitment
(PRISM)

4/2019 Developer National Community Renaissance Signs AIA 2030 Commitment
(Architect Magazine)

4/2019 Developers and owners can now join AIA 2030 Commitment; National Community Renaissance becomes first developer to sign onto AIA’s 2030 Commitment
(AECCafe)

4/2019 National CORE Looks to Expand Portfolio
(Affordable Housing Finance)

3/2019 Push For Affordable Housing On MTS Land Showing Results
(KPBS)

2/2019 Ontario Fury kicking support for Hope
(Foothills Reader)

1/2019 People On the Move: National CORE Names VP of Asset Management
(Affordable Housing Finance)

1/2019 Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Proposed in Downtown Santa Ana
(Urbanize Los Angeles)

1/2019 Hospital System Helps Housing Partners Unlock Capital
(Shelterforce)

1/2019 Affordable Housing Development to Replace San Pedro Parking Lot
(Urbanize Los Angeles)

2018 News

12/2018 Affordable housing units open in Southcrest
(San Diego Union Tribune)

12/2018 National CORE and Everyday Energy Partner to Provide 5,000 Low Income Residents with Solar
(Renewable Energy Magazine)

11/2018 County Officials Break Ground on Future San Ysidro Senior Village
(Times of San Diego)

11/2018 Senior homeless, mentally ill housing coming to San Ysidro
(San Diego Union Tribune)

11/2018 Voters back housing for vets, homeless, mentally ill
(San Diego Union Tribune)

10/2018 Housing? Sure, elsewhere
(LA Times)

10/2018 City of Ontario, National CORE To Break Ground on 101-Unit Affordable Community
(InlandEmpire.us)

10/2018 National CORE Hosts 26th Anniversary Gala in Ontario
(InlandEmpire.us)

9/2018 Arrowhead Grove Revitalization Project – a decade-long vision to transform a community through affordable housing
(Inland Empire Community News)

9/2018 Reach peak performance by embracing your inner engineer
(AIA)

9/2018 San Bernardino Neighborhood Sees Dramatic Transformation
(KTLA News)

9/2018 Day for Kids community block party held Sept. 15 in Riverside
(The Press-Enterprise)

6/2018 Homeless Seniors to Get Affordable Housing Complex in San Ysidro
(Times of San Diego)

6/2018 San Bernardino first city in I.E. to receive $20M for family-development project
(Inland Empire Community News)

6/2018 San Bernardino secures $20 million for affordable housing community Arrowhead Grove
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

6/2018 San Bernardino secures $20 million for affordable housing community Arrowhead Grove
(San Bernardino Sun)

6/2018 Commissioners cite homelessness before Centennial homes are built
(The Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

6/2018 Cities hiring social workers to help homeless
(The San Diego Union-Tribune)

5/2018 Four Teams Vying to Redevelop Rancho San Pedro
(Urbanize.la)

4/2018 How affordable housing helped this Montclair teen go to college
(The Sun)

4/2018 Vacant Lot Near USC Poised for Mixed-Use Development
(Urbanize.la)

4/2018 Developer’s Affordable Housing Projects to Fill Crucial Need (pdf)
(San Diego Business Journal)

3/2018 How Ontario plans to use its $35 million grant
(Daily Bulletin)

2/2018 Huntington Beach mayor’s town hall tackles local housing issues
(L.A. Times)

2/2018 Arts Foundation recognizes top benefactors
(Foothills Reader)

1/2018 Ontario celebrates awarding of $35 million Transformative Communities grant for Downtown
(InlandEmpire.US)

1/2018 How $35 million will be used to transform downtown Ontario
(The Sun)

1/2018 Seniors on fixed income are stretched to make ends meet
(Daily Bulletin)

2017 News

12/2017 San Bernardino could add several community development, housing projects to 2017-18 plan
(The Sun)

12/2017 Affordable rentals opening called new era in Oceanside
(San Diego Union-Tribune)

11/2017 Anonymous donor steps up to match up to $100,000 in donations to Hope Through Housing Foundation
(The Sun)

