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INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE & REFERRAL Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area 2512 South IH 35, Suite 340 Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 916-6062 Toll Free 888-622-9111 Fax (512) 916-6042 EMail: INFORMATION & REFERRAL/ASSISTANCE (Local Resources) SELECT A PAGE TO VISIT and CLICK How can we help? INFORMATION & REFERRAL/ASSISTANCE Adult Daycare Alzheimer's/Dementia AREA AGENCIES ON AGING BY COUNTY Dental Assistance Disability Planning Elder Care Planning Checklist Emergency Assistance Getting Your Affairs in Order Helpful Information Home Modifications/Repairs Hot Topics Housing Options IN-Home Help (Medical) IN-Home Help (Non-Medical) Meals on Wheels Links Medical Assistance Patient Assistance Personal Emergency Reponse Services Prescription Assistance Recreation Centers RIDE GUIDE Senior Centers Senior EyeCare Program Support Groups Transportation The Information & Referral/Assistance Program provides information to inquirers about the enormous range of human services available in the area agency's ten-county service area. The program receives many calls per month and is staffed by one full-time Information and Referral/Assistance Specialist. Information regarding inquirers and available resources are maintained in an information and referral database called IRIS. The Information & Referral/Assistance Program is seeking volunteers who would be interested in helping maintain the database by entering new information into the system or by updating resource information that has already been entered. Training on the IRIS software will be provided. The volunteer can establish his or her own regular work hours. A commitment of at least eight hours of work a month is requested. For more information regarding this important volunteer work, please contact . , Information and Referral/Assistance Specialist INFORMATION & REFERRAL/ASSISTANCE Telephone 512-916-6065 Toll Free 1-888-215-1293 FAX 512-916-6042 To find the Area on Aging serving the Texas county where you live. ADULT DAYCARE Adult Day Care services are discussed at length in the Ombudsman, Long Term Care Options section of this website. Following is information about Adult Day Health Care Centers in the area. Adult Day Health Care Center Contact: Marty Rose 512-255-4865 110 South Brown Street Round Rock, Texas 78664 Capacity: 30 Accepts: Medicaid Barton Hills Guest House 512-441-6000 1809 Ford Street Austin, Texas 78704 Barton Hills Assisted Living 512-441-6000 1606 Nash Street Austin, Texas 78704 Duval Oaks Guest Home 512-418-8228 5310 Duval Road Austin, Texas 78727 Services: Four hours with one meal: $35.00 Eight hours with two meals: $60.00 Respite and companion (24 hours): $75.00 Private room (24 hours): $95.00 Elder Haven - Adult Day Care Center 512-458-6305 3710 Cedar Street Austin, Texas 78705 Open Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Good Neighbors Adventure Club - McBeth Recreation Center 512-327-6498 2401 Columbus Drive Austin, Texas 78746 Services provided for individuals with a disability aged 22 and over. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hansford House (dba A Friend 4 U 2) 512-836-254 9505 Hansford Drive Austin, Texas 78753 Contact: Betty Thomas or Betty Dockery Email: ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, the symptoms growing worse with time. Yet it is also a variable disease, effecting individuals at different rates and in different patterns. One patient may have problems associated with muscular coordination and another may show signs of memory loss earlier. There are many tools designed to assess the disease's progression of symptoms. However most people who work with patients and families think of the disease in three phases: mild, moderate, and severe. These divisions are approximate and may often overlap; if yourself or a loved one displays these signs contact your physician. Mild Symptoms Confusion and Memory Loss Disorientation; getting lost in familiar surroundings Problems with routine tasks Changes in personality and judgment Moderate Symptoms Difficulty with activities of daily living, such as feeding and bathing Anxiety, suspiciousness, agitation Sleep disturbances Wandering, pacing Difficulty recognizing family and friends Severe Symptoms Loss of speech Loss of appetite; weight loss Loss of bladder and bowel control Total dependence on caregiver For more information contact the Alzheimer's Association at DENTAL ASSISTANCE Due to the expense, oral maintenance is too often neglected. Most benefit programs do not cover the cost of routine exams, denture purchase and maintenance, and extractions. A few programs have been developed to help defer the high cost of dental care. Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles consist of local Dentists who volunteer their time, services and equipment to those in need. To determine eligibility for this program, you must first fill out an application. For applications, contact: Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles Donated Dental Services 1946 South IH 35, Ste. 300 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-2441 Fax: (512) 448-2781 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE American Red Cross Disaster relief and servicemen 512-928-4271 Austin Area Urban League Emergency repairs, electricity, plumbing, roof 512-478-7176 Austin Baptist Association Food, clothes, utility, meals 512-478-7243 Blackland Neighborhood Center Assist with forms, etc. 2005 Salina 512-472-6882 Caritas of Austin Food, transportation, utilities, and prescriptions 512-472-4135 Central East Austin Community Organization Food pantry, clothing 512-472-5575 Christian Service Center Food, clothing, utilities, funds 512-476-9584 Clarksville Neighborhood Ctr. 1807 W. 11 "St. Food, clothing 512-476-7876 East Austin Neighborhood Center 211 Comal St. House for the homeless 512-404-1680 East Rural Community Center Food, Clothes 512-272-5561 El Buen Samaritano Health Clinic, food bank 512-441-7977 Hill Country Ministries Food, clothes, furniture, appliances 512-259-0360 Manos De Cristo Fridays and Saturdays: food 2:30-3pm, clothing from 9am to It: 30pm 512-477-7454 MAP Pharmacy Clinic card, 3 Rx limit 512-469-2008 North Rural Community Center (Pflugerville) Food pantry, clothes closet 512-251-4168 Northwest Rural Community Center Food, clothes, utilities, rent 512-267-3246 Poison Control Center Poisoning 1-800-392-8540 Salvation Army- Austin Shelter, rent, clothing, appliances, food 512-476-2628 South Rural Community Ctr. Prescription, utilities, rent 512-247-4407 St. John Neighborhood Center North Austin- food, electricity, surplus com. 512-458-1254 St. Vincent De Paul- Austin Items, free or low cost 512-442-5652 Travis Country DHS- Food, transportation, shelter, funeral, prescript 512-473-4120 West Rural Community Center- Oak Hill Utilities, food, clothes, rent 512-892-0226 HELPFUL INFORMATION Please visit this section periodically for preventative health maintenance programs such as flu shots and pneumonia vaccines. UNCLE SAM'S NEW INFORMATION SAID 'POTENTIALLY VALUABLE' People who want to use the new quality measures generated by the government to compare and evaluate nursing homes in their areas won't find all their questions answered. "This is a potentially valuable tool," says Faith Mullen, an analyst with AARP's Public Policy Institute. "But the data available here are no substitute for visiting a facility in person and talking with staff as well as families of residents." Launched in November, the new feature on Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website ( ) provides quality indicators on nearly all 17,000 nursing homes in the United States. For each nursing home, Medicare has established as many as 10 performance categories. The categories show the percentage of long-term residents in physical restraints and the percentage unable to perform basic daily tasks. Other categories show the percentage with bedsores, pain and infections. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson told a press briefing the Medicare initiative provides consumers with material never before available. "People are starved for information," added Tom Scully, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency that oversees the two programs. He said he hoped the new information would "drive decision making" by families. Useful as this material may be, it has shortcomings, consumer advocates say. Janet Wells, public policy director at the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, a Washington advocacy group, says, "There's not enough information [provided] to really make a judgment about a nursing home." Wells notes, for example, that there are no comparative numbers on staffing levels-a category considered crucial in determining the quality of care in nursing homes. The General Accounting Office(GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, expressed reservations of its own. It said that 17 percent of nursing homes listed online had four or more positive indicators and no highly negative scores-seemingly good homes. Yet all those homes, the GAO said, had been cited by state authorities for practices that did physical harm to residents. Margaret Niederer, a long-term care ombudsman in Chicago, raises another issue. She notes that each nursing home is responsible for reporting its own quality indicators-for example, the percentage of residents in pain. Niederer contends that nursing homes may not know the number in pain because of insufficient staff to identify them.. by Carole Fleck EVALUATING HEALTH INFORMATION ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB As all of us are aware, new information about Social Security and Medicare benefits, new medical findings from the National Institute of Health, and other government and private sponsored heal care information, is increasingly being disseminated to the public via the World Wide Web. The SPRY Foundation developed a hands-on guide for older adults and caregivers, in both Spanish and English, to help in the evaluation of health information found on the Web. The guide is not designed to direct them to one site over another, although there are suggestions for reliable web sites in the guide, but rather to give individuals the tools to assess the reliability of any website on their own. For a free downloadable version of the guide go to the following link. . For information on Breast Cancer and Mammograms, please contact NCI's Cancer Information Center at 1-800-4-CANCER (I 800-422-6237). or their web site at Call the Area on Aging Information and Referral/Assistance office for eligibility tables; tables are available to clients 60 years of age and older, disabled individuals and professionals. HOT TOPICS SMALLPOX BASICS: Please CLICK HERE ATTENTION SENIOR AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS!! You NEVER have to pay a private business to file a homestead exemption or to apply for a refund. Call your county tax office or county appraisal district office for assistance. Do you also know how to reduce property taxes on your homestead and pay taxes in installments or defer payment of taxes? When you sign up for the over 65 / disabled property tax exemption, taxes are reduced. Contact your local county tax office or appraisal district office. To read more online, access: You can pay taxes on your homestead in four installments. Due dates are January 31, March 31, May 31 and July 31. Contact your county tax office for details. Read more online at: You can defer payment of taxes on your homestead without penalty and at a lower rate of interest (8% annually versus 24%). Contact your local appraisal district office or county tax office for details. Read more online at: For assistance in Travis County, contact the Travis County Tax Office at (512) 854-9473. se habla espanol Telephone Numbers for County Tax Offices and Appraisal District Offices   County Tax Office Appraisal District Bastrop 512-332-7261 512-303-1930 Blanco 830-868-7178 830-868-4013 Burnet 512-756-5491 512-756-8291 Caldwell 512-398-1830 512-398-0550 Fayette 979-968-3164 979-968-8383 Hays 512-393-5545 512-268-2522 Lee 979-542-2640 979-542-9618 Llano 915-247-4165 915-247-3065 Travis 512-854-9473 512-834-9138 Williamson 512-943-1601 512-930-3787 Study Questions Prescription Discount Cards The Medicare Rights Center reports in their Medicare Watch newsletter that a recent study conducted by the minority staff of the House Government Reform Committee has found that prescription discount card offered by private companies provide little, if any, savings. According to the study, a one-month supply of all five of the highest selling drugs for older adults would cost an average of $426.08 when purchased with a discount card and $433.23 when purchased at regular prices from - a savings of less than 2 percent. The study also says this savings practically disappears if you take into account he cost of buying one of the discount cards for one year. So, if you are thinking about purchasing a prescription discount card, check the savings carefully. Medicare Watch Website Weather Safety Information Older Texans Should Take Care During Hot Summers Increasing temperatures are upon us here in Texas. Older Texans should take special care when exposed to the extreme heat and high humidity. According to health experts, one of the most dangerous factors during excessively hot weather is the addition of humidity. The combination of heat and humidity results in heat stress on humans and animals by interfering with the body's ability to cool itself through sweating. Victims of prolonged or high heat stress can develop heat cramps or heat exhaustion. If heat stress continues, the condition can progress to heat stroke and death. How Can You Avoid Heat Stress? Using common sense to stay cool is the most important protection and taking responsibility to help older people, young children and others is the most important protection a family or community has for the health of all its members. In excessive heat and humidity: Drink two to five times more than usual amounts of water and non-sugar, non-alcoholic beverages to replace fluids lost in perspiration; Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing and wide-brimmed hats while in the sun; Use sun screens with an SPF 15 or more; Take frequent breaks limiting physical activity; Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible; If air-conditioning is not available, pull shades over the windows and use cross-ventilation and fans to cool rooms. In very high temperatures and humidity, turn off fans or aim them towards windows. Consider spending the hot hours of the day in air-conditioned public places; Use a buddy system between neighbors and family to check on one other during periods of record-breaking heat. Tornado Safety Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, they are found most frequently in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the spring and summer months. A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Stay informed about the approaching thunderstorms by listening to a NOAA weather radio, and commercial radio and television stations. If a tornado watch is announced, it means that conditions are right for tornado development. If a tornado warning is announced, it means that a tornado has been sighted on the ground. If a tornado warning is issued for your area or whenever a tornado threatens: In homes or small buildings: stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. Don't open the windows (it is a myth that opening windows protects homes from tornado damage). Go to the basement (if available) or to an interior room on the lowest floor, such as a closet or bathroom. Wrap yourself in coats, blankets or towels to protect you from flying debris. In schools, hospitals, grocery stores or shopping centers and malls: go to interior rooms and halls on the lowest floor. Stay away from glass enclosed places or areas with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias and warehouses. Crouch down and cover your head. In high-rise buildings: go to interior small rooms or halls. Stay away from exterior walls or window-filled areas. In cars or mobile homes: ABANDON THEM IMMEDIATELY. Most tornado deaths occur in cars and mobile homes. If you are in either of these locations, leave them and go to a substantial structure preferably one designated as a tornado shelter. Remember: if you see a tornado and it looks like it is not moving, it might be heading straight at you. If no suitable structure is nearby: lie flat in the nearest ditch, ravine, culvert or other depression and use your hands to cover your head. Leave as soon as the tornado danger has passed to avoid swollen stream waters that often accompany thunderstorms. Other Weather-Related Safety Information More information about such topics as thunderstorm, lightening storm and flash flood safety can be found obtained from the National Weather Service HOME MODIFICATION/REPAIR A rural homeowner whose house needs repairs may be eligible for a loan or grant from Rural Development. This agency makes home improvement loans for people who may not need or cannot afford a new house, but need repair on their current house to bring it up to minimum standards. It also makes loans or grants to elderly to make or maintain the safety of their home. Loans are restricted to low-income elderly over the age of 62. Loans and Grants may be used toward home maintenance such as: Roof repair Providing a Sanitary Water and Waste Disposal System Installing Screens Installing Windows Installing Insulation Other Safety Measures Loans may also include measures toward bringing up house to minimum standards or making changes for the convenience of the residents: Adding a room Remodeling the kitchen Modernizing house Please call numbers below to determine eligibility for assistance. USDA Rural Development/ Rural Housing Service The offices that serve the following counties: USDA - Georgetown, TX (512) 863-6502 ext. 4 Serving Burnet, Travis, and Williamson counties USDA - Bastrop, TX (512) 321-3428 ext. 4 Serving Bastrop, Fayette and Lee counties USDA - Seguin, TX (830) 372-1043 ext. 4 Serving Caldwell and Hays counties USDA - Fredricksburg, TX (830) 997-8902 ext. 4 Serving Blanco and Llano counties Quick Ramps John Bowen PO Box 970 Dripping Springs, TX 78620 1-877-596-4490 Pin #0653 Pager 622-0632 Phone/Fax (512) 894-0183 We install: Wheelchair Ramps, Grab Bars, Handicapped Toilets, Wheelchair Accessible Lavatories, Lever Faucet Handles, Lever Doorknobs, Hand-Held Shower Heads, Wall Mounts for Television, Mirrors. Additional Services: Room Adaptions, Door Widening/Removal Architectural Barrier Removal/home repairs (serves several counties) Barrier Removal/Install Ramps and Bars 512.834.1827 Austin Area Urban League, Inc Emergency Assistance, Electrical, plumbing, and roof repair 512-478-7176 Best Referrals Referral service-home repair 512-476-2378 City of Austin Weatherize/Repair, Energy Audit, Low interest loan, whole house rebates 512-499-7827 USDA, Contact: Gwendolyn Mays Rural Areas (Burnet, Williamson, and Travis) loans and grants, 505 West University Dr. Georgetown, TX 78627 512-863-6502 Fax: 512-869-0579 Hand on Housing Contact: Laura Patlove Austin Metro Ministries,home repair (year round home repair by volunteers) 512-472-7627 Northeast Austin Caregivers Minor home repairs in Northeast Austin 512-472-6339 South Austin Caregivers Minor home repairs in South Austin 512-445-5552 West Austin Caregivers Minor home repairs in West Austin 512-472-6339 Travis County DHS-Emergency Home Repair Outside city limits 512-479-8355 Travis County DHS-Weatherization Program Weatherization 5021 E 1st St. 512-479-8355 NON-MEDICAL IN-HOME SERVICES A HELPING HAND for SENIORS (Renaissance Associates) 701 Brazos Suite 500, #1659 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 292-0799 Services Include: Hourly Monitoring and Companionship, Personal Care and Hygiene Assistance, Home Cleaning, Night Time Tuck-in, Grocery Shopping and Restocking, Meal Preparation, Client Check-in, Transportation, Lawn and Premises Care and Maintenance, Vacationers Care for home and pets. Companionship, Homemaking, Grocery Shopping, Transportation.......