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January 26, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A new affordable-housing complex for low-income residents has opened in northwest Fullerton. The $12-million project was built with the help of a city redevelopment loan and a nonprofit group that helps indigent families and senior citizens find affordable housing. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, city officials, the project's developers and Tom Willard, executive director of the Foundation for Affordable Housing, which will run the Courtyard Apartments, said the project is innovative.
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January 23, 1996 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A government-sponsored banking institution on Monday awarded more than $700,000 in subsidies to six affordable-housing projects in Orange County--the largest single infusion to date for local low-income projects. The funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco will help community organizations and savings and loans finance construction of 147 rental units and three detached homes.
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November 17, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After years of planning, work will begin next week on East Chapman Villas, an affordable-housing apartment project being built by a local developer and a nonprofit coalition. Interfaith Housing Development Corp. of Fullerton, a group comprising local churches and synagogues, and developer Douglas Chaffee are building the complex, which will be owned and operated by Interfaith. The 27-unit complex is expected to be completed in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1995 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"This is how we used to sell real estate in the '80s," said Mark Paolucci, the developer's ad man. Back then, eager buyers far outnumbered the houses for sale, and when their names were drawn, "they reacted as if they won the house." The downsized, '90s version occurred here Saturday when 16 "affordable" houses, part of the six-acre Montecito development, were raffled off to a pool of 30 families, some of whom had applied nearly a year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A developer who is asking the city for a $1.7-million loan to build affordable housing for senior citizens has started negotiations with local officials. The City Council gave planners the go-ahead to start the meetings with KD Housing Partners of Laguna Beach earlier this week. But several members expressed concerns that the development would not move forward in time for the city to get state credit toward its affordable housing goals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
More than 2,000 units of affordable housing--ranging from single-room-occupancy hotels to apartments for senior citizens--have been built or scheduled for construction over the past two years, according to a new county report. Many of the units were financed at least in part with money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and constructed in private-public partnerships, county officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Residents opposed to an affordable-housing project in their neighborhood are asking the City Council to overturn the Planning Commission's approval earlier this month of the proposed 84-unit development. San Francisco-based Bridge Housing Corp. is planning the apartments on a four-acre lot at Santa Alicia and Santa Clara streets.
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September 9, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The Planning Commission approved a low-income housing project this week by a 3-2 vote, but neighbors said they will ask the City Council to overturn the decision. San Francisco-based Bridge Housing Corp. won approval to build 84 low-income apartments in eight buildings on a four-acre lot at Santa Alicia and Santa Clara streets. The company modified a previously rejected plan by incorporating all parking within the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
After four years of planning, construction will begin this fall on a project to provide low-cost housing in Laguna Beach for people with the AIDS virus. A $715,000 federal grant, approved this week by the Santa Ana City Council, has removed the final major hurdle in transforming the former GTE building on Mermaid Street into a 25-unit apartment complex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Willing to give up some land in return for affordable housing, the City Council this week began the procedure for relinquishing small portions of city-owned highway on Denni Street and Kathy Drive. A developer needs the land to start construction this fall on a long-planned affordable housing project for the city. "In order that the Olson Co.
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