11/2017 Why affordable housing is such a big challenge for the Inland Empire
(Daily Bulletin)

11/2017 Jeff Burum resumes leadership of Rancho Cucamonga-based affordable housing group
(Daily Bulletin)

10/2017 Seniors celebrate at Fall Festival, Fontana
(Foothills Reader)

10/2017 Oz, PonTell: Ravaged communities must rebuild for resiliency
(Houston Chronicle)

10/2017 Futurists urge local cities to make way for electric and autonomous vehicles — or else
(San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

10/2017 City’s first affordable housing apartment complex opens in Newhall
(The Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

9/2017 Next Phase of Waterman Gardens Revitalization Revealed
(Precinct Reporter)

9/2017 Waterman Gardens transformation continues with first 62 new apartments on site
(The Sun)

8/2017 Residents of The View apartments throw barbecue for police officers, firefighters
(The Downey Patriot)

7/2017 Waterman+Baseline Neighborhood Specific Plan Wins Major Regional Honors
(San Bernardino Community Connection)

5/2017 Builders construct diaper homes to support diaper need
(The Orange County Register)

5/2017 ‘A persistent and growing underclass’ in Orange County, report shows
(The Orange County Register)

4/2017 What’s so hard about building enough homes in Orange County?
(89.3 KPCC)

3/2017 Oceanside, Losing Ground On Affordable Housing, Touts New Units
(KPBS.org)

2/2017 San Bernardino, Calif., Public Housing Property Renovation Overcomes Adversity (pdf)
(Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits)

1/2017 Marv’s Place Earns Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award
(PasadenaNow)

1/2017 Welcome Home: Marv’s Place
(Pasadena Weekly)

1/2017 This Pasadena apartment complex is giving homeless families another chance
(Pasadena Star-News)

1/2017 Photo Gallery: Marv’s Place permanent supportive housing in Pasadena, CA
(Pasadena Star-News)

1/2017 Marv’s Place Gets Homeless Families Off The Streets of Pasadena and Into Permanent Housing
(PasadenaNow)

1/2017 This Pasadena apartment complex is giving homeless families another chance
(Pasadena Star-News)

2016 News

12/2016 San Bernardino: Valencia Vista earns LEED Platinum Certification for Energy Efficiency, Environmental Design
(InlandEmpire.us)

12/2016 Mark Christopher, Colonies Partners donate Chevy Spark for Miracles
(Foothills Reader)

11/2016 Grand Opening held for first phase of Arrowhead Grove redevelopment
(SBNews)

11/2016 Grand Opening held for first phase of Arrowhead Grove redevelopment
(InlandEmpire.us)

11/2016 Photos: Grand Opening of Valencia Vista at Arrowhead Grove in San Bernardino
(The Sun)

11/2016 Anticipated San Bernardino housing project celebrates opening
(The Sun)

11/2016 First Phases Moving Towards Completion at Mission Cove
(OSideNews)

11/2016 First apartments at Mission Cove nearing completion
(San Diego Union Tribune)

10/2016 Marv’s Place named Supportive Housing Project of the Year
(Pasadena Weekly)

10/2016 VIDEO: Voices in California housing talk about getting past “No” at local level
(California Economic Summit)

10/2016 Public warming to more housing, Ventura County panel says
(Ventura County Star)

10/2016 Marv’s Place Earns Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award
(Pasadena Now)

10/2016 Lack of affordable housing in Inland Empire placing bigger economic burden on low-income families
(California Economic Summit)

10/2016 Housing summit seeks more YIMBY, less NIMBY
(Orange County Register)

9/2016 Residents express faith in Waterman Gardens housing project
(Inland Empire Community News)

9/2016 Clowns, animals visit young residents at Waterman Gardens in San Bernardino
(The Sun)

9/2016 $50,000 grant earmarked for free after-school programs
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

9/2016 Housing affordability requires turning NIMBYs into YIMBYs
(Orange County Register)