$14.85/ hour A-MED HOME HEALTH CARE 7800 Shoal Creek #145S Austin, TX 78754 (512) 323-5577 Fax: (512) 323-6670 Area served: Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Hays Services Include: Skilled Therapy, skilled nursing, private pay non-medical caregivers for home management and caretaking. Accepts Medicare. ANGELS FOR ELDERS 13501 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX. 78676 (512)847-7445 (Wimberley) (512)393-7559 (San Marcos) Fax (512)547-847-7395 Areas served: South Travis, all of Hays, and Blanco Contact: Karen Brady Rust, or Peggy Nell A for-profit personal assistance service, carries insurance and bonding. Homemaking/personal care $15.00/hr. ADL (activities of daily living, by CNA $17.00/hr Sitting/Companionship/Overnight $12.50/hr. Transportation/Errands $18.00/hr. Bill paying/insurance paper work/Finance management $20.00/hr. Prices are approximate and can depend on location, skills required, number of hours needed. Monthly retainers available for discounted services. Customized services are available. ANOTHER HELPING HAND Customized Personal Assistance 2122 Rountree Drive Austin, TX. 78722 (512) 478-1332 (512) 635-7664 (Cell) Areas served: Travis and Williamson Counties Contact: Cyndi S. Koble Providing: Sitter/Companion, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Meal Preparation, Grocery Shopping, Respite Care and 24 hr. Sitter Service Weekdays, Mon-Fri (7 am - 7 pm) $15.00/hr. Overnights, Mon-Fri (7 pm - 7 am) $17.00/hr Weekends, days, evenings/overnights $17.00/hr. Required: 2 hour minimum for service. BECAUSE WE CARE MEDICAL SITTERS (512) 990-3331 Area served: Bastrop, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. Contact: Diana Curry Homemakers, sitters, companions, personal care, respite, meal preparation, light cleaning in client's immediate area, and transportation (in client's car). Weekday (5 hr. minimum) $14.00/hr. Weekend (5 hr. minimum) $15.00/hr. Holiday (5 hr. minimum) $22.50/hr. Prices are approximate and can depend on location, skills required, number of hours needed. Monthly retainers available for discounted services. Customized services are available. CARING SENIOR SERVICE 2121 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 101 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-8585 (888) 707-8585 Services include: Assistance in Personal Care, Meal Preparation, Light Cleaning, Transportation, Respite Care, Companionship Care, Grocery Shopping Area Served: Bastrop, Burnet, Hays, Travis, Williamson COMBINED COMMUNITY ACTION, INC. 165 West Austin Giddings, TX 78642 (979) 540-2986 (800) 333-6325 Area served: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette and Williamson Counties. Non-profit homemaker program which serves people 60 years of age and older . Homemakers Sliding Scale Fee As Follows: Monthly Household Income Suggested Minimum Donation Per Hour $000.00 - $600.00 $2.00 $601.00 - $1,200.00 $3.00 $1,201.00 - $1,800.00 $4.00 $1,801.00 and up $5.00 Clients living in rural areas and clients that have aides doing their grocery shopping and errands are asked to make additional donations to assist with the mileage expenses incurred. An additional $.20 (ten cents) per mile is suggested. No eligible person will be denied services on the basis that he/she cannot or will not make contributions. This is a Free Will Donation. This program is partially funded by the Texas Department of Aging to provide Homemaker I services to impaired persons, 60 years of age and over. Self-addressed envelopes are available for your convenience. If you need envelopes, please ask your aide and she will get them for you. COMFORT CONNECTION 2208 Hunter Rd, Ste. 8 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4663 Fax: (512) 392-3479 Area served: Caldwell and Hays Personal Care, Home Maker, and Respite Care COMFORT KEEPERS - NORTH PO Box 202376 Austin, TX 78720 (512) 331-4211 Fax: (512) 331-2097 EMail . Area served: Travis and surrounding counties Services: Non-technical in-home care to include Companionship, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Errands, grocery shopping, transportation, and laundry. Daily TLC and 24 hour care available. COMFORT KEEPERS - SOUTH PO Box 92284 Austin, TX 78709 (512) 301-6663 Fax: (512) 288-8610 EMail . Area served: Travis and surrounding counties Services: Non-technical in-home care to include Companionship, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Errands, grocery shopping, transportation, and laundry. Daily TLC and 24 hour care available. ELDER ASSIST of AUSTIN 609 Castle Ridge Rd. Austin , TX 78746 (512) 328-4166 Area served: City of Austin and residences within a one-hour drive. Caregivers/Attendants (4 hr. daily minimum) $16.00 - $20.00/hr. Experienced caregivers provide: Companionship, assistance with personal care and rehabilitation, Light housekeeping and light meal preparation, Transportation (our car or yours) to appointments, shopping, and errands, Stay with clients while in nursing home or hospital, In-home conference with family and client provided by professional coordinator to establish a Care Plan under client direction and participation, and Assign a caregiver to match personality, interests, needs and concerns of the client. FAMILY ELDERCARE IN-HOME CARE PROGRAM 2210 Hancock Dr. Austin, TX 78756 (512) 467-6168 Area served: Travis & Williamson Counties. A private non-profit agency, serving Austin since 1982, licensed as a personal attendant program. Homemakers provide meals, transportation, companionship, light housekeeping and Personal Attendants provide bathing; dressing/toileting. 3-hr. minimum. No Medicare/Medicaid. Will work with Long Term Care Insurance. Not a Home Health Agency. Rates: Sliding scale $3.00 - $14.25/hr based on household income. Personal Attendant......$9.50-$15.25/hr. GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES 1600 West 38th Ste 202 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 459-5479 800-779-5974 Area served: Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties First Weeks Fee charged in advance: Assessment fee/start up $105.00 Home health services, homemakers, sitters, home health aides... 2-hr. minimum. .$35.00/hr.... 4-hr. minimum hourly rate: Weekdays..7:00a.m - 3:00p.m... $16.00/hr... 3:00p.m - 7:00p.m...$16.50/hr Weekend..7:00a.m - 3:00p.m... $17.00/hr... 3:00p.m - 7:00p.m...$17.50/hr. Assistance with bathing, light housekeeping, meal preparation: Weekdays. $35.00... Weekend. $35.00 HANSFORD HOUSE (dba A FRIEND 4 U 2) 9505 Hansford Drive Austin, TX 78753 512-836-0254 Contact: Betty Thomas or Betty Dockery Services Include: Non-medical services, personal care and hygiene, light house cleaning, transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping, or beauty salon, companionship with enlightening conversation or sharing a book. Rates: $15 ­ 25/hour or flat rate for weekends/nights. HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY ACTION PO Box 846 San Saba, TX 76877 Area served: Burnet and Llano Homemaker services. HOME INSTEAD 8711 Burnet Rd. Suite A-11 Austin, TX 78757 (512) 374-1414 Fax: (512) 374-1469 Areas served: Northern Travis and Williamson counties 9201 Bee Caves Rd. Suite B-100 Austin, TX 78746 (512) 347-9207 Fax: (512) 347-9227 Areas served: Travis and Hays County Website: Services include: Non-medical care for the elderly available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Services include companionship, conversation, meal preparation, running errands, medication reminders, light housekeeping and more. Service time goes from 3 hours to 24 hours including holidays. Affordable rates with personalized, fully trained and bonded caregivers. HOME REMEDY 512-282-7713 2504 Star Grass Circle Austin, TX 78745 SERVICES INCLUDE: Assessments, Bookkeeping, Care Management, Relocation Assistance, Supervising Personnel, Staff screening - full or part time KELLY HOME CARE SERVICES 3429 Executive Center Dr. Austin, TX 78731 (512) 794-0995 (888)-GO-KELLY (1-888-465-3559) Area served: Bastrop, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. Scope of Services: In Home Services, Facility and Supplemental Staffing, Comprehensive Assessment, 24 hour Care, Caregiving Selection and Assignment, Specialty Caregiving Training. Advanced FEE required - Reimbursed with First Invoice. Homemaker/Companionship: $13.95/hr. Homemaker - Live In: $170.00/day Certified Nurse Aide: $16.95/hour Home Health Aide: $15.95/hr. Home Health Aide - Live In: $225.00/day. Medication Set up: $50.00 LVN: starting at $31.50/hr. RN: starting at $40.00/hr. Case Management: $65.00/hr. LIFE MADE EASY 4107 Medical Parkway, Ste. 215 Austin, TX 78756 (512) 459-5631 fax (512) 459-8497 Area served: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Llano, Travis, and Williamson Agency Provides: Home Health Care, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing Services, Home Management and Home/Office Cleaning. MEDICAL STAFFING NETWORK 3301 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78731 (512) 459-5656 Area served: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette, Hays, Llano, Travis and Williamson Counties. Contact person: Rachel Hammon Deposit Required in the amount of the First Weeks Service, Reimbursed with the First Invoice: Home health services, Sitter companions, $13.95/hr.....Wk.end$14.95/hr. Home health aides (4 hr. min.) $15.95/hr...Wk.end $16.95/hr. NAE-LO 2126 Gaston Place PO Box 15673 Austin, TX 78761 (512) 929-5152 (512) 993-6538 Services: Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service PRACTICAL CARE CONTINUUM 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #253 Austin, TX 78753 (512) 380-9339 Web Site: E-mail is Area served: Travis, Williamson, & Hays Services Provided: Homemaker/Companion and Personal Attendant Care. Homemaker services (Meals, Laundry, Transportation, etc.,) $14 - $12 per hour Personal Attendant Care (Bathing, Dressing, etc.,) $15 - 12 per hour QUALITY SITTERS 1412 Waldrop Cove Austin, TX 78748 (512) 291-0085 Area served: Travis County Services Provided: Live-In's, Housekeeping Sitters, Regular Sitters Certified Nurse Assistants that will come to your home, Nursing Facility, Assisted Living facility or Hospital. THE RENAISSANCE ASSOCIATES INC. 701 Brazos, Ste. 500 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 334-6334, 1-877-224-1747, Fax: (512) 334-6333 Area served: Travis, Williamson and McLennan Counties Contact Person: Shelly Repp, Administrator A locally and privately owned company that provides non-medical homemaker/ Companion services in the home. NOT A HOME HEALTH AGENCY. Skilled homemakers, call for full service list. Rates: Weekday ( 7am Mon - 7pm Fri) $15.00/hr Weekend (7pm Fri - 7am Mon) $16.50/hr Live-in (Weekdays) $216.00/per day Live-in (Weekends) $240.00/per day SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, INC. 2200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78702 (512) 477-3796 Fax: (512) 477-6437 Contact Person: Katy Kappel ext. 203 Area served: Travis County Licensed home health agency providing non-medical personal assistance services since 1972. Non-profit serves people 55+ years and Disabled 18+ years of age. No overnight stays. Not a home health agency. Rates: Weekdays $10-$14 per hour depending on services provided, Weekends $11-15 per hour Sliding scale available to persons with incomes less than 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines and DHS application pending ($0-$7 per hour) Hours: No overnights. 2 hour minimum per day. SOLEUS HEALTHCARE 223 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. B-350 Austin, TX 78752 (512) 302-5499 Fax: (512) 374-9401 Area served: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Personal Care, Homemaker, Respite SUPPORTS WITHOUT LIMITS 866-421-1775 512-396-1406 Area served: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson. Services Provided: Personal Care Services, Housekeeping Services, Companionship, Transportation, Light Maintenance, Crisis Management, Home Health, Rehabilitation Services Call for prices. VISITING ANGELS AUSTIN 9811 Anderson Mill Road, Suite 175 Austin, TX 78750 512-250-2103 Contact: Margaret Clement VISITING ANGELS/LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES 5411 Balcones Woods Dr., Ste. 307 PMB 186 Austin, TX 78759 512-219-5165 FAX: (512) 219-5165 Area served: Austin and surrounding areas Contact: Dawn Knauss, Director PMB 364-402A Palm Valley Rd Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 244-2288 FAX: (512) 733-7231 Area served: Williamson Conty and surrounding areas Contact: Arvie Potter, Director A non-medical in-home assistance service that provides: Companionship, hygiene assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping assistance. In-home consultations with family prior to initiating service, family interviews caregiver prior to placement. Not a home health agency. Hourly rate (4 hour minimum)...$12.50-$14.50/hr. 24 hour live-in...$140.00/per day Sleep-over (overnight) service...$100.00/per night Texas Low-Income Housing Counselor HOUSING OPTIONS Apartment Housing for Older Adults Austin/Central Texas Area Local Housing Authorities: Austin Housing Authority 512-477-4488 Travis County Housing Authority 512-480-8245 Georgetown Housing Authority 512-863-5565 For Georgetown Section 8 Housing 512-863-4645 Round Rock Housing Authority 512-255-3702 Taylor Housing Authority 512-352-3231 Granger Housing Authority 512-859-2797 for income based or Section 8 housing Austin Tenants' Council: Affordable housing in the Austin area 512-474-7006. Tenant/landlord concerns 512-474-1961. An online resource for information on affordable housing is the Texas Low Income Housing Counselor web site at . Many local apartment complexes offer special rates for senior citizens. Services vary widely from complex to complex. Always clarify rental rates, fees, and the services included before signing a lease. When evaluating an apartment complex, look carefully at security and safety features, as well as management and personnel. Consider your transportation needs. Is the apartment within walking distance to restaurants, stores, banks, businesses and other services you may require? Are special services and programs for older adults offered? Do other older adults live at the complex and how many? If you have special needs, such as disabilities, which require modified units or help with such tasks as changing light bulbs, ask management before renting if they can accommodate you. Most will be happy to, if they realize your needs in advance, but do not assume. Please contact the following locations for more information about their low income housing programs. These are not affiliated with local housing authorities. *Denotes elderly and disabled development **Denotes income based apartments In Austin: *Cobblestone Court 2101 Davis Lane 292-1652 *Eberhart Place 808 Eberhart Lane 441-5551 Elm Ridge Apts. 1161 Harvey Lane 474-1566 Fairway Village 6118 Fairway Dr. 385-2405 French Embassy 9920 Quail Blvd. 837-2630 **Garden Terrace 1015 William Cannon 416-8300 Grant Villa 3706 Goodwin 926-4031 **Lyons Gardens 2720 Lyons Rd 236-1781 Marshall Apts. 1457 Salina St. 472-6935 Mason Manor Apts. 1137 Gunter 929-7288 Mt. Carmel Village 2501 New York Dr. 478-9912 North Plaza Apts. 9125 North Plaza 836-2303 Oak Creek Village 2324 Wilson St. 444-3581 **Oak Springs Villas 3001 Oak Springs Dr. 928-2015 Pleasant Valley 2501 Anken 447-7244 Primrose at Shadow Creek 1026 Clayton Lane 419-1525 *Rebekah Baines 21 Waller St. 476-6051 Salsa Properties, LLC 807 W. 12 th 689-6862 Santa Maria Village 8071 North Lamar 836-2296 South Ridge 3603 Southridge Dr. 442-9772 Springdale Gardens 3701 Oak Springs 928-3451 **St. George¹s Court 1443 Coronado Hills 459-8285 **The Lodge at Merrilltown 14745 Merrilltown 651-3555 **The Villages at Collinwood 1000 Collinwood West Dr. 836-8810 Travis Park Apts. 1110 East Oltorf 444-6773 University Park Apts. 2703 South Congress 441-1437 *Village Christian 7925 Rockwood Lane 459-9550 Walnut Creek Apts. 6409 Springdale Rd. 926-3699 *Western Trails 2422 Western Trails 447-8759 In Cedar Park The Ranch at Cedar Park 1301 W. Whitestone Blvd. 996-0700 In Georgetown: **The Oaks 550 W. 22 nd St. 863-8548 Metro: 930-0380 In Kingsland: TownePark Kingsland 101 TownePark Dr. 915-388-8137 In Leander: **Cedar Ridge Apts. 2702 So. Bagdad Rd. 259-9648 In Marble Falls: *Highview Ret. Village 200 Hwy. 1431 East (830) 693-5818 In Oak Hill: Southwest Trails Old Bee Caves Rd. 301-2442 or 301-3621 In Round Rock: Trinity Place Inc. 1203 Cushing Drive 244-0366 In San Marcos: *La Vista 1615 Redwood Rd. 396-2333 Sunrise Village 500 Parker Drive 353-5554 *Stone Brook 300 So. Stagecoach Trail 350-6026 *Denotes elderly and disabled development **Denotes income based apartments APARTMENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 30 - 60% SENIOR POPULATIONS Ameripark 1130 Camino La Costa Austin, 78752 454-0524 Ashwood 12151 Hunters Chase Dr. Austin, 78729 336-4100 Buckner Villas 11110 Tom Adams Dr. Austin, 78753 836-1515 Chelsea Creekside 2819 Foster Lane Austin, 78757 451-7511 Chelsea Homes Apts. 615 Wansley Drive Austin, 78753 836-7903 Englewood Estates 2603 Jones Rd. Austin, 78704 892-7226 French Quarter Apartments 2211 W. North Loop Austin, 78756 452-9984 Heritage at Gaines Ranch 4409 Gaines Ranch Loop Austin, 78735 899-8400 **Heritage Plaza 9121 No. Plaza Dr. Austin, 78753 836-7213 Juniper Springs 3500 Greystone Drive Austin, 78731 345-0126 Kensington Green 2200 W. North Loop Austin, 78756 459-5393 Park at Beckett Meadows 7709 Beckett Meadows Austin, 78749 891-9544 Parmer Woods 12429 Scofield Farms Dr. Austin, 78758 835-9080 Summit at Lakeway 1915 Lohmans Crossing Rd. Austin, 78734 261-7146 Summit at Westlake Hills 1034 Capital Pkwy. Austin, 78746 328-3775 The Clairmont 12463 Los Indios Trail Austin, 78729 331-7195 The Conservatory at Wells Branch (opening Feb 2005) 14320 Tandem Blvd, Austin, 78728 388-0010 The Continental 4604 South Lamar Austin, 78745 892-5995 The Lodge at Merrilltown 14745 Merrilltown Dr. Austin, 78728 651-3555 The Renaissance 11279 Taylor Draper Ln. Austin, 78759 338-0995 Towers of Town Lake 40 No. IH 35 Austin, 78701 477-8866 Westminster Manor 4100 Jackson Ave. Austin, 78731 454-4643 Wildflower Apts. 8912 No. Lamar Blvd. Austin, 78753 836-2751 The Woodlands 700 Janet Dr. Burnet, 78611 756-2145 The Pointe at Cedar Park 450 Discovery Blvd. Cedar Park, 78613 259-6525 Sun City Georgetown, 78626 888-266-8366 The Oaks 550 West 22nd Georgetown, 78626 863-8548 Wesleyan Retirement 1105 Church St. Georgetown, 78626 863-2528 Island on Lake Travis 3404 American Dr. Lago Vista, 78645 267-7107 Grand Court 2700 Sunrise Rd. Round Rock, 78664 310-0002 Merrill Gardens 8005 Cornerwood Dr. Round Rock, 78717 238-7200 Merrill Gardens 1720 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, 78666 392-7200 Redwood Springs 1401 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, 78666 396-8271 Sunrise Village 500 Parker Dr. San Marcos, 78666 353-5554 Schulenburg Regency 111 College St. Schulenburg, 78956 743-6537 Other Sources for Housing Infomation New LifeStyles, Inc. 4144 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75204 800-975-9439 214-874-6012 214-515-9202 fax EMail: Web Site : New LifeStyles, Inc. is a comprehensive senior housing and care guide listing all state licensed senior communities and care agencies nationwide. We also offer free metropolitan area print guides with this information in them. MEALS on WHEELS Meals on Wheels and other agencies for Home Delivered Meals County Agency Telephone Bastrop Combined Community Action 800-333-6325 Blanco Combined Community Action 800-333-6325 Burnet Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities (512) 763-1400 Georgetown Metro Caldwell Combined Community Action 800-333-6325 Fayette Combined Community Action 800-333-6325 Hays Combined Community Action 800-333-6325 Lee Combined Community Action Llano Hill Country Community Action Association (325) 372-5167 San Saba Travis Meals on Wheels and More (512) 476-6325 Austin Williamson Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities (512) 763-1400 Georgetown Metro MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Medical Assistance Program (MAP) is a service of the Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services Department. MAP provides access to health care, including prescription medications, through networks of established providers for those City of Austin and Travis County residents who do not have appropriate medical insurance coverage. To qualify for a MAP card, you must: Be a City of Austin resident (a permanent U.S. citizen) and Travis County resident with family incomes at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Index Guidelines, or Be a person with a disability or an older person whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Index Guidelines (If you live in the City of Austin and already have Medicaid, you