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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Downey Savings & Loan Assn. said Monday that it has received three grants totaling about $100,000 to finance construction of affordable housing in Orange County. The thrift, which is based in Newport Beach, said it received the affordable housing grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. The money will be used to help low-income families in Brea and Huntington Beach. "It's a great program and we're very glad to be involved," Downey Savings President Stephen W. Prough said.
June 19, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, the national organization that builds low-cost homes for the poor, have begun work on three single-family bungalows in Brea. Nearly 300 volunteers, along with members of the three families who will benefit from the program, laid the foundations and put up first-story walls over the weekend. Construction will continue until Saturday, officials said, when the families will be able to move in to their new homes on South Poplar Avenue.
May 10, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
The city's affordable housing accomplishments have been recognized with the first In My Back Yard (IMBY) award presented by the nonprofit Orange County Community Housing Corp. "Brea has a very considered approach to its community's development," said Allen Baldwin, executive director of the Santa Ana-based organization. "When you involve the citizens in the process, it's owned by the citizens and the elected officials are only carrying out what the citizens have begun," Baldwin said.
March 27, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
A home to be built by the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will serve to demonstrate alternative building materials, new construction techniques and energy-conservation methods, officials said. The City Council is working with the group to build a four-bedroom, 1,280-square-foot home at 101 S. Flower Ave. The home will be sold to a family earning less than $29,550 annually; the family will pay for the home with an interest-free, 20-year mortgage.
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