9/2016 Special Report: Housing in San Bernardino
(Inland Empire Community News)

8/2016 Sandra Espadas to Serve as Senior Director of Community Development
(City News Group)

8/2016 Hope through Housing names Sandra Espadas as Senior Director of Community Development
(Highland Community News)

7/2016 Hope through Housing partners with USC to provide health assistance to seniors while training future health works
(Los Angeles Patch)

7/2016 Kaiser Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Hope through Housing to help reduce food insecurity for seniors
(Fontana Herald News)

7/2016 Housing project awarded $1.48M in subsidies
(The Coast News)

6/2016 Lives Transformed: Giving Back After Years of Desperation and Homelessness
(The Voice)

6/2016 Affordable housing, with services, can break cycle of poverty: Guest commentary
(The Sun)

6/2016 Seniors face housing, health crisis
(The San Diego Union-Tribune)

6/2016 Rebuilding, renaming of Waterman Gardens housing complex begins
(The Sun)

6/2016 Lives Transformed: Giving back after years of desperation and homelessness
(Redlands-Loma Linda Patch)

6/2016 Waterman Gardens gets a new lease on life
(Inland News Today)

6/2016 Rancho Cucamonga-based low-income housing real estate developer wins $2 million for projects
(Daily Bulletin)

6/2016 Real estate briefly: CBRE, Swift deals in O.C., new hires
(Orange County Register)

6/2016 Report: Hundreds of thousands in Orange County are struggling financially
(Orange County Register)

6/2016 Four Housing Projects Awarded Nearly $4 Million
(San Diego Business Journal)

6/2016 Oakcrest Heights receives $15 million in tax-credit financing; Construction to begin before the end of the year
(Lake Forest Patch)

6/2016 Local-government policies must support affordable housing for seniors
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

5/2016 Wells Fargo Invests in RAD Deal
(Affordable Housing News)

5/2016 National CORE eliminating secondhand smoke
(Foothills Reader)

5/2016 Rancho Cucamonga inks deal to help build affordable senior housing
(Daily Bulletin)

4/2016 San Emi Apartments Builds Independence for People with Developmental Disabilities in Montclair, California
(PD&R Edge)

3/2016 STEVE PONTELL: Eliminate barriers to homeownership
(The Press Enterprise)

3/2016 Affordable housing, services pay societal dividends
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

3/2016 A Life Transformed: ‘I’m a driven person, and it is a rewarding feeling to know that there is help out there’
(San Clemente Patch)

3/2016 National CORE, City of San Clemente to Host Grand Opening of Las Palmas Village Apartment Community
(San Clemente Patch)

2/2016 STEVE PONTELL: Restrictive zoning chokes economy
(The Press Enterprise)

1/2016 STEVE PONTELL: Affordable housing is a community asset
(The Press Enterprise)

1/2016 EDITORIAL: Affordable housing in I.E. imperative
(The Press Enterprise)

2015 News
10/2015 San Benardino County ‘Vision’ meeting draws State Superintendent of Public Instruction
(San Bernardino County Sun)

9/2015 Major California non-profit developer relies on WegoWise to use resources efficiently, identify savings opportunities, and help meet state-mandated water reduction goals
(wegowise.com)

9/2015 Developer lauds city for funding roof repairs
(Victorville Daily Press)

9/2015 Lack of affordable housing in Inland Empire placing bigger economic burden on low-income families
(California Economic Summit)

9/2015 Cid Pinedo to lead Hope through Housing
(Los Angeles Times – Foothills Reader)

9/2015 There is a shared vision to find homes for Pasadena’s homeless
(Pasadena Star News)

9/2015 Ciriaco ‘Cid’ Pinedo named President of Hope through Housing
(Claremont-La Verne Patch)

8/2015 Former Chaffey official named foundation president
(The Press Enterprise)

8/2015 PonTell: Ontario Airport agreement bodes well for Inland Empire economic growth
(The Planning Report)

8/2015 Development planned for blighted block
(San Diego Union Tribune)