will not qualify for a MAP card.) , or Be a City of Austin resident who is homeless and/or a non-permanent resident and/or a minor applying without an adult, who meets the income guidelines, or Be a resident who receives Medicare and meets the income guidelines. MAP benefits for this group are limited to dental and prescription services only. You can call the MAP central scheduling office at 972-5300 for an appointment to apply for a MAP card. You need to bring the following items to your MAP interview: Birth certificate or U.S. passport Texas Driver's License/I.D. Current utility bill Proof of income for the past four weeks Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance card/letter (if applicable) Social Security card Lease agreement or rent receipt Bank statement Tax receipt or property appraisal Proof of sponsor's income (if applicable) You can call any of the MAP offices listed below for alternate acceptable documents. Blackstock Family Health Center 324-8600 David Powell Clinic (HIV only) 469-7200 East Austin Health Center 401-1600 East Rural (Manor) Health Center 272-8881 Montopolis Health Center 385-5436 North Rural (Pflugerville) Community Center 251-6094 Northeast Austin Health Center 919-1000 Northwest Rural (Jonestown) Health Center 267-3256 RBJ Administrative Building (Dental only) 469-2086 Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center 404-1500 South Rural (Del Valle) Health Center 247-4746 West Rural (Oak Hill) Health Center 892-4962 Please for ADDITIONAL Prescription assistance PERSONAL EMERGENCY REPONSE SERVICES Associated Home Services Personal Emergency Response: Medication Management System Austin Office: (512) 266-6931 Dinsmore Emergency Alert Service Statewide: 1-800-572-5856 Austin local: (512) 261-1222 Installation: $50.00 Monthly charges for regular unit: $30.00 Monthly charge for voice unit: $35.00 Lifeline Systems Texas Statewide: 1-800-598-0520 Installation: $75.00 + tax Monthly fee: $39.75 (connected to owner's phone), or $45.00 (with phone/monitor) plus tax Lifefone United States and Canada: 1-800-882-2280 Monthly fee: $26.00 - $29.00 (plus initial installation fee), Persys Personal Alert System National: 1-800-631-7370 Austin: (512) 748-3016 Installation: $50.00 deposit for unit ($200 for waterproof necklace.watchband) Monthly fee: $25.00 Response Link Austin: (512) 407-9640 National: 1-800-894-1428 Enrollment: $50.00 + tax Monthly fee: $34.95 (Basic Service) Daily Wellness Verification: (Additional $5.00 monthly) Medication Compliance Monitoring: (Additional $10.00 monthly) Other available features: NonEmergency Response Button, Medication Reminders, Health Test Reminders Scott & White Central Texas Lifeline: (Williamson and Bell Counties only) 1-254-724-4727 Installation: $55.00 Monthly fee: $40.00 RECREATION CENTERS McBeth Recreation Center 2401-A Columbus Dr. Austin, TX 78746 512-974-9011 TDD-(512)327-6662 South Austin Senior Activity Center 3911 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-0787 TDD-(512) 462-2853 Senior Activity Center 2874 Shoal Crest Ave Austin, TX 78705 (512) 474-5921 For more information or activity calendars, please contact individual Activity Centers SUPPORT GROUPS Support Groups and Referral Information Organization Services Offered Telephone Aids Support Group Medical 512-472-2001 American Cancer Society Loss within past 2 years - Austin 512-928-1144 Al-Anon Family Group Groups for Families of Alcoholics 512-441-8591 Caregivers Sup. Group W. Austin; Caregivers as Parents grow Older Tarrytown Meth.; 2nd, 4th, and 5th Monday 512-327-1961 Center for Attitudinal Healing TTY 473-9210 Coping with Death; 2nd, 4th, and 5th Monday 512-327-1961 Deaf Elderly Club TTY 473-9210 Meets at South Austin Neighborhood Center 512-473-9205 Fax 473-9289 Death Support- contact Susan Cox For the love of Christi 512-329-5900 Emotions Anonymous- Shoal Creek Hospital- Contact: Mike Support Group/mix. Peers 20-Elders, Monday 7:30-9:00 pm and Saturday 12-2pm and Wednesday at 12 512-371-6566 Emotions Anonymous- Unity Church Support Group/ mix. Peers Wednesday, Noon 512-282-1843 Caregivers Support Group Contact Blain Nelson Triumph Love Lutheran Church 9508 Great Hills Trail 1st Thursday 7-8:30pm 512-266-7058 Hospice Austin Caregivers- Bereavement 512-342-4700 River Bend Baptist Church Widow/ Widowers 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7pm 512-327-6917 Self-Help for hard of Hearing People Hard of Hearing, 3rd Tuesday at 7pm 512-243-1636 Shoal Creek Hospital Alz. Cafeteria 2nd Thursday 11:30am 512-452-0361 Fax 512-371-6566 Widowed Person's of Austin Senior Act. Center Tues. 1:30pm 512-474-5921 Fax 512-708-1753 Widowed Person's Support Group, Contact: Susan Hyde Park Baptist Center 512-459-6587 Fax 512-459-0248 Medical Support Groups Organization Services Offered Telephone Arthritis Foundation-Scleraderma 3rd Wednesday PM. Specialty Hospital 7-9pm 512-706-1900 Fax 512-282-6606 Alzheimer's Association-Austin Support Groups Offered in Various Locales 512-454-5476 1-800-367-2132 Fax 512-454-4187 American Diabetes Association St. David's Hospital - Chris Cole Center 4th floor; 1st and 3rd Monday 6:30-8:30 512-397-4182 Brackenridge Hospital (Seton) Good Health, Rm 444 (will send Good Health Magazine) 512-324-4450 Seton Good Health School Cancer Support Group- Brackenridge Hospital, 9th floor- Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday 512-324-1994 American Lung Association of Texas Better Breathing Club Specialty Hospital 3rd Thursday of each month. North Austin Medical Center 2pm on last Thursday of each month Sp. Hospital, Contact: Delisa Hudson at 706-1974 North Austin Med. Center Stacy McGregor 901-1805 Capital Area Parkinson's Society (CAPS) Seton Medical Center (34th street) Times vary, call ahead 512-459-9876 Texas Multiple Sclerosis Society- Lonestar Chapter MS- Support Groups; call for information 1-800-344-4867 Ostomy Club Meets Monthly Contact Carol Laubock: 512-339-6388 River City Stroke Club/ Aphasia McBeth Recreation Center Thursday 10:30 am to noon Contact Christy Moreland 512-327-6498 Fax 512-327-6585 Texas Society to Prevent Blindness Support Groups - call for information Ms. Crawford 512-459-8936 Bobbie Kemp 512-452-7919 Fax 459-8937 St. David's Rehab. Services Pain Management 451-7258 fax 512-451-9648 TRANSPORTATION Please to see Senior Transportation Providers Chart. Please to see a "Ride Guide" Please note that these external links are provided for informational purposes only. AAACAP does not edit, control, or attest to the accuracy of the information provided on the websites made available through this page. 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San Diego Housing Federation News Join the Federation Search Newsletter Archives Weekly Briefs are sent every Friday via e-mail to SDHF Members and posted here 1 week later in MS Word format. Housing Commmunity Development News is Published Monthly and posted here the following month in Adobe PDF format ( click here for free Adobe Reader ). Housing News Links (updated daily) July 31, 2002 STATE City offers subsidies to build homes The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved a subsidy program that offers builders as much as $25,000 for every single-family, for-sale home they build on vacant lots in two redevelopment areas. Homes built in the city's Oak Park and North Sacramento redevelopment areas will qualify for the "Vacant Lot Development Pilot Program," proposed by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Builders constructing a two-bedroom, two-bath home would get "developer assistance" of $7,500. They will receive $20,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bath home and $25,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bath home. Group: Convert parking spaces into homes Silicon Valley has plenty of places to park but not enough places to live, according to a coalition of community groups that says the solution is right in front of us: Turn empty parking spaces into homes. Almost 16,000 housing units could be built atop underused parking lots, the non-profit Transportation and Land Use Coalition reported Tuesday. NATION U.S. Needs to Get Its House in Order to Help Shelter All Its People: Too many families cannot afford decent homes Los Anglest Times: As housing costs continue to rise far faster than incomes, the need to address the nation's affordable-housing crisis is no longer a topic of conversation just in Silicon Valley or the Big Apple or inside the Beltway. Housing has become a major economic concern and deserves the attention of our national leaders July 30, 2002 STATE Unaffordability crisis' culprit named: Developer to pay $118,000 per house in Northern California Development fees imposed by local governments have shattered the $100,000 per home barrier in one San Francisco Bay Area community, and if other cities and counties follow suit, the skyrocketing fee increases will make it even harder for working families to buy a home, according to the California Building Industry Association. Granny-unit amendment could affect thousands in Santa Cruz Last week s City Council s decision to amend its granny-unit ordinance could affect thousands of Santa Cruz residents. For the next year, the city will try a new way of approving small second units on single-family home lots. It will allow more room for parking on front yards, which will permit some garages to be converted to a second unit. It will increase the number of permits issued to 65 from 25 and will create a $400,000 granny unit loan program to encourage the construction of such affordable rentals. State high court lets fair housing commission award emotional distress damages A state commission can grant emotional distress awards to housing discrimination victims, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court upheld an order from the Fair Employment and Housing Commission that landlord Nancy Konig pay Sheryl Annette McCoy $10,000 for unjustly refusing to rent a duplex unit. The commission said Konig's refusal was racially motivated against McCoy, who is black. NATIONAL NAHB Report Outlines Ways to Increase Affordable Housing and Expand Rental Housing and Homeownership Opportunities Decent, Affordable Housing: It s the American Dream, a new report produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), focuses attention on the housing affordability crisis facing millions of American families and cites specific steps that need to be taken to address the problem. July 29, 2002 LOCAL Condos to oust senior housing downtown Low-income seniors do not seem to be the preferred neighbor for City Hall, a developer said Friday. Bill Effinger, a consultant of Innovative Communities, a home builder in Escondido, said he was told that his plan to bring low-income senior houses to the city parking lot at Maple Street and Valley Parkway across from City Hall should be turned into market-rate condominiums. Escondido housing in demand In the last two years, the city's once tepid housing market has gotten hot, startling even buyers who thought Escondido was an alternative to the more expensive, North County coast. Housing market hopping at low end, listless at high end Union Tribune's: It's been nine years since Goldie Wright and her husband, Vince Outlaw, sold their College-area condo and bought a 1,943-square-foot, three-bedroom home in Del Cerro for $151,000. Independent inspectors work for improved construction and fewer defect lawsuits Union Tribune's: Riding the wave of construction-defect litigation that hit the San Diego region like a tsunami in the late 1980s, home inspector Barbara Murray has found a way to help builders keep their heads above water. STATE Santa Clara housing trust builds on its successes With its first anniversary coming up Wednesday, The Housing Trust of Santa Clara County is well on track to meet the goals it promised. It could be resting on its laurels. Instead, it's preparing for the next step -- finding new sources of money to help even more homeless people, low-income renters and first-time home buyers find places to live in Silicon Valley. NATIONAL More New Jersey Municipalities Fund Affordable Housing than All Other States Knowledgeplex: More municipalities in New Jersey set aside funds for affordable housing than in the remaining 49 states combined, according to a nationwide survey by a Washington grass-roots policy think tank. At least 142 New Jersey municipalities have affordable-housing trust funds, according to the Center for Community Change's Housing Trust Fund Project. Fewer than 50 municipal funds exist outside the state, according to the center. July 25, 2002 LOCAL Escondido group's seminar to push downtown housing Union Tribune's: In many U.S. cities, a combination of businesses and housing are key to thriving downtowns. Here, downtown housing is all but nonexistent. The Downtown Business Association is hoping to change that by educating city leaders about how to create a downtown where people want to live. STATE Rents in county lowest in two years: High-tech layoffs, low mortgage rates, higher vacancy rates cited Apartment rents, which soared to record highs last fall, have dipped to their lowest levels in Sonoma County in almost two years. Rents have declined 3.8 percent since their peak last fall, the result of a weakened economy, which reduced demand for apartments, and an increase in the number of rental units. Growth Management Clashes With Housing in Central Coast Central Coast land-use policymakers appear to be deeply at odds with state officials over housing construction and growth management -- at least if the sentiments expressed at a Local Government Commission conference here last week are any indication. NATIONAL Housing / Senate Panel Adds $700M to HUD Budget, But Cuts Voucher Request by 19,000 Bond Buyer via NewsEdge Corporation : A panel of the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a proposed $32.1 billion in spending by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, including a provision that would create 15,000 new Section 8 rental-assistance vouchers. Fannie Mae Foundation Announces the 2002 James A. Johnson Community Fellows - Program Recognizes and Rewards Six Affordable Housing and Community The Fannie Mae Foundation today honored six community development leaders with the national James A. Johnson Community Fellows Award during a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Johnson Fellowship program recognizes and rewards leading urban and rural affordable housing and community development professionals by providing an opportunity to pursue personal and professional development goals through a $90,000 grant, which includes a $20,000 educational travel and study stipend. The nonprofit organization with which each Fellow is associated -- through paid or volunteer employment -- may receive a grant of up to $25,000 for transitional costs related to the temporary absence of the Fellow. July 24, 2002 NATIONAL Study Criticizes Federal Housing Program for Needy Knowledgeplex: HOPE VI, a federal program touted as a savior for the country's most decrepit public housing projects, has caused severe shortages and undue hardships for people who can least afford a place to live, according to a study by national housing advocates. The study -- contained in a report titled"False Hope"by the California-based National Housing Law Project and other advocacy groups -- was released as Congress is about to consider whether to renew the $574 million program for another 10 years. In Brief/ Fannie Lends $8.7B For Multifamily Units American Banker via NewsEdge Corporation : Fannie Mae said Monday that it financed $8.7 billion of multifamily rental housing in the first half. About 92% of the multifamily mortgages that Fannie bought were for properties that included apartments that families earning no more than their community's median income could afford. We're excited that preserving and producing affordable housing is at the top of our nation's policy agenda, Ken Bacon, Fannie's senior vice president of multifamily lending and investment, said in a press statement. Freddie Mac and National Council of La Raza Launch Program to Increase Hispanic Homeownership - "En Su Casa" to Link Hispanic Families to Homeowne Freddie Mac, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Bank of America, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and U.S. Bank Home Mortgage launched today En Su Casa -- a $200 million program combining innovative technology, homeownership counseling and flexible mortgages to enable more Hispanic families to own homes. Bush set a bold goal of creating 5.5 million new minority homeowners by 2010, said HUD Secretary Mel Martinez. I commend the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for working together to help more families achieve the American dream of homeownership. July 22, 2002 LOCAL Cash squeeze: Moderate-income, low-income households compete for subsidies Union Tribune's: This year, hundreds of people will be moving to new high-rise condos and apartments downtown in one of the San Diego region's most notable demographic shifts. But critics say this migration is leaving behind the very people who make downtown work the cabbies, hotel clerks and restaurant workers. This story explores whether public policy is closing the door on downtown living for many who know the area best. Impact of closing cost reform is questioned Union Tribune's: The Bush administration has called for reforms to cull hidden closing costs from the mortgage lending process, but there is disagreement over whether the effort will benefit San Diego County consumers. Habitat for Humanity left happiness and problems Union Tribune's: Mario Alberto Vera Becerra raised four children, who now have steady jobs and are married, in the simple but sturdy two-bedroom house that is part of what became known as el milagro en la frontera, "the miracle on the border." Turf, cops and housing on agenda Everything from artificial turf to police and affordable housing will be on the agenda when the City Council meets starting at 6 p.m. in its City Hall chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. STATE Renters seek protection Oakland will vote on a 'Just Cause' initiative that would require landlords to give specific reasons before issuing evictions. Meika Johnson and her husband thought their financial situation was finally improving when the 30-day eviction notice arrived. After three years of being a good tenant, Johnson couldn't persuade the landlord to explain why she had to move. Home-Lending Industry Says Anyone Can Buy a House So you think you can't buy a house because you have no down payment, or spotty credit or not enough income? Think again, says the home-lending industry. "There is a loan for everybody,"said Jay Featherstone, branch manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Temecula. People with Modest Incomes Can Still Afford Homes in Riverside Would-be Inland home buyers discouraged by record-setting real estate prices can take heart. Lenders, builders and agents say a household with about $50,000 in annual income can still afford an Inland home. It may take bulldog persistence to find the right house, and quick footwork to beat other buyers to the punch. Few homes are available for sale. And buying a larger, nicer or newer house usually means moving further east. State rejects housing elements Marin jurisdictions are hardly batting a thousand when it comes to getting the housing elements of their general plans approved by the state. The state has informed the county of Marin and the town of Corte Madera that their housing element drafts require revisions to comply with state housing element law. Housing plan fails state test The state of California has rejected Fremont's blueprint for housing over the next five years, saying the city failed to detail how it would provide low-income units. In particular, the state said Fremont's plan is too vague because the city did not specify the density and zoning necessary to achieve the goals outlined in the plan. NATIONAL Sound Science --- Not New Legislation And Regulation -- Needed to Tackle Mold Issue The nation s home builders told Congress today that research and information, not legislation and regulation, is what is needed most to address the mold issue. Lenders Must Recognize Tribal Sovereignty, U.S. Housing Official Says Union Tribune's: One of the federal government's senior housing officials, in an acknowledgement of Indian tribal sovereignty, has said that tribes"have to be at the center"of any successful mortgage initiatives on their homelands. It's their land, and it's their legal system that will provide the underpinnings for a successful mortgage product,"said Bruce Morrison, chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board."If you build from that direction out, you'll have much more likelihood of success July 19, 2002 LOCAL June's housing prices jump 24 percent Housing prices continued their rapid inflation in June, with the median resale home in San Diego County going for $329,000, up a sizzling 24 percent, or $64,000, from the same month a year ago, according to the San Diego Association of Realtors. STATE Mayor Jim Hahn Pledges to Increase the "Quantity, Quality and Affordability" of Los Angeles Housing Stock Mayor Jim Hahn unveiled his 2002 housing priorities at today's Mayoral Housing Summit, saying the success of the city's unprecedented $100 million Housing Trust Fund depends on financial commitments from the state and federal governments as well as the dedication of the city's financial institutions, businesses and labor unions. Union Unveils $100-Million Plan to Help Workers Buy Homes Los Angeles Times: The AFL-CIO announced plans Thursday to create a $100-million homeownership program for union families and municipal workers in Los Angeles--an effort to help workers buy homes in a market with record high prices. NATIONAL White House Interagency Council announces new strategy to combat chronic homelessness Fifteen years after enactment of the historic McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, President Bush's newly reactivated Interagency Council on Homelessness is announcing a new strategy to better coordinate the nation's response to homelessness. Included in the comprehensive plan is a unique collaboration between three federal agencies that would provide $35 million in permanent housing and critical services to long-term homeless individuals. The funding will include $20 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), $10 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and $5 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). July 18, 2002 LOCAL Housing dispute won't go away Union Tribune's: Escondido accused of not using money for low-income residents Union Tribune's: The city is preparing for the latest round in a long legal battle with an advocacy group for low-income housing that claims the city cheated thousands of needy residents of millions of dollars in redevelopment money. NATIONAL Connect Housing and Health Care, Seniors Commission Recommends The growing population of older Americans demands increaded attention to their housing and health care needs, according to the just-released report of the Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs in the 21st Century. The report's title -- "A Quiet Crisis in America" -- sums up its findings, which suggest that seniors' unmet housing and health care needs will reach crisis proportions in the next few years. Lack of Affordable Homes Rivals Health Care as a Problem for Working Americans Working families consider the lack of affordable homes as big a problem as the lack of affordable health care, a benchmark concern that has dominated public policy discussions over the past several years, according to a study released today by the Fannie Mae Foundation. Roughly the same percentage of working Americans (41 percent) believe the lack of affordable homes is a very or fairly big problem as compared to the lack of affordable health care (39 percent), and more believe it is a very or fairly big problem than high unemployment (34 percent) or crime (20 percent). In addition, 46 percent of working families say there are few to no good options for families in similar financial situations looking for affordable places to live. Requirement of HUD Approval Before a Grantee May Undertake CDBG-Assisted Demolition of HUD-Owned Housing Units ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement program regulations by requiring grantees to obtain HUD's approval to demolish HUD-owned housing units. The amendment will ensure that HUD receives notification of a grantee's intent to use CDBG funds to demolish HUD-owned housing units. In addition, the application of this rule will aid in preserving the supply of affordable housing that is available to low- and moderate-income persons. House Panel Gives Nod to "Thrifty" Vouchers Bond Buyer via NewsEdge Corporation : A panel of the House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would create a new category of housing-assistance vouchers for the poor. The subcommittee on commercial and administrative law passed the proposed Housing Affordability for America Act, which would create 5,000 new so-called thrifty vouchers in fiscal 2003 and 2004 for extremely low-income families, on a voice vote Tuesday evening. Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Awards $24 Million in Round A 2002 The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has announced $24 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants in Round A 2002. The grants will help generate more than 3,800 affordable housing units in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Illinois. July 17, 2002 LOCAL Support of Mobilehome Rent Control on the docket Union Tribune's: The City Council is preparing to reaffirm its support of the city's Mobilehome Rent Control Ordinance. The council meets in the Civic Center at 300 N. Coast Highway at 7:30 tonight. Mayor Terry Johnson said the council wants to dispel a rumor that the city intends to end the ordinance that regulates rents at mobile-home parks. Letter to the Editor - North County Times 7/14/02 Others win housing awards I wanted to let North County Times readers know that Community Housing of North County was not the only North County agency to win awards for its work in affordable housing last month ("Housing group wins two awards," June 28). At the same event, the North County Times was also given the award for best journalistic coverage of affordable housing. The NCT was recognized for assigning multiple reporters to cover housing issues and its balanced coverage of the issues. The city of Oceanside was also recognized for its work with the residents of Crown Heights to build Cesar Chavez park in record time. TOM SCOTT Executive Director San Diego Housing Federation STATE Pittsburg ponders affordable housing City leaders are trying to figure out how much affordable housing they can afford. The debate on how much to spend on affordable housing -- and what constitutes affordability -- began Monday when City Council members considered renewing an exemption that the state allows only two California cities, Pittsburg and Richmond. Council Halts Evictions, Will Tighten Law Los Angles Times: Housing Officials say landlords are using a rehabilitation provision to oust tenants and raise rent. Apartment owners say moratorium will prevent improvements Affordable housing goals clash with laws , officials say: Homes bought with public funds must now stay affordable for a longer period Local governments are under pressure from Sacramento to create affordable housing, but some officials say new laws are hampering their ability to meet state housing goals. NATIONAL Mixed-Income Housing Is a Proven Success in Several Cities Bryan Deoms didn't realize he was joining a social experiment in progress. He didn't ask what made the Timberlawn Crescent garden apartment complex unique. Management didn't volunteer. Timberlawn Crescent earns its place in history as one of the nation's earliest mixed-income housing projects. People who pay $3,300 a month for three-bedroom apartments live next door to people who pay $360 a month, based on poverty-level incomes. Atlanta Housing Director Gets Praise for Creating Mixed-Income Sitting on a plush couch inside the management office of one of Atlanta's mixed-income apartment complexes, Renee Glover carefully stacks the massive pillows to her liking. Two in front to lean on and another behind her to rest on. Someone had just delivered a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies and the delicate scent drifted through the office, while the hoots and cackles of summer camp kids playing in the swimming pool provided the soundtrack. July 16, 2002 LOCAL Daily Business Report San Diego Metropolitan A new Burnham Real Estate Services study shows that San Diego County apartment sales activity experienced its strongest first quarter activity in 13 years. The report shows that 4,352 apartment units were sold during the first three months of the year, the highest number of units sold since 1989 when 6,781 units changed hands in the first quarter. Even more significant is that the sales activity during the first quarter of 2002 was up 10.1 percent over the same period in 2001 when 3,952 units were sold. STATE California's housing affordability index drops/ Seven percentage points in May, C.A.R. reports LOS ANGELES (July 11) The percentage of households in California able to afford a median-priced home decreased by seven percentage points in May compared to a year ago, according to a report released today by the California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.). The May 2002 Housing Affordability Index (HAI) stood at 27 percent, down seven points from 34 percent in May 2001, according to C.A.R. The May HAI was unchanged compared to April 2002, when it also was 27 percent. Cure Housing Ills, Don't Treat Symptoms The 17-month-long, 124-page study by the 22-member Millennial Housing Commission largely recommended a hackneyed, treat-the-symptoms approach to the high cost of housing when it should have focused more on a cure. Revisions threaten housing bond Home and apartment owner interests could force substantial revision to The City's proposed $250 million affordable housing bond plan -- and make it unacceptable to the nonprofit developers who benefited from the last such bond. Housing fight won In perhaps the first victory of affordable housing advocates, the residents of the Seaside Apartments convinced the owner of their apartment building to re-enroll in the program that allows them to live there cheaply. Apartment managers Davidson and Kavanaugh Development in San Jose informed residents last month that they had reconsidered plans to turn the apartments into market-rate rentals. July 15, 2002 LOCAL Grants to housing agencies proposed POWAY ---- The City Council will be asked this week to approve $552,295 worth of Poway Redevelopment Agency grants to three nonprofit agencies that help provide housing for low- and moderate-income residents. Veterans continue offensive against homelessness SAN DIEGO ---- Rows of khaki tents, American flags waving in the breeze, and talk of squad leaders and the "chow line" helped this weekend to transform the athletic field at San Diego High School into a military-style encampment on the front line of a 15-year war against veteran homelessness. Planners to look at low-income housing, school CARLSBAD ---- Proposals for low-income housing, a private school and an industrial subdivision top the issues to be considered by the city Planning Commission when it meets Wednesday. Planners are being asked to recommend the City Council approve environmental documents and a site development plan for a 106-unit low-income apartment project in the Calavera Hills area in northeast Carlsbad. A conundrum called 'affordable housing' Union Tribune's: Politicians are searching for an expedient solution to the affordable-housing problem. Common sense would preclude increasing the cost of a product as a means of making that product more affordable. Yet, that's exactly the approach the City Council's Land Use and Housing Committee is taking by advocating inclusionary housing. News: Rep. Adam Schiff and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Knowledgeplex: Buying a home doesn't have to be a far away dream for most. That is the message from a"First Time Home Buyers Fair"hosted today by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBSF), Rep. Adam Schiff and the city of Glendale to answer questions for potential first-time homebuyers. Held at the Glendale Elks Lodge, the"First Time Home Buyers Fair"addressed issues such as qualifying for home loans, assessing the price buyers can afford, credit reports and how they affect the ability to buy a home and making improvements to a home after the purchase. STATE His $100 solution Union Tribune's: Local builder Michael D. Pattinson, an outspoken critic of fees imposed on home builders by government, has come up with a proposed fee of his own amounting to $100 per new house built in California. Increasing Home Prices in California Cut Down on Affordability Union Tribune's: Rising housing prices continued to erode affordability during May across most sections of California, including Los Angeles County, an industry tracker said Thursday. In Los Angeles County, only 32 percent of the households could afford the median-priced home costing $274,830 in May, down 5 percentage points from May 2001. Affordability increased 1 percentage point from April, according to the California Association of Realtors. CHFA Announces HELP for 1,100 Affordable Housing Units; Over $10.2 Million in Low Interest Loans Awarded to Localities Union Tribune's: SACRAMENTO --The California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA) announced recently that 10 city and county government agencies have been awarded more than $10.2 million in HELP loans to provide affordable housing for low income families. Housing Enabled by Local Partnerships (HELP) is an innovative CHFA program developed to foster partnerships between the private and public sectors. NATIONAL Housing / NCSHA Vows Action on Hill AGainst Looming Section 8 Guidance Knowledgeplex: Bond Buyer via NewsEdge Corporation : The National Council of State Housing Agencies is gearing up to lobby Congress to reverse upcoming guidance to be issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that may allow owners of multifamily rental properties to opt out of long-term Section 8 housing-assistance contracts -- a move the group fears could shrink the nationwide supply of affordable housing. Citizens Bank to Offer Most Workers "Forgivable Loan" for Purchase of a Home Some employers let their staff members work at home as a creative incentive. Others help their workers buy homes. Citizens Financial Group is offering some of its roughly 13,000 Citizens Bank employees a shot at a forgivable loan of $5,000 to $8,000 toward a house purchase. The loans, which the bank will forgive over five years, are available to workers who make less than $100,000 and have worked at Citizens a year or more. The program will become available in September. July 12, 2002 STATE NEWS Housing Affordability Plummets Housing affordability plunged sharply in May, as steep gains in prices statewide prevented more people from owning homes even as mortgage rates edged down, a report released Thursday showed. The percentage of those able to purchase a median-priced home dropped to 27% in May from 34% a year earlier, according to the monthly report compiled by the California Assn of Realtors. The rate from April to May of this year was unchanged. It marked the second straight month that the statewide index has recorded a decline of seven percentage points on a year-to-year basis, keeping affordability at its lowest level in 11 years. After-school programs among 7 state propositions OK'd for ballot Union Tribune's: Arnold Schwarzenegger's initiative to fund after-school programs and a measure to allow voter registration on Election Day head a list of seven statewide propositions approved to appear on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. The first three were placed on the ballot by the Legislature; the last four qualified through the initiative process. Measures approved so far: Proposition 46 Housing and Emergency Trust Fund Act. It would authorize sale of $2.1 billion in state general obligation bonds to supplement state housing programs. NATIONAL NEWS Sides Debate Section 8 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's upcoming guidance that may allow owners of multifamily rental properties to opt out of long-term Section 8 assistance contracts could shrink the nationwide supply of affordable housing -- but sources disagree whether the impact will be catastrophic or almost negligible. July 11, 2002 LOCAL NEWS Island economics and housing affordability Union Tribune's: Housing prices in San Diego are "pushing the envelope" of affordability this year. Rents reached similar crisis levels a couple of years ago and have now settled at a new "unaffordable" plateau. With rents and prices maxing out, it is no surprise that there are high and rising concerns about "affordability" of housing in San Diego. The situation has made it politically urgent to do something on this issue, perhaps through planned densification, some sort of "inclusionary zoning" or production of more subsidized housing units. When 8000 Units is Not Enough When the Downtown Partnership s luncheon on urban housing ended, the long line of guests waiting for their cars at the Emerald Plaza valet stand spoke volumes about the success so far in attracting working-class residents to the urban core. STATE NEWS Capitol rally pushes for homeless rights Calling it an extension of the civil rights movement, dozens of homeless and their advocates took to the Capitol on Wednesday to call for an end to laws banning sleeping on public land. July 10, 2002 LOCAL NEWS Hesitant step taken toward homeless aid in El Cajon Union Tribune's: Council hedges a bit and churches disagree. The El Cajon City Council threw its support behind a resolution yesterday to establish one homeless shelter for families and a second for single adults by winter. Carlsbad council gives Bressi Ranch stamp of approval The 585-acre Bressi Ranch project won unanimous approval Tuesday from the City Council despite opposition from some neighbors who said they feared pollution and traffic from new industry. STATE NEWS New law supports senior housing Legislation to make it easier for nonprofit, public and community organizations to obtain financing assistance from the state to build assisted living and nursing care residences for seniors and people with disabilities was signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis on Friday. County told to plan for 9,700 more housing units Santa Cruz County and its cities will have to plan for the construction of about 9,700 housing units by 2007. That was the decision handed down by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments board, which voted Monday to split the region s share of state housing growth 58-42 percent, with the majority going toward Monterey County and its cities. Representatives of Poor Areas Oppose Citibank Deal for California Federal Bank Citibank's proposed buyout of California Federal Bank came under fire yesterday from representatives of low-income neighborhoods who accused Citibank of ignoring their needs. At a teleconference hearing before the federal Office of Thrift Supervision, critics said Citibank's loans typically target high-income individuals or businesses in tony neighborhoods. NATIONAL NEWS Habitat for Humanity Founder Named "Georgian of the Year" Millard Fuller, founder of Americus, Ga.