8/2015 Less for many: ‘Opportunity Gap’, income disparity, poverty grows in Orange County
(Orange County Register)

6/2015 Can More Public Transportation Solve the Housing Crisis?
(Public CEO)

6/2015 ‘Rough’ San Bernardino neighborhood to undergo big change
(ABC7 Eyewitness News)

6/2015 Officials break ground on Waterman Gardens redevelopment project
(San Bernardino County Sun)

6/2015 Waterman Gardens project groundbreaking slated Monday in San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

5/2015 The costs of not building housing: Toni Atkins
(Los Angeles Daily News)

5/2015 People on the Move: National Core Names Executive Vice President
(Affordable Housing Finance)

4/2015 Ground broken on high-quality housing for formerly homeless
(South Pasadena Patch)

4/2015 Michael Ruane named Executive VP at National CORE
(Mission Viejo Patch)

4/2015 Kittens pulled from drainage pipe
(Hi-Desert Star)

3/2015 Affordable Housing – A National Crisis
(California CEO Business News)

3/2015 Quality of life initiative in San Bernardino announced
(Inland News Today)

2/2015 REAL ESTATE: Affordable housing solutions needed, panel says
(The Press Enterprise)

2/2015 Joel Kotkin: Go East, Young Workers
(Orange County Register)

2/2015 Go East, Young Southern California Workers
(NewGeography.com)

2/2015 ECONOMY: Inland area the ‘last refuge’ for affordable housing
(The Press Enterprise)

2/2015 REAL ESTATE: ‘Housing the Future’ as 2015 dawns
(The Press Enterprise)

2/2015 Inland Empire seen as key to Southern California and its middle class
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

2/2015 REAL ESTATE: Forum to address Inland housing affordability
(The Press Enterprise)

2/2015 Affordable Housing Shortage Examined
(The IE Voice)

1/2015 Affordable housing plays major role in economic vitality
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

1/2015 Local senior citizen happy with new apartment
(Hi-Desert Star)

2014 News

12/2014 Introducing Erik Johnson, VP of Development, CORE
(The IE Voice)

11/2014 County Partners With SB, Others In Promise Zone Initiative For Urban Renewal
(San Bernardino County Sentinel)

10/2014 Jackson Lee announces Affordable Housing Program Grants in Houston
(Houston Chronicle)

10/2014 Zombies rule in La Quinta ‘Zombie Out Run’
(The Desert Sun)

10/2014 40,000 books being distributed to San Bernardino County youngsters
(San Bernardino County Sun)

10/2014 Panel believes improving housing could boost San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

10/2014 Home expo held at National Orange Show
(The Press Enterprise)

9/2014 Waterman Gardens project overcomes obstacles
(The Press Enterprise)

9/2014 San Bernardino: Public housing project gets boost
(The Press Enterprise)

9/2014 San Bernardino’s Waterman Gardens project receives $12 million in state tax credits
(San Bernardino County Sun)

9/2014 San Marcos gives OK to affordable housing project
(The Coast News)

8/2014 Mission Cove mixed-use affordable housing project breaks ground
(The Coast News)

8/2014 20-block cleanup planned in San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

8/2014 Groundbreaking ceremony held for Mission Cove
(San Diego Union Tribune)

8/2014 National CORE, CHW Break Ground on SoCal Affordable Housing
(Multi-Housing News)

8/2014 Some called Bobby Vega the spirit of San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

7/2014 Addressing abandoned properties is key to reducing crime: Group’s focus is transforming crime centers into positive community pillars
(Highland Community News)

7/2014 Greystone Provides $9 Million HUD Loan to Refinance Texas Affordable Housing Properties
(NASDAQ OMX Globe Newswire)

6/2014 National CORE opens San Emi special-needs development in Montclair
(Los Angeles Times – Foothills Reader)

6/2014 Special needs housing completes Montclair’s Gateway project
(Claremont-LaVerne Patch)

6/2014 Affordable housing approved at 9th and Valencia in San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

6/2014 Creating Healthy Living Environments (p46)
(Affordable Housing News)

5/2014 Cathedral City OKs low-income housing plan
(The Desert Sun)

5/2014 San Bernardino County nonprofits need more donor support
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

4/2014 Work set to begin on ‘workforce’ housing in San Clemente
(Orange County Register)

3/2014 Wells Fargo & Co. gives $459,000 in grants to local groups
(NBC San Diego and San Diego Business Journal)

3/2014 Grant will help support families at two Montclair centers
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

2/2014 National CORE hires COO
(Affordable Housing Finance)

2/2014 Waterman Gardens revitalization approved in San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

2/2014 San Bernardino can remake a neighborhood in city desperate for renewal
(San Bernardino County Sun)

2/2014 Looking to revive old neighborhood
(San Bernardino County Sun)

2/2014 Waterman Gardens project could spark a virtuous cycle in San Bernardino
(San Bernardino County Sun)

1/2014 Rancho Cucamonga: Pinedo takes a top post at National Community Renaissance
(The Press Enterprise)

1/2014 National CORE names chief operating officer
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

1/2014 San Bernardino: Public housing project may get a makeover
(The Press Enterprise)

1/2014 National CORE receives $150,000 grant for East LA community
(South Gate-Lynwood Patch)

1/2014 Mission Cove project gets $295,000 grant
(San Diego Union Tribune)

1/2014 Hope through Housing receives $40,000 grant for Montclair Family Opportunity Center
(Claremont-LaVerne Patch)

1/2014 UrbanLift grant to help build Oceanside resource center
(San Diego Daily Transcript)

2013 News

12/2013 Disadvantaged families get shopping spree at Colonies in Upland
(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

12/2013 National CORE to receive Wells Fargo grant for Mission Cove in Oceanside
(Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

12/2013 Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT(SM) Community Grant Program Awards $11.4 Million to Strengthen Distressed Neighborhoods in 25 Cities
(MarketWatch – The Wall Street Journal)

12/2013 Upland Group Celebrates Another Miracle
(Foothills Reader)

12/2013 San Bernardino panel approves Waterman Gardens affordable housing expansion
(San Bernardino County Sun)

12/2013 Waterman Gardens Needs an Upgrade
(San Bernardino County Sun)

9/2013 “Home and Business Under the Same Roof?” Univision Highlights Alta Vista Apartments
(Univision 34 Los Angeles)

8/2013 Planning for a Better Waterman Gardens
(San Bernardino County Sun)

8/2013 Rebuild San Bernardino block by block
(San Bernardino County Sun)

7/2013 San Bernardino: Public Housing Still Hot-button Issue
(The Press Enterprise)

7/2013 National CORE earns LEED Silver on affordable L.A. development near transit
(National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy)

6/2013 Affordable TOD Wins LEED Silver
(Multi-Housing News)

6/2013 Corona: Preschool Holds Grand Opening
(The Press Enterprise)

5/2013 Affordable housing complex unveiled in Indio
(Desert Sun)

4/2013 Bill would boost affordable housing and employment: Opinion
(The Sun – San Bernardino and Inland Empire)

3/2013 Affordable Housing Complex Being Built
(San Diego Union Tribune)

2/2013 National CORE Wins 7 APEX Awards
(Claremont-La Verne Patch)

2/2013 The View Housing Project Breaks Ground
(DowneyBeat.com)

2/2013 Affordable housing project meets green-building standards
(South Pasadena Patch)

2/2013 Griffin, Faucett, Stafford Join National CORE Leadership Team
(Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

2/2013 LeeAnn Faucett joins National CORE leadership team in Desert Region
(Palm Desert Patch)

2/2013 Griffin, Faucett, Stafford Join National CORE Leadership Team
(Claremont-La Verne Patch)

2/2013 City Council approves out of the box inclusionary housing regulations
(The Coast News)

1/2013 Making affordable housing available benefits everyone
(Daily News – Los Angeles)

1/2013 Making affordable housing available benefits everyone
(Daily News – Los Angeles)

     

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