-based Habitat for Humanity International, has been named"Georgian of the Year"by the Georgia Association of Educators, the association's highest honor. "Millard Fuller is truly a man of action who has not only impacted communities throughout Georgia, but also across the nation and around the world,"said state Sen. Michael Meyer Von Bremen, D-Albany, recently as he introduced Fuller during the award ceremony July 9, 2002 STATE NEWS CalFed takeover opposed Union Tribune's: Citibank's record in poor areas cited. Citibank's proposed buyout of California Federal Bank came under fire yesterday from representatives of low-income neighborhoods who accused Citibank of ignoring their needs. Evicted? New website lists vacant apartments UNLESS you've been there, it's hard to imagine the anguish of a low-income family faced with eviction and finding no place else to rent. Think of the fear and frustration. When vacancies are low, many apartment owners don't advertise openings. Where do you even look? Condos in demand in Murrieta MURRIETA ---- With home sales surging beyond the reach of many first-time buyers, developers such as Pacific Century are ditching plans to build apartments in Murrieta and are concentrating instead on condominiums. NATIONAL NEWS Facing Up to the Housing Crisis New York Times Full Feed via NewsEdge Corporation : Congress set out 50 years ago to alleviate a crippling national housing shortage that had forced American families to double up with relatives or take their chances in dangerous, substandard dwellings. The Federal Housing Act of 1949 never reached the ambitious goal of securing a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family. But the law and initiatives that followed put government at the very center of the housing business and created livable rental units for poor and working-class people. Federally backed mortgage programs made homeowners out of millions who would otherwise have spent their lives among the rent-poor. Citigroup Foundation Awards $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity Program Aligns with President Bush's New Businesses Strengthening America Corporate Citizenship Campaign. Citibank today announced that the Citigroup Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to support the company's nationwide employee volunteer program. More Non-Profits Offer Down-Payment Assistance to Increase Home Knight-Ridder / Tribune Business News via NewsEdge Corporation : Jul. 6--For many homebuyers, paying the down payment on a mortgage is the biggest obstacle to owning a home, housing experts say. About a dozen non-profit organizations are now offering down payment and closing costs assistance programs to increase homeownership. The organizations offer a portion or all of the money needed up front to close the loan and borrowers don't have to pay it back. Making Ownership Easier For Lower-Income People New York Times Full Feed via NewsEdge Corporation : After living in a two-family house in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn for 10 years, Maria and Luciano Genao, who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic, wanted a house of their own. But they had only a sketchy idea of how much they could afford and how much the down payment and closing costs would add to their purchase. They also had no idea how to find a mortgage, a real estate agent or a lawyer, or what questions to ask, once they had found them. To Get Housing For People in Need This country is facing a severe crisis in affordable housing, and the federal government must respond. Millions of Americans are paying 50 to 60 percent of their limited incomes on shelter, and in some instances, working families are sleeping in cars. July 8, 2002 LOCAL NEWS When 8,000 New Housing Units is Still Not Enough When the Downtown Partnership s luncheon on urban housing ended, the long line of guests waiting for their cars at the Emerald Plaza valet stand spoke volumes about the success so far in attracting working-class residents to the urban core. Bubble Won't Blow Away Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. By now you've heard about San Diego's price bubble and you're scrambling to prepare for the big pop. It's too soon to start selling plasma or leveraging the kids' college fund to cover the lost equity. Supply high, demand higher for SM low-income housing SAN MARCOS ---- Hundreds of low-income apartments built in San Marcos over the last several years have helped revitalize aging parts of the city and house residents who are sometimes willing to wait two years for a unit. Eight land-use experts debate future of Qualcomm Stadium site Union Tribune's: What if the Chargers moved out of Qualcomm Stadium, left Mission Valley and said goodbye to San Diego? STATE NEWS Affordable-housing prognosis takes a turn for the favorable Union Tribune's: SAN FRANCISCO For the first time in recent memory, state and national housing industry leaders are optimistic they can finally get their arms around the affordable-housing crisis. NATIONAL NEWS Housing returns to the political stage Union Tribune's: Housing for all Americans, a lost political issue for the last generation, may be set for a dramatic return. New polls and housing surveys underscore the point local, state and federal governments are about to come under much greater pressure to help people find affordable homes. Study outlines cost of suburban sprawl Union Tribune's: An expansive study on the cost of sprawl concludes that the nation could save hundreds of billions of dollars and preserve 4 million acres of land over the next quarter-century. July 5, 2002 STATE NEWS San Jose, Calif.-Area Group Helps Churches Establish Affordable Housing PIA's idea, dubbed the Religious Properties Project, is to bring congregations that have extra land and a desire to address the region's housing crisis together with non-profit housing builders who have the know-how but not the land. PIA is offering to step in and broker that relationship. Citibank Announces $120 Billion Lending and Investment Commitment to California and Nevada Communities Citibank today announced a $120 billion lending and investment commitment to minority and low- and moderate-income individuals and communities, as well as small businesses in California and Nevada. July 3, 2002 LOCAL NEWS Former banker named leader of United Way Union Tribune's: The San Diego chapter of the United Way has selected a former banker with strong downtown ties as its new president. Fred C. Baranowski, president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, will assume the top job at the United Way on Aug. 1. NATIONAL NEWS NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS RISING National Real Estate Investor via NewsEdge Corporation : A new report by the Millennial Housing Commission confirms what advocates of affordable housing have claimed: More Americans are finding it impossible to find affordable housing. The group, commissioned by Congress, finished its 17-month investigation with a report issued on May 30 that calls for new federal initiatives to build housing for poorer Americans. July 2, 2002 LOCAL NEWS San Diego housing market in 'bubble,' consultant says Union Tribune's: Housing prices in San Diego have increased to a level that cannot be sustained, according to a new economic yardstick designed to help builders, lenders and investors determine which housing markets are overheated and in danger of collapsing. NATIONAL NEWS Just the Ticket for Affordable Housing With rental costs climbing in major cities, politicos scouting for new ways to ease the crunch should try vouchers. With chief executives being indicted, corporate earnings restated, and the stock market stuck in a painful rut after the bubble bust, it's popular to denigrate the economic achievements of the 1990s. Yet the longest economic expansion in U.S. history spurred an investment boom in innovation and technology that substantially hiked productivity growth. Worker incomes and household net worth rose as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in decades. And home ownership rates climbed to historic highs. Thanks largely to the combination of high-tech investment and robust consumer incomes, the recent recession looks to be the mildest in downturn in memory. July 1, 2002 LOCAL NEWS The housing crisis Union Tribune's: By now, most of us know the facts concerning housing affordability in San Diego County: - As of last month, only 22 percent of households could afford to buy a median-priced home, according to the California Association of Realtors. HOUSING FAMILIES AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES San Diego's YWCA stretches its mission and moves to break free of its national namesake A dilapidated, unmarked concrete building, where the ceiling is slowly chipping away, houses some of San Diego s homeless families. Tiny cubicles separated by tattered blue and white curtains are home to 40 women, 10 men and 100 children, give or take a few, who share three showers, two meals a day delivered by the San Diego Rescue Mission and a variety of chores designed to keep the shelter as clean and habitable as possible. CALIFORNIA NEWS Grant provides residents with homes The need for sufficient and respectable affordable housing is tremendous among the people who serve as the foundation for the valley s agricultural and tourism economy. So we join the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition in celebrating the news that the organization has received a $3.99 million grant that will help 300 area families build their own homes. A home provides stability. The U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, secured with the help of Rep. Mary Bono, R-Palm Springs, is testimony to the success the organization has had in helping 800 families to date build homes through its self-help housing program. Owning one s own home instills pride and provides stability. The housing crisis has been a burden to eastern Riverside County for decades. The grant will help ease the load. New bill to spur secondary units draws fire from cities SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The Legislature's newest vision to spur desperately needed rental housing is drawing fire from cities and environmentalists who fear it may blight neighborhoods. So-called"granny flats,"the small back yard or above-garage units touted nationally for older relatives, college students and other renters, should be easier to build in California, say senior citizens groups, affordable housing activists and real estate agents. To get more housing, hold cities accountable SB 910, PROVIDING FOR FINES, WOULD BE A GOOD START San Jose Mercury News Opinion: SOME cities just keep building industry without approving nearly enough new housing for additional workers. Some approve only big houses for the wealthy, ignoring the need for teachers and police officers, let alone janitors and gardeners, to live nearby. How do they get away with it? There oughta be a law, as the old comic said. NATIONAL NEWS HUD Secretary Focuses on Home Ownership Gap Knight-Ridder / Tribune Business News via NewsEdge Corporation : Jun. 28--As their two children grew out of infancy, Norberto and Rocio Aguilar longed to move from their rented townhome to a house with a yard where the children could play. Like many first-time home buyers, though, they struggled to save for a down payment. Back to top Copyright 2003 San Diego Housing Federation

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Celebrate Nonprofits Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation American Indian Health & Services Boys and Girls Clubs' POWER Hour Camerata Pacifica Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens Channel Islands YMCA Community Action Commission Computers for Families Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Ocean Futures Society Devereux Direct Relief International Easter Seals Leave a Legacy Fielding Institute Flamenco Arts Festival Friendship Manor Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Hillside House Home Improvement Center Santa Barbara Jewish Federation (SBJF) Low unemployment rate Maritime Museum Santa Barbara Montessori School Santa Barbara Museum of Art Music Academy History of Nonprofits in Santa Barbara Nonprofits in Santa Barbara Nonprofit Support Center Rehabilitation Institute Santa Barbara Symphony San Marcos Foothills Coalition Santa Barbara City College Foundation S.B. Historical Society Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Surgical Eye Expeditions UCSB Shoreline Preservation Fund Unity Shoppe Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association Seniors find a home at Friendship Manor, Garden Court A good, affordable home is hard to find in Santa Barbara, especially for seniors on low, fixed incomes. However, at the Garden Court and Friendship Manor apartments, run by a nonprofit management group, housing is not only inexpensive but features many simple pleasures of group retirement living. "You will not find more comfortable and inviting housing at any price," says Joe Franken, executive director of Friendship Manor. Friendship Manor has been around since 1973 on El Colegio Road in Isla Vista. The community, with 207 units, provides three meals a day buffet-style to residents. Each room has its own bathroom, and all utilities except for cable TV and telephone are included in the rents, which are under $600 per month. Amenities include swimming pool, games and entertainment, weekly non-denominational chapel services, garden club and volunteer opportunities. The center provides transportation services to residents for their medical appointments and shopping needs. Residents enjoy participating in various cultural and educational events at nearby UC Santa Barbara. Garden Court, an attractive three-story building on De la Vina Street between Anapamu and Figueroa, opened last December. Built with assistance from the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara, it offers 97 studios for $665 per month for people who qualify as low-income seniors. Garden Court also provides three meals a day, transportation, paid utilities and group activities. Chris Tucker is executive director of the facility. "Housing with services has long been an option for wealthy individuals, but rarely are such housing opportunities available to low-income individuals. Santa Barbara is fortunate to have two fine examples," Franken said. Both Garden Court and Friendship Manor are designed for persons 62 and older who are ambulatory and enjoy congregate living. While both apartment communities are designed for low-income seniors, Garden Court has income eligibility requirements. Both communities accept Section 8 subsidized housing applicants. In addition, both communities provide strong advocacy for their residents' access to community resources. Franken, who previously worked at both Casa Dorinda and Samarkand retirement communities in administrative capacities, holds certification as a retirement housing professional and skilled nursing administrator. he proudly pointed out that Friendship Manor and Garden Court offer low-cost housing to seniors as a result of the generosity of private individuals and government agencies. He attributes their success to efficient management by The Urban Group, a nonprofit that operates retirement homes around the United States. For more information about Friendship Manor, call 968-0771. To inquire about Garden Court, call 884-0095. Advertisers Assistance League 687-9717 Back to Life Hepatitis C Support Project 692-2860 (under construction) Camerata Pacifica 800/557-BACH Catholic Charities 965-7045 e-mail: Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens 925-9554 Community Action Commission 964-8857 e-mail: CLodise@CACSB.COM Computers for Families 964-4711, ext. 5400 Contemporary Arts Forum 966-5373 Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 963-1433 Devereux Foundation 968-2525 Direct Relief 964-4767 Easter Seals 692-6822 e-mail: Fielding Institute 687-1099 Flamenco Arts Festival 967-4164 Foundation Roundtable 963-1873 Friends of the Lompoc Library 736-3477 Friendship Adult Day Care Center 969-0859 e-mail: Friendship Manor/Garden Court 968-0771/884-0095 Goleta Valley Hospital Foundation 681-6468 e-mail: Hearts Adaptive Riding Program 964-1519 Hillside House 687-0788 Hinchee Foundation 967-7777 Home Improvement Center Jewish Federation 957-1115 League of Women Voters 965-2422 Leave a Legacy 568-0979 Life Network 569-3050 e-mail: Long Term Care Ombudsman Services of S.B. County 563-6025 e-mail: Maritime Museum 962-8404 Mental Health Association 569-1607 Music Academy of the West 969-8787 Non-profits, Inc. Consulting & Volunteer Services 569-5555 Ocean Futures Planned Parenthood 963-5801 Rehabilitation Institute 683-3788, ext. 177 S.B. Community Housing Corporation 963-9644 S.B. Dance Alliance 966-6950 S.B. Historical Society 966-1601 e-mail: S.B. Montessori School 966-7701 S.B. Museum of Art 963-4364 S.B. Museum of Natural History 682-4711 S.B. Symphony 898-0716 S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation 965-0093 S.E.E. International 963-3303 San Marcos Foothills Coalition SBCC Foundation 965-0581, ext. 2618 Shoreline Preservation Fund 893-5166 United Boys & Girls Clubs 962-0220 e-mail: Unity Shoppe Visiting Nurse Association 690-6282 Work Training Programs, Inc. 963-1685 YMCA 687-7727

CFN | Land Use Lines | October 2000 Land Use Lines October, 2000 News from California's Smart Growth Movement TABLE OF CONTENTS: Quotes of the Month Many Local Growth Measures on Upcoming Ballot Trends Point to Many Measures' Passage Proposition 37 Could Change Who Pays for Product Impact Tools & Resources New CFN Affiliates In-Brief Events QUOTES OF THE MONTH We share the common goal of working towards a better environment for people. This agreement recognizes that decent affordable housing for lower-income households is essential to our environment and that protecting the environment, open space and agriculture is also essential to maintaining viable livable communities. Stephen Harper, spokesman for the Faith Based Coalition, a group of churches and synagogues organized this year in response to the growing lack of affordable housing in Sonoma County. MANY LOCAL GROWTH MEASURES ON UPCOMING BALLOT The November 7th election will see dozens of local growth-related ballot measures considered by local voters - according to the California Planning and Development Report, the most since the 1990 general election. Measures to be decided include local transportation sales taxes, urban growth boundaries, specific development approvals, housing and office space limits, open space protection, and planning amendments. Three counties have local transportation sales tax measures on the ballot. San Benito County will decide on a -cent county sales tax to fund the widening of State Highway 25. Alameda County's Measure B is a renewal of the county's 20-year -cent sales tax for transportation. Developed by an unusual alliance of environmentalists, builders, and social justice groups, the measure includes funds for road repairs, highway expansion, bus and rail improvements, bicycle projects, paratransit, welfare-to-work transportation, and transit-oriented development. The latest polling shows 70% approval for the measure which, if it passes, will be the third such sales tax in California to achieve a two-thirds vote. A half-cent sales tax increase for highway capacity expansion was withdrawn in Fresno County after rural officials and environmental groups opposed it for not including enough funding for road repairs, public transit, and traffic safety measures. Also closely watched will be Measure A in Santa Clara County, which extends the county's -cent transportation sales tax for 30 years. The majority of the funds would go towards the $4 billion extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system from its current terminus in Fremont to San Jose. The measure is backed by the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales, Governor Davis and local business leaders but is opposed by the Sierra Club and other environmental and social justice groups, who prefer spending funds on less expensive transportation alternatives than BART. Eleven growth boundary measures are vying for votes in individual counties and cities. The City of San Jose is sponsoring a measure to reaffirm the city's Urban Greenline, adopted by the City Council in 1996. Alameda County has two closely-watched boundary measures on the ballot. One initiative would draw a new county Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) around Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, limiting the development of North Livermore which is currently planned for 12,500 new homes. That initiative is sponsored by the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, Greenbelt Alliance, and the Palomares Home Owners Association. A competing measure, placed on the ballot by the Tri-Valley Business Council and some Alameda County officials, would enact a less restrictive UGB that would include North Livermore development. Sonoma County voters also face a major growth measure, the Rural Heritage Initiative. The county general plan currently designates as rural about 80% of the county, and steers development toward existing urban areas. Seven of the nine cities in the county already have UGBs, and a UGB is on the upcoming ballot in the City of Sonoma. The Rural Heritage Initiative would for 30 years require voter approval for any changes to the county plan's designation of lands currently designated for agriculture, open space, rural lands and rural residential uses. Similar "Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources" initiatives are also up for consideration in San Luis Obispo County and the city of Paso Robles. Several upcoming measures place caps or voter approval requirements on housing developments. The city of Tracy in the San Joaquin Valley will see a resurrected measure to reduce the housing growth cap from the current 1,500 units per year to 750 units per year. Voters in the Bay Area cities of Danville and Clayton in Contra Costa County will decide on measures requiring voter approval for developments above 10 homes, similar to measures that lost in Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon last year. Several Orange County cities will consider local voter approval requirements as well. A measure on Brea's ballot would require voter approval for all development projects that have a significant environmental impact that cannot be mitigated. Newport Beach voters will decide on two competing measures. Measure S, the "Greenlight Initiative" would require voter approval for all development projects in the city that (a) are 40,000 + sq ft, (b) will induce 100+ peak hour trips or (c) contain 100+ units per project. Measure T, a Traffic Phasing Ordinance, would require that intersections operate below 90 percent capacity at peak hours and that developers pay a traffic mitigation fee. A Residential Building Permit Moratorium Initiative in the City of San Clemente could prevent construction of more than 5,000 new homes already approved for development and other residential expansion until a new north-south thoroughfare is built as an alternative to congested Interstate 5. Voters in some jurisdictions will vote on specific developments. Measure O in Sacramento County would allow construction of a 3,000-home subdivision outside of the county's current Urban Service Line. Voters in Lassen County will vote on a mountain subdivision and resort. Yucaipa residents will decide on a proposed "power center" while Monterey County voters will consider a specific plan amendment that would allow construction of a hotel, golf course, and employee housing in Pebble Beach. In San Francisco, two competing measures would affect the siting of dot-com businesses in some of San Francisco's lower income neighborhoods. Proposition L, backed by social equity and other interests, would freeze office development in the northeast Mission, Bayview-Hunters Point, and parts of the South of Market district, limit project sizes in other neighborhoods, and include new fees on commercial developments and live/work lofts. Mayor Willie Brown is supporting an alternative measure, Proposition K, which would allow some exemptions to the City's annual 950,000-square-foot limit on office construction, set a two-year moratorium on office development in just the Mission and Potrero Hill districts, and double development fees. Numerous Placer County interests are meanwhile trying to protect open space through a Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Program. Measures on the ballot include a -cent sales tax and an advisory measure earmarking the projected $8.3 million from the sales tax for purchasing open space and agricultural conservation easements, with the goal of preserving 70,000 acres of land countywide. The measure grew out of the Sierra Business Council's Placer Legacy Project, and is backed by a broad coalition of organizations. Other cities will consider planning-related amendments. San Marcos residents will decide on a charter amendment requiring zoning to match the city's general plan. Escondido residents will vote on eight separate general plan amendments, triggered by the passage of Proposition S there in 1998 which requires voter approval of all general plan amendments. For more information on these and other local ballot measures, visit STPP's review of California ballot measures at and the article "Land-Use Initiatives Fill Ballots" by Paul Shigley in the on-line California Planning and Development Report," target="window01" onclick="openWindow()"> TRENDS POINT TO MANY MEASURES' PASSAGE According to a new report, "Trends in Local Land Use Ballot Measures, 1986 - 2000: An Analysis of City, County and Statewide Trends," by William Fulton, Paul Shigley, Alicia Harrison and Peter Sezzi, many of these measures have a good chance of passage. This just-released report shows that in the last 15 years, there have been at least 660 measures on local ballots in California. According to coauthor Bill Fulton, also Editor of the California Planning and Development Report, the voters' record is as follows: ** Voters chose the slow-growth position 57% of the time over those 15 years. ** Pro-growth positions are more likely to win during recession periods than during periods of prosperity. ** Although expanding, ballot activity is still more concentrated in the coastal areas of Southern California, and the East Bay and South Bay in Northern California, with Urban Growth Boundaries measures considered most in Alameda, Ventura, and Sonoma counties. ** Only one urban growth boundary measure has failed, of the 37 put forth. Solimar Research, using a database of the California Planning and Development Report, has compiled information and results from all primary and general ballot measures from 1986 through 2000 in the new report. The report identifies trends in local land use measures, including the frequency, geographical concentration, passage and failure rates, and migration patterns of ballot measures. To download, please visit PROPOSITION 37 COULD CHANGE WHO PAYS FOR PRODUCT IMPACTS Proposition 37, a statewide initiative on the November ballot, reclassifies certain types of fees as taxes and subjects them to approval by two-thirds, rather than a majority, vote of the Legislature at the state level; and voter approval, rather than approval by the governing body, at the local level. Prop 37 affects fees imposed for the primary purpose of addressing health, environmental or other "societal or economic concerns." The proposition states that charges imposed for these purposes are taxes, unless government also imposes significant responsibilities on the fee payer related to addressing the public problem. Proponents of Proposition 37 maintain that their primary goal is to overturn a unanimous decision of the California Supreme Court in Sinclair Paint Company v. State Board of Equalization. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1991, passed by a majority of the Legislature and signed by then Governor Pete Wilson, imposed a fee on manufacturers of lead-containing gasoline and paint products, with the monies raised funding a lead poisoning prevention and treatment program administered by the Department of Health Services. The Sinclair Paint company sued, arguing that the fee was actually a tax, and so was unconstitutional because it was only passed by a majority and not two-thirds vote of the Legislature. In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that lead paint fees should properly be considered a "regulatory fee," rather than a "tax," and thus could lawfully be enacted by majority vote of the Legislature. Proposition 37's reclassification of certain fees as taxes would limit the ability of state and local governments to impose or increase certain types of fees. According to the Legislative Analyst, the result would be revenue losses from minor to significant, depending on litigation and subsequent elections. The proposition could invalidate fees enacted since July 1, 1999; however, it is unclear whether any fees fitting the measure's definition have been enacted. The measure's proponents and opponents disagree on the scope of fees that would be affected by Proposition 37. These differences would likely be resolved through litigation over the scope and precise meaning of "monitor, study or mitigate the societal or economic effects of an activity" and whether a fee imposes a "significant regulatory obligation." The sponsors of Proposition 37 are the California Chamber of Commerce, California Taxpayers Association, and California Manufacturers and Technology Association. Proponents of Prop 37 argue that a YES vote would stop hidden taxes on food, gasoline, utilities and other necessities, and make politicians accountable to taxpayers by requiring a vote of the people or a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to enact these hidden taxes. Yes on 37 website Opponents of Prop 37 say that a YES vote would protect polluters and shift their costs to taxpayers. Opponents argue that the oil and tobacco lobbies who have paid for Prop 37 want taxpayers to pay for the pollution and health effects their products cause. No on 37 website The California Budget Project's "Taxes vs. Fees: What Will Proposition 37 Mean for California," can be viewed at the CBP website TOOLS & RESOURCES NEW THIS MONTH! As part of our continuing effort to provide relevant materials in a useful format we have decided to create a new section devoted to 1) reporting the release of new studies, reports and surveys; and 2) highlighting the introduction of various internet tools. Please feel free to contact Kristen Angel at if you have comments and/or questions. HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: A new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition confirms HUD's studies that show that it's more important than ever for Congress to approve measures to increase the availability of subsidized housing. The Coalition's report, "Out of Reach 2000," concludes that in virtually every state and every metropolitan area, a large percentage of low-income Americans - especially those earning only the minimum wage - are unable to afford decent rental housing. The report's authors found that there is no single U.S. jurisdiction where minimum wage workers can afford the rent for a typical apartment in their communities. According to the report, in order to afford a typical rent for a two-bedroom rental unit in the U.S., a worker would have to earn $12.47 per hour, more than twice the current federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. In other words, a worker earning minimum wage would have to work 97 hours a week to afford the typical rent for a two-bedroom rental unit. View the full press release at POVERTY & INCOME: The California Budget Project (CBP) has released, "Falling Behind: California Workers and the New Economy." The report, prepared by Jean Ross, finds that California's poverty rate and the share of the workforce employed at poverty level wages were higher in 1998 than a decade before. This despite the fact that since 1994 over 1.5 million jobs have been created and total personal income has risen by more than a third. The report says that California's "new economy" is one of growing disparities between the rich and poor, and north and south. Visit CBP's website to view the full report, PUBLIC OPINION: The Public Policy Institute of California just released their ninth in a series of large-scale public opinion surveys, Californians and Their Government. Some findings of the current (September) survey conducted by Mark Baldassare: Consumer confidence is still climbing in the state: 42 percent of residents say they are better off today than they were a year ago, and 48 percent say they expect to be even better off a year from now. Although education is a priority for state voters, a majority (53%) now oppose Proposition 38, the school vouchers initiative. Voters believe that the passage of this initiative will neither help the public school system (56%) nor the students with the lowest test scores (53%). Governor Gray Davis continues to enjoy high job approval ratings. Two in three Californians say they approve of the way he is handling his job. The California Legislature also receives the approval of a majority of residents (56%). The report includes survey questions and results and can be viewed at A published report is available and may be ordered by calling (800) 232-5343 [mainland U.S.] or (415) 291-4415 [Canada, Hawaii, overseas]. SMART GROWTH IN THE STATES: The Sierra Club has released a new survey, "Smart Choices or Sprawling Growth: A 50-State Survey of Development." It looks at development in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the survey, Northern California receives a thumbs-up for the Ohlone-Chynoweth Commons Project (San Jose) and a thumbs-down for the Bickford Ranch Project (Placerville). Southern California received a thumbs-up for their Village Green Development (Los Angeles) and a thumbs-down for Newhall Ranch. Assessment of Northern California: Assessment of Southern California: Full Report: ECONOMIC FORECAST: According to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, a dwindling supply of homes and growing population will hang like dark clouds over an otherwise bright California economy during the next two decades. Rajeev Dhawan, the report's author, says that the resulting housing crunch is unlikely by itself to derail California's prosperity, but could create a drag on the economy if high home prices prompt residents to leave or prevent newcomers from moving here. "The quality of life issue, because of housing affordability, has become a prime issue in my long-term forecast," Dhawan said in an interview. "I see all the factors of good growth, but the one negative thing is housing." Except for housing, the forecast for California and the rest of the nation is optimistic. Forecasts for California and the nation can be found at WORKING POOR: Following several recent statewide studies showing that the state's high-tech boom is leaving the poor behind, a new study by the San Diego-based Center on Policy Initiatives ( ) partially released earlier this month finds that the percentage of working poor in the region continues to rise despite the economic high times. "The high-tech sector is generating many high-wage jobs, but low-wage jobs in the growing service and visitor industry sectors are growing even faster during our region's prolonged economic expansion," said Sundari Baru, an economist who wrote the Center on Policy Initiatives report with economists Enrico Marcelli and Donald Cohen. "High-tech growth can be a catalyst for the region's economic development, but our data show that the majority of the region's employment growth is in sectors not affected by planning efforts," Baru said. "Clearly, planners must address these jobs if they are to impact the growing inequality in our region." The 100-page report is called "Planning for Shared Prosperity or Growing Inequality: An In-Depth Look at San Diego's Leading Industry Clusters." To request a copy of the report, contact CPI at 1.858.277.4538. INTERNET MAPPING: Healthy Communities Environmental Mapping is a free Internet service that combines information on HUD's community development and housing programs with EPA's environmental data. The maps provide the location, type and performance of HUD-funded activities in every neighborhood across the country and selected EPA information on brownfields, hazardous wastes, air pollution and waste water discharges. This resource will provide residents with more understanding on community development, housing and environmental information. To use the service, go to: NEW CFN AFFILIATES CFN welcomes the following new Affiliates: LATINO URBAN FORUM The Latino Urban Forum (LUF) is dedicated to improving the environment for Latino communities. LUF was formed for the purpose of assembling stakeholders in issues related to Latino urbanism. Latino urbanism involves local culture, community development, neighborhood planning and civic matters. LUF has the following objectives: 1) Review community development projects that impact Latino residents; 2) Foster discussions and debate around Latino urbanism; 3) Identify problems that involve architecture, education, cultural resources, economic development, housing, land use, housing and transportation; 4) Research topics related to Latino neighborhoods; 5) Conduct education on the built environment; and 6) Conduct advocacy on these issues. For additional information on LUF, visit their website at THE WINE INSTITUTE The Wine Institute is the association of nearly 450 California wineries and affiliated businesses dedicated to initiating and advocating state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible consumption and enjoyment of wine. The Institute acts as a strong voice for the wine industry to educate public policy leaders and decision-makers on the consequences of punitive legislation, regulation and taxation, thus helping to gain fair access to markets for wine and countering the threat of greater excise taxes created by governmental budgetary pressures. The Institute increases public awareness and understanding of the wine industry and its legitimate and important role in the American economy, lifestyle and culture. The Institute's scientific research and education effort provides factual evidence to media, policy-makers and other opinion leaders on the health benefits of moderate wine and alcohol consumption with meals, as well as shares the industry's perspective on health and social issues. Its social responsibility program encourages the proper use of wine and supports the reduction of alcohol problems. Visit the Wine Institute's website at IN-BRIEF *The League of California Cities' Board of Directors recently adopted 10 Principles For Smart Growth. These principles are the result of a lengthy discussion within the League's policy committee process that began in Spring 1999, when a 15-member Smart Growth Subcommittee was established in response to increased public discussion and debate about existing patterns of land use. Recent public concern with development impacts has been expressed in a number of ways, including: Pressure on city councils to establish urban limit lines; Citizen-led local ballot initiatives designed to impose growth caps and remove local land use authority; Legislative proposals to inject state supervision and control of local planning; and Rumors of possible future statewide ballot initiatives to create additional coastal commission-type authorities to control land use in the Central Valley and other high-growth areas of the state. The League is concerned that if local governments are not proactive in addressing the underlying issues, then local citizen initiatives, state ballot initiatives or the Legislature may impose laws removing local land use control and place it in the hands of local voters, state agencies or regional bodies. Local fiscal restructuring is a key ingredient to altering some of the problems that result in existing land use patterns, and is the highest priority of the League. However, there are also many other aspects of problems associated with growth that can be addressed in conjunction with fiscal reform. To view the League's 10 Smart Growth Priorities visit their online magazine at *In a Los Angeles Times opinion article, Jan Breidenbach, executive director of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (a CFN Affiliate), and Peter Dreier, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Occidental College, highlight the plight of low-income families in California, where the gap between income levels and rent is the widest in the country. Many low-income families pay over half of their income on rent and still live in substandard housing; the Citizens Task Force on Slum Housing reports that one in nine apartments in Los Angeles is below par. Breidenbach and Dreier add that the housing crisis adversely affects businesses, for there is less disposable income for people to spend on goods and services. While the booming economy has created many low-wage jobs, there has not been enough affordable housing created to serve the workers. Raising the minimum wage and increasing the amount of affordable housing are the obvious solutions, the authors assert, and businesses, community groups, and nonprofits need to push state and federal agencies to address these housing issues through programs such as income tax credits, housing vouchers and subsidies, and raising the minimum wage in the state. Full Text: *The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has made an unprecedented move in attempting to block the passage of Measure O, an initiative that would change the land use designation of 2,000 acres outside of the county's urban service line in order to build a gated retirement community. While the air quality district has no power to make land use decisions, it opposes the measure because the vehicle pollution from the development would make it difficult to meet federal air quality standards by 2005, which could result in the loss of federal highway funds. The measure's proponent argues that the air quality district overstepped its political bounds, but an official counters that the developer of the project is using the initiative process to "bypass the system" after being turned down by county supervisors. Full Text: *The Planning Commissioners Journal sent the following question to Vice President Al Gore, Governor George W. Bush, and Ralph Nader (Mr. Nader did not reply): "Many citizens appear increasingly concerned about sprawl, the declining health of downtown areas, and the loss of open space and natural areas. While many state and local governments are seeking to address these concerns, we would like to know what role, if any, you believe the federal government should play?" Their responses can be found at EVENTS "Redefining Community: A Smart Growth Approach to Street and Neighborhood Design, Crime Prevention, and Public Health and Safety," co-hosted by the Local Government Commission and Penn State University, will be held January 19-20, 2001 at the historic US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. This conference will gather a broad range of practitioners to examine how to work together to redesign existing neighborhoods and improve the design of new neighborhoods to create safe and more walkable communities. Experts will present case studies, techniques and best practices that have provided alternatives to auto use and positively impacted public health and safety by increasing walking, decreasing violent crime and reducing pedestrian traffic accidents. For additional information, please contact Michele Kelso, Program Manager for the Local Government Commission at (916) 448-1198, or Mark Bernhard, Senior Conference Planner, Pennsylvania State University at (814) 863-5100. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting is the one annual event that brings it all together with hundreds of events over four days, including real estate tracks, networking opportunities, cultural tours and mobile workshops, personal development sessions, and general session speakers. ULI's Annual Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 31 - November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL. The Early Bird registration deadline is October 6, 2000. For more information visit or call 800-321-5011. The PCL Foundation will be offering combination General Plan and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) workshops in Claremont, October 21st; Carlsbad, October 22nd; and Sacramento, November 4th. These one-day workshops will introduce citizens, elected officials, planners, the media and attorneys interested in land use and environmental policy to the State Planning and Zoning Law and CEQA. Each workshop will be limited to 50 people and registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost of the workshop is $45, which includes PCLF's Citizens Guide to CEQA and its Citizen's Guide to the General Plan, beverages and lunch. For more information, please call Lilly Okamura at (916) 313-4524 or e-mail . To register on-line, go to *For a complete listing of upcoming Smart Growth-related events or to submit a listing for your own event, please visit CFN's online calendar at Home Who We Are Action Reform Agenda Resources Calendar Search / Site Map What's New Password Area Copyright 2002, California Futures Network. All Rights Reserved. Webmaster Powered by Concieo

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ATTACHMENT C RECOMMENDED TEAMS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL SUBMITTALS Representative Sampling of Comparable Developments I. Developer Bridge Housing Corporation (Affordable Residential Developer) BRE Properties, Inc. (Market Rate Residential Developer) II. Design Team McLarand Vasquez Emsiek Partners (Architect) Ah’b é (Landscape Architect) BRIDGE has substantial experience developing a wide variety of affordable housing projects.   BRE focuses primarily on development and management of market-rate apartment communities.   The team has demonstrated a commitment to the development of sustainable affordable housing in an infill environment. BRIDGE Housing Corporation Marin City USA – Marin City , CA · Ownership: 22 of 85 residences at 80 -120 percent of area median income (AMI) · Rental: 94 of 255 residences at 35 - 80 percent of AMI; and 8 of the 255 residences at 80 -120 percent of AMI · Affordable and market rate rental and for-sale apartments, retail space, and infrastructure developments on 47 acres · The development includes a childcare center, a church, tennis courts, playing fields, and a playground · Completed: 1998 Madela Gateway – Oakland , CA       · 168 rental residences at 0 – 60 percent of AMI · 14 ownership residences at 65 – 100 percent of AMI · Affordable rental flats and townhouses; affordable ownership townhomes; 20,000 square feet of retail space; and various infrastructure developments on 4.3 acres · Total Project Cost: $53.2 million o Rental: $42 million; o Ownership: $5.5 million; and o Infrastructure: $5.7 million · Rental completion: November 2004 · Ownership: In predevelopment Metro Center Senior Apartments – Foster City , CA       · 60 affordable senior apartments at 40 – 60 percent of AMI; and 42 market-rate apartments on 2.62 acres · Total Project Cost: $15 million · Completed: 1997 Mabuhay Court Apartments Northside Community Center – San Jose , CA       · 96 affordable senior apartments (at 30 – 50 percent of AMI); and 16,000 square foot city-owned community center on 1.7 acres · Total Project Cost: $22.6 million · Completed: 2002 One Church Street Apartments – San Francisco , CA       · 93 affordable units at 20 – 60 percent of AMI on 1 acre site · Total Project Cost: $27.2 million · Completed: 2002 BRE Properties Pinnacle at Fullerton – Fullerton , CA       · 192 apartment residences on 2.4 acres · Project consists of four stories of apartments over two levels of parking and retail · The development includes a central courtyard, a swimming pool, spa, outdoor entertainment, barbecue area, club room, and fitness center · Completed: April 2004 Pinnacle at MacArthur Place – South Coast Metro, CA       · 253 rental apartment residences on 3.5 acres · 20,000 square feet of retail space · Residences range in size from 551 up to 1,525 square feet · The development includes 4,000 square foot clubhouse, a retail promenade, a pool, spa, sun decks, picnic and barbecue areas, and a fitness center · Completed: 2004 Pinnacle at Talega – San Clemente , CA       · 362 apartment residences on 16.9 acres · Includes a 5,040 square foot resident clubhouse, business center, a pool, spa, lounge, and fitness facility · Completed: 2004 The Heights – Chino Hills , CA       · 208 apartment residences on 12.74 acres · Includes a pool, spa, fitness center, clubhouse, business center, movie theater, and a playground · Estimated completion: 2005 McLarand Vasquez Emsiek Fruitvale Transit Village – Oakland , CA       · 10 acre mixed-use project adjacent to an existing BART station and Fruitvale’s central business district · Replacement of on-grade parking lot with commercial, retail and entertainment · 30,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, 60,000 square feet of office, 40,000 square foot health clinic, 12,000 square foot community resource center, 5,000 square foot library, and 47 residential live/work residences · The development consists of two buildings with retail on the first floor, community facilities on the second floor and loft housing on the third floor · Completed: 2004 Promenade at Rio Vista – San Diego , CA       · 970 residences on 13.8 acre mixed-use site · Six buildings of four stories over two level subterranean garage · Commercial and retail to surround a large common area · Completed: 2004 Durant Village – Oakland , CA       · 168 residences · Three story for-sale townhomes · Completed: March 2003 Las Bougainvilleas – Oakland , CA       · 68 affordable senior apartment residences · One building of many on the 30 acre mixed-use project around the Fruitvale BART station · Completed: May 1998 Ab’h é Belmont Village – Hollywood , CA       · Designed the perimeter of the building and the two courtyards located inside the building   · Cost: $120,000 Castlewood Senior Housing – Los Angeles , CA       · Designed a courtyard and site designs for this subsidized senior housing apartment building · Cost: $300,000 Park West Senior Housing – Los Angeles , CA       · Designed two courtyards, a circular swimming pool, an amphitheater space, fountains, and connecting walkways · Completed: 2002 · Cost: $375,000 I. Developer Castle and Cooke, Inc. – (Market Rate Residential Developer) Steadfast Apt Communities (Affordable Housing Developer) II. Design Team Van Tilburg, Banvard Soderberg, AIA (Architects) Pamela Burton Company (Landscape Architects) Castle and Cooke’s experience is focused on the development of large-scale, master planned communities.   Steadfast has demonstrated ability to develop affordable housing, mixed-use development and infill housing. Castle and Cooke, Inc. Westlake Hotel and Wellness Center – Thousand Oaks , CA       · 20 acre, 473,155 total square foot mixed-use development includes 267 room hotel, conferencing facilities, full-service spa, and fitness center · Medical facility with physicians on staff to provide diagnostic services and outpatient recuperative facilities · Total Project Cost (estimated): $200 million · Expected completion: April 2006 Lake Sherwood Golf Club – Thousand Oaks , CA       · 1,900 acre residential community (+669 lots) surrounding the Sherwood Country Club and Golf Course · Total Project Cost: 500 million + · Expected completion of full development scope: 2015 Mililani Mauka – Mililani , HI       · 1,300 acre master planned residential community in central Oahu · Residential units will range from affordable entry-level apartments to upper-end single family homes · The development includes regional commercial shopping centers, neighborhood recreation centers, and community parks · Project costs 1998- 2007: $745 million (1998 – 2003: $433 million, 2004: $92 million, 2005-2007: $220 million) · Project began in 1989 and expected for completion by the end of 2007 The Alberhill Ranch Project – Lake Elsinore , CA       · 511 acres with 1,178 single family residences and 392 multifamily residences · The project will also include new school facilities, and a 30 acre regional park · Construction: 2004-2011 · First residence sales: 2005 · Final residence sales: 2011 Seven Oaks – Bakersfield , CA       · 1,700 acre master planned community (+/- 900 lots) surrounding the Seven Oaks Country Club and Golf Course · Total Project Cost: $265 million · Construction commenced: 1991 · Estimated completion: 2008 The Crossings at Corona – Corona , CA       · 536,00 square feet of retail space has been leases, and 925,000 square feet of additional retail space is planned · Total Project Cost: $100 million · Estimated completion: 2005 Steadfast Apartment Communities Plaza Apartments – Boise , ID       · 299 affordable apartment residences (at 60 percent or less of AMI) and 25,300 square feet of retail space · 30 of the residences will be available to Section 8 voucher holders · Mixed-use project (“The Civic Plaza Project”) is a part of the larger 20 acre master planned project (“Ada County Courthouse Corridor Project and Idaho Place Project”) River Run Apartments – Corona , CA       · 360 affordable senior apartments (90 percent reserved for low-income seniors, 10 percent reserved for very low-income seniors) · The project consists of six three-story apartment buildings with one and two bedroom units · The project includes a community room, picnic and barbecue area, a pool, shuffleboard, laundry facilities and gated entry · Financing package includes funds from East-West Bank, Fannie Mae, Century Housing, the City of Corona , and the Flood Control District · Estimated completion: Late 2004 The Courts   – Oxnard , CA       · Steadfast recently entered into exclusive negotiations with the Housing Authority · 260 public housing residences on 30 acres · The project will be financed with 4 percent Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bonds, and State of California Multi-Family Housing Program (MPH) Funds Van Tilburg, Banvard and Soderbergh Castelar Apartments – Chinatown; Los Angeles , CA       · 103 affordable family apartments · High-density infill (1 acre site) · 1,800 square foot community facility, two levels of parking, · 9 percent tax credits secured from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee · Total Project Cost: $16 million, exclusive of land Fairway Ranch Community – Dublin , CA       · 900 residences on 22 acres of vacant land- 322 senior residences, 304 family apartment residences, 6,500 square feet of retail and 5,000 square feet of community use facilities · 535 of the 626 residences in the first phase are reserved for affordable incomes, while 91 of the residences are market-rate · Total Project Cost: $105 million, exclusive of land Archstone Pasadena – Pasadena , CA · 120 residences over 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail (total building square feet 125,000) · Five-story mixed-use residential and retail building on a 1.1 acre site · Total Project Cost: $28 million, exclusive of land Pamela Burton Company Colorado Center (formerly MGM Plaza and Colorado Place )   – Santa Monica , CA       · 14 acre site, six buildings with extensive walkways, planting areas and plazas over a three level parking garage and a public park · Update to 20+year appearance of development · Total Project Cost: $11,000,000 · Completed: April 2004 Santa Monica Library – Santa Monica , CA       · New library facility: 71,102 square feet on a three acre site · Total Project Cost: $42,600,000 · Estimated completion: December 2004 UCLA Orthopedic Hospital   – Santa Monica , CA       · Development includes a park space, courtyards and plazas surrounding a hospital replacement facility and parking structure · Total Project Cost: $132,000,000 · Estimated completion: December 2004 I. Developer The Related Companies II. Design Team Moore Ruble Yudell Architects Planners Koning Eizenberg Architecture (KEA) Pugh + Scarpa Mia Lehrer + Associates (Landscape Architect) The California Related Companies’ experience is concentrated in both mixed-income and affordable housing development.   Related has extensive experience in obtaining conventional and governmental financing; and leveraging resources.   The team’s Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) demonstrated the ability to undertake mixed-use development, infill housing and public-private joint ventures. The Related Companies Pueblo del Sol – Los Angeles , CA · 377 affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom townhomes and flat residences at 30-60 percent of AMI · 93 units comprised of three and four bedroom single-family homes – 27 of the homes are intended for former public housing residents · Financing: Housing Authority of Los Angeles - $20.5 million invested (as part of a HOPE VI Grant to the Housing Authority), SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners Fannie Mae - $50.5 million invested · New development includes: 1.5 acre park, several play areas for children, new Metro transit stop, new high school to be built by the Los Angeles Unified School District, 6,000 square foot community facility with pool, 6,000 square foot community service facility for after school use, computer lab, and a social welfare office · Affordable rental residences completion: Fall 2003 · Ownership residences completion: Summer 2004 The Paramount – San Francisco , CA · 487 apartment residences · 98 low-income residences (20 percent of total residences) – 17 percent at 50 percent of AMI and 3 percent at 40 percent of AMI · 26,000 square feet of retail space on the first two floors   · Financed with $100 million in tax-exempt bonds, $28 million in taxable bonds, and $38 million equity from Teacher’s Retirement System of the State of Ohio · Built on a site owned by San Francisco Redevelopment Agency · Completed: 2001 Paseo del Oro – San Marcos , CA · 120 mixed-income residences (80 percent of the residences at 45 – 50 percent of AMI) and 23,000 square feet of retail space on five acres · The project includes a pool, two activity centers for community services and social service programs · Completed: 2002 Moore Ruble Yudell Architects Planners 606 Broadway – Santa Monica , CA             · 53 apartment residences, 47,000 square feet of residential in a six story building · Residences range in size from 700 square feet to 1,000 square feet, with some two-story residences in the upper floors · 6,500 square feet of commercial and retail on a 15,000 square foot lot · Includes three levels of below grade parking, an exercise facility, a recreation room, common-area lobby, and a garden court · Total Project Cost: $6.8 million · Estimated completion: May 2006   Tango Housing – Malm ö , Sweden · 27 residences · The project includes photovoltaic panels that produce more than 100 percent of the building’s energy needs and triple glazing containing aragon gas for insulation · Completed: 2001 Karow Nord Master Plan – Karow, Bezirk Wei ß ensee , Germany · 5,000 new residences, as well as new schools, recreation, and shopping integrated into small historic village · Completed: 1992 The Watermark Tower – San Francisco , CA · 140 residences in a 22-story high-rise on a 0.5 acre site · Estimated completion: 2006 Ocean Avenue Corporate Headquarters – Santa Monica , CA · 75,000 square foot four-story office building · Also includes retail and restaurants on the ground floor and 260-car parking garage · Total Project Cost: $25 million · Completed: 2002       Santa Monica Main Library – Santa Monica , CA · 110,000 square foot two-story building, over three-level 600 car underground parking · A library building with auditorium, community rooms, a small museum, and a café · Total Project Cost: $50,500,000 · Estimated completion: 2005 Koning Eizenberg Architecture 5 th Street Family Housing – Santa Monica , CA       · 32 residences, including three bedroom townhouses, and two and four bedroom disabled access units · Total Project Cost: $3,520,000 · Completed: April 1998 Mia Lehrer + Associates Campus at Playa Vista Master Plan + Streetscape   – Playa Vista , CA       · Designing a 78-acre project area including a public park, courtyards, and walkways · No other development details provided Santee Court – Los Angeles , CA       · Adaptive reuse development consisting of 578 live/work residences and 100,000 square feet of retail space · Responsible for the design of the rooftop amenities, a garden courtyard, and a promenade Metropolitan Lofts – Los Angeles , CA       · Development will consist of 274 loft residences and 11,000 square feet of commercial space · Responsible for designing the central courtyard · Estimated Completion: 2004

A B C D E F G H-I J-K L M N-O P-Q R S T U V W X-Z A & A Cottages, Inc. (0817) Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of at-risk foster care youth through residential and educational support programs. P.O. Box 2992 Mesa, AZ 85214 Phone: 480.792.0265; Fax:480.792.0266 Website: Executive Director: Dorothy Corey Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (0023) Builds families through adoption and foster care. Provides an array of support services to foster and adoptive families. 2320 North 20th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phone: 602.254.2275; Fax: 602.212.2564 Email: Website: Executive Director: Stephanie Small Fresh Start Women's Foundation (0844) Helps more than 250,000 women in Arizona who are in need and seeking emotional and financial self-sufficiency. 1130 Esat McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phone: 602.252.8494; Fax:602.257.9690 Website: Development Director: Sandy Cowen Additional Location: Women's Resource Center 1130 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Friendly House, Inc. (1434) Provides comprehensive, integrated programs that promote self-sufficiency for children, adults and families. 802 South First Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85030 Phone: 602.257.1870; Fax: 602.254.3135 Mail: P.O. Box 3695, Phoenix, AZ 85030 Email: Website: President/CEO: Luis Ibarra Additional Locations: Academia del Pueblo 201 East Durango, Phoenix, AZ 85004, 602.258.4353 Eduardo Valdez, Jr. Bldg. 723 South 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 602.257.1870 Community Job Linkage at Tolleson 9419 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353 back to the top Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (1437) Provides program services through troop, group, and individual experiences that develop a sense of self worth, healthy values, and community responsibility and leadership skills. 119 East Coronado Road Phoenix, AZ 85004.1512 Phone: 602.253.6359; Fax: 602.252.1159 Mail: ACPGSC, P.O. Box 21776, Phoenix, AZ 85036.1512 Email: Website: Executive Director: Tamara Woodbury Glendale Family Development Center (1439) Assists at-risk families to break poverty cycle through education, nurture and advocacy. Daily program includes parent skills, tutoring, early childhood education, K-8th education/tutoring, and infant development. 7800 North 59th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85301.7817 Phone: 623.934.7001; Fax: 623.934.7001 Executive Director: Jolly Kush Glendale Human Services Council, Inc. (1479) Focuses appropriate human and financial resources on Glendale and regional concerns by bringing all sectors to work towards short and long term goals. 7206 North 55th Avenue, Suite 200 Glendale, AZ 85301 Phone: 623.937.9034; Fax: 623.937.2325 Email: Executive Director: Paige Thomas Golden Gate Community Center (1440) Provides multicultural education, recreation, health and family programs to West Central Phoenix neighborhoods. 1625 North 39th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009.2149 Phone: 602.233.0017; Fax: 602.269.1234 Executive Director: Tony Banegas Greater Phoenix Urban League (1451) Provides job training, employment assistance, comprehensive youth development, community education, advocacy and housing. 1402 South 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602.254.5611; Fax; 602.253.7359 Email: Website: President/CEO: George Dean Additional Locations: Computer/Business Education Center 1402 South 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.254.5611 Coral Garden Apartments 3230 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008, 602.914.1299 Enterprise Academy School 415 West Grant Street, Phoenix 85003, 602.254.1844 Fillmore Place Apartments 2902 East Fillmore, Phoenix 85008, 602.275.0693 Head Start 3851 West Weir, Phoenix, AZ 85041, 602.276.9305 Paradise Palms Apartments I & II 304 West Southern Avenue, Phoenix 85041, 602.243.9773 Sunrise Vista Apartments 4415 South 28th Street, Phoenix 85040, 602.323.5256 Urban League Manor 4343 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85031, 602.233.1611 Vineyard Estates 915 West Alta Vista Road, Phoenix 85041, 602.268.5400 back to the top Hemophilia Association, Inc. (1441) Provides education, community awareness and advocacy, facilitates comprehensive hemophilia/HIV/AIDS care through medical, social service and recreational programs. 4001 North 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602.955.3947; Fax: 602.955.1962 Email: Website: Executive Director: Michael Rosenthal Homeward Bound (0155) Provides transitional housing and a comprehensive social services program to homeless and families fleeing domestic violence as they transition from homelessness to economic independence. 2302 West Colter Phoenix, AZ 85015.2750 Phone: 602.263.7654; Fax: 602.265.4006 Website: Executive Director: Dr. Pamela Martin ICAN – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (0366) Provides free after school and intercession activities and programs to youth ages 5-19 in a safe and caring environment. The agency also offers volunteer opportunities fro students and adults. 201 South Washington Street Chandler, AZ 85225 Phone: 480.821.4207; Fax: 480.821.6742 Email: Website: back to the top Jewish Family and Children’s Services (1445) Provides programs which strengthen the community by helping people find solutions to difficult life circumstances through behavioral health and social services. 4220 North 20th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85015 Phone: 602.279.7655; Fax: 602.241.5756 Email: Website: President & CEO: Thomas Updike, PHD Additional Locations: 7434 East Stetson Drive Suite 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480.994.8477, fax: 480.994.8083 3306 West Catalina Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85017, 602.353.0703, fax 602.353.0715 6376 West Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308, 623.486.8202, fax 623.486.2739 2033 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006, 602.257.9314, fax 602.257.9458 1930 South Alma School Road, Suite A-104, Mesa, AZ 85210, 480.820.0825, fax 480.820.7863 Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, Inc. (0123) Assists at-risk youth in acquiring the academic, personal and vocational skills they need to become productive citizens and to succeed in the world of work. P.O. Box 10937 Scottsdale, AZ 85271.0937 Phone: 480.441.1807; Fax: 480.441.2317 Email: Website: Executive Director: Graciela Garcia Candia Additional Locations: Dysart High School 11405 North Dysart Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335 Westview High School 10850 West Garden Lakes Pkwy, Avondale, AZ 85323 Tolleson Union High School 9419 West Van Buren, Tolleson, AZ 85353 Carl Hayden Community High School 3333 West Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Marcos de Niza High School 6000 South Lakeshore, Tempe, AZ 85283 Phoenix Union High School 100 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Carl Hayden High School 3333 West Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85009 South Mountain High School 5401 South 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040 Tucson: Catalina Magnet High School 3645 East Pima Street, Tucson, AZ 85716 Santa Rita High School 3951 South Pantana Road, Tucson, AZ 85730 Sunnyside High School 1725 East Bilby Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 Desertview High School 4101 East Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 Flowing Wells High School 3725 North Flowing Wells, Tucson, AZ 85706 back to the top Labor’s Community Service Agency (1446) Provides basic services for people in need, including affordable and transitional housing, case management, job training, housing rehabilitation, foreclosure intervention, emergency financial assistance, and a transportation program. 5818 North 7th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Phone: 602.263.5741; Fax: 602.263.0815 Email: Executive Director: Kevin Murphy back to the top Mental Health Association (1447) Provides mental health education, advocacy, referrals and volunteer support services. 6411 East Thomas Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 480.994.4407; Fax: 480.994.4744 Email: Executive Director: Cheryl Collier Becker Mercy Services Corporation (1908) Provides 2,500 low-income Arizonans with quality, affordable housing and on-site services designed to strengthen individuals and families, increase self-sufficiency and build healthier communities. 4802 East Ray Road, Suite 23 Phoenix, AZ 85044 Phone: 602.246-4614; Fax: 602.249.7550 Website: Vice-President: Cyndi Patterson-Calabrese Arizona Contact: Karen Nikoloudakis, Community Relations Director Additional Locations: Avondale Senior Village 10830 West Apache Street, Avondale, AZ Camelot Casitas 197 East Virginia, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Casa de Merced 62 North 92nd Drive, Tolleson, AZ 85353 Casa de Shanti 5236 South 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040 El Mirage Senior Apts 12424 West Thunderbird, El Mirage, AZ 85335 Guadalupe Senior 9403 South Avenida de Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283 Mercy Court 2945 West Colter Street, Phoenix, AZ 85017 Mesa Senior Meadows 333 East 16th Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 Orangewood Apartments 5333 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Plazas de Merced 3002 East Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Whispering Palms Apartments 1401 North 43rd. Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Wishing Well II 5530 West 17th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Wishing Well Villas 5627 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Vista Alegre 6515 West Maryland, Glendale, AZ 85310 Villas de Merced 520 North Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 Mesa Community Action Network (1524) Serves, or facilitates services for, economically disadvantaged families and individuals and helps clients devise strategies for increased self-sufficiency and reduced reliance on government services. 635 East Broadway Road Mesa, AZ 85204 Phone: 480.833.9200; Fax: 480.833.9292 Executive Director: Pat Gilbert back to the top National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (1448) Provides services to individuals, families and the community to promote education and treatment for the disease of addiction through outpatient treatment programs, supportive housing for women with children in NCADD treatment, professional training, a library, and information and referral. 4201 North 16th Street, Suite 140 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602.264.6214; Fax: 602.265.2102 Email: Executive Director: Sally Lara Native American Community Health Center, Inc. (1482) Offers primary care, prenatal/women’s, nutrition/WIC program, community health nursing and outreach, behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, Native Women’s Wellness Program and Arizona Long Term Care case management. 3008 North 3rd Street, Suite 310 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: 602.279.5262; Fax: 602.279.5390 Interim CEO: Ella Bia Neighborhood Partners, Inc. (1972) Provide a model for comprehensive community development and technical assistance to neighborhood partnerships, with involvement and planning between policy makers, businesses, schools and local residents. 4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 560 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: 602.926.1860; Fax: 602.926.1875 Website: Executive Director: Randy Mettler New Life Center (0092) Provides emergency shelter and related services to victims of domestic violence and their children. P.O. Box 5005 Goodyear, AZ 85338 Phone: 623.932.4404; Fax: 623.536.1147 Website: Executive Director: Paul Denial back to the top Phoenix Birthing Project, Inc. (0104) Provides volunteer-driven infant mortality reduction program using the extended family concept and teen pregnancy prevention programs. 301 West Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Phone: 602.258.6990; Fax: 602.258.6980 Email: Website: Executive Director: Barbara Freeman-Maney Phoenix Day Child and Family Learning Center (1449) Provides nationally accredited early childhood education and child care, bilingual case management, food and nutrition program, health services and volunteer activities. 115 East Tonto Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602.252.4911; Fax: 602.252.0979 Email: Website: Executive Director: Yvette Toledo Katsenes Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. (1450) A social service, employment and training, and education services agency that promotes the social and economic self-sufficiency of American Indians in Maricopa County. 2601 North 3rd Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602.264.6768; Fax: 602.263.7822 Website: Additional Locations: Education Services 2601 North 3rd Street Suite 201A, Phoenix, AZ 85004, 602.264.6655 Native Workforce Services 2601 North 3rd Street Suite 211, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phoenix Shanti Group, Inc. (3028) Provides education, housing, behavioral health services, and alternative therapies for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as Certified Nursing Assistant training for the economically disadvantaged. 2345 West Glendale Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone: 602.279.0008; Fax: 602.279.2004 Website: Executive Director: Keith Thompson Additional Locations: Shanti Gifts and Accessories 7023 North 59th Drive, Glendale, AZ 85303 Shanti’s Second Chances 4015 North 16th Street, Suites E & F, Phoenix, AZ PREHAB of Arizona, Inc. (1453) A not-for-profit agency whose mission is "Helping Families...Changing Lives" through Domestic Violence, Homeless and Youth Programs. PREHAB provides a continuum of services to the community in order to help individuals lead healthy and productive lives. P.O. Box 5860 Mesa, AZ 85211.5203 Phone: 480.969.4024; Fax: 480.969.0039 Outpatient Intake: 480.733.3050 Residential Intake: 480.461.5073 Website: Executive Director: Michael T. Hughes Additional Locations: Autumn House Crisis Line 480.835.5555 La Mesita Child Development Center 2231 West Ella Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter 2254 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.834.8723 DV Stop 1.800.CONTACS Dorothy B. Mitchell Counseling Center 1655 East University Drive, Suite 100, Mesa, AZ 85203, 480.969.6955 Faith House Shelter 480.733.3019; Crisis Line:623.939.6798 Mayfield Alternative Youth Center 615 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.464.7468 Administrative Office 868 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203, 480.969.4024 Development Office 845 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203, 480.464.4648 Westside Social Services-Main Office 5334 West Northern, Suite 110, Glendale, AZ 85301, 623.934.1991 Westside Social Services-Avondale 501 West Van Buren, Suite T, Avondale, AZ 85323, 623.932.5758 Westside Social Services-Peoria 8355 West Peoria, Peoria, AZ, 623.878.9335 Juvenile Alternatives in Glendale (J.A.G.) 7101 North 55th Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 85301, 623.847.7040 Westside Advocacy Center 6829 North 57th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, 480.733.3016 Mesa Center Against Family Violence 225 East 1st Street #102, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.644.4075 Family Advocacy Centers: 6829 North 57th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, 480.733.3016 2120 North Central Avenue, Suite 250, Phoenix AZ, 602.534.2120 P.T.M. Programs for Youth (0857) Afterschool mentoring programs focus on the teaching of life skills and self-confidence programs for the youth of Guadalupe. Motivational techniques by ASU Baseball coach Pat Murphy and Program Director Jay J. Sferra. 11803 South Tuzigoot Court Phoenix, AZ 85044 Phone: 602.432.9997 or 480.965.3707 Email: Program Director: Jay Sferra Additional Location: Packard Stadium Player's Lodge ASU Campus, Tempe, AZ 85287.2505 Todd Stottlemyre Field, town of Guadalupe back to the top Respite Shelter for Homeless Men, The (0141) A temporary place of rest where nine men may recuperate following hospitalization for surgery, injury or illness. 7000 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85020.4899 Phone: 602.870.4353; Fax: 602.674.9502 Email: Executive Director: Lynda Rychener back to the top Salvation Army, The (1455) Provides local services including homeless family shelter; shelter from domestic violence; homeless outreach; food, rent and utilities assistance; youth centers; daycare; and facilities for low income seniors. 2707 East Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 602.267.4207; Fax: 602.267.4209 Mail: P.O. Box 52177, Phoenix, AZ 85072.2177 Email: or Website: Executive Director: Sandy Gabel Additional Locations: Chandler Corps Youth Center 85 East Saragosa Street, Chandler, AZ 85225, 480.963.2041 Family Services 2702 East Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85008, 602.267.4122 Herberger Social Services 2707 East Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008, 602.267.4100 Glendale Corps 6010 West Northern, Glendale 85301, 623.934.0469 Laura Danieli Senior Center 613 North 4th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 602.251.2005 Mesa Corps Community Center 241 East 6th Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.962.9103 Phoenix Citadel Corps 628 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 602.252.4478 South Mountain & DC Center 1351 East Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602.276.7396 Sun City Corps 10730 West Union Hills, Sun City, AZ 85373, 623.977.1084 Tempe Corps 40 East University, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480.967.8649 Phoenix Central Corps Community Center 3308 North 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602.553.0988 Estrella Mountain 11 North 3rd Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323, 623.932.0472 Apache Junction Corps Community Center 605 East Broadway Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219, 480.982.4110 Phoenix Korean Corps 7238 North 61st Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, 623.934.6073 Save the Family (1550) Provides homeless families with children housing, case management, care counseling and a comprehensive array of support services to help them achieve self-sufficiency. 450 West 4th Place Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone: 480.898.0228; Fax: 480.898.9007 Email: Website: Executive Director: Janice Parker Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped, Inc. (1457) Provides day treatment and training, vocational training and employment, and supportive residential services to help adults with disabilities achieve their highest levels of independence. 7507 East Osborn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251.6425 Phone: 480.994.5704; Fax: 480.994.0491 Email: President & CEO: Jeffrey Battle Additional Locations: Villa de las Madrinas 1350 North 77th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, 602.994.1663 Redfield 7625 East Redfield #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, 480.607.1301 Shoebox Ministry (0822) Dedicated to the collection and distribution of personal toiletry items to the homeless and working poor in the Valley. 7902 East Wood Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480.905.1610; Fax: 480.905.1610 (call first) Email: Website: Executive Director: Judy Borgeson Sirrine Adult Day Care (1531) Provides services in a supportive setting for frail and disabled adults. P.O. Box 1213 Mesa, AZ 85211 Phone: 480.464.1061; Fax: 480.464.1166 Email: Executive Director: Peter Sysyn Additonal Location: 7550 East Adobe, Mesa, 480.641.7644 Sojourner Center (3033) A safe haven from domestic violence. P.O. Box 20156 Phoenix, AZ 85036.0156 Phone: 602.244.0089; Fax: 602.244.8006 Website: Executive Director: Connie Phillips Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (8806) Dedicated to autism research, education and resources for children and families, the agency provides parent outreach and support, and offers a referral center with an on-site library. 1002 East McDowell Road, Suite A Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phone: 602.340.8717; Fax: 602.340.8720 Email: Website: Executive Director: Emily Chappell Southwest Community Network (0350) Provides the vehicle to identify, establish, implement, maintain and sustain quality Human Service Programs in Southwestern Maricopa County. 127 East Western Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323 Phone: 623.925.8894; Fax: 623.925.8893 Email: Executive Director: Sandy Reagan St. Joseph the Worker (1023) Offers homeless people, and those on the verge of homelessness, with the resources they need to secure employment. 213 South 11th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602.257.4390; Fax: 602.254.3834 Mail: P.O. Box 13503, Phoenix, AZ 85002.5002 Email: Website: Executive Director: Janet Gray Sun Cities Area Transit (1495) Provides transportation for the elderly and disabled for medical appointments, shopping and church attendance to maintain senior citizens’ independence who live in the Sun City, Sun City West or Youngtown areas 365 days a year. 9445 North 99th Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 Phone: 623.977.8363; Fax: 623.974.8852 Mail: P.O. Box 1972, Sun City, AZ 85372.1972 Email: Executive Director: Thomas Profico Sun Cities Information & Referral Service, Inc. (1497) Provides specific information and referral sources as requested by clients. 9451 North 99th Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 Phone:623.974.4713 Email: Executive Director: Walter Sochin Sun Health Corporation/Olive Branch Senior Center (1493) Provides a number of services and programs specifically designed to help northwest Valley seniors enrich their lives physically, mentally and emotionally. 10765 West Peoria Avenue Sun City, AZ 85351 Phone: 623.974.6797; Fax: 623.815.1816 Executive Director: Ivy Wixson Sun Health Personal Care Services (1499) Provides geriatric home care including bathing and medication management. Registered Nurses supervise all care. 10448 West Coggins Drive Sun City, AZ 85351 Phone: 623.974.7500; Fax: 623.974.7519 Mail: P.O. Box 1580, Sun City, AZ 85372 Email: Website: Executive Director: Janet Pinter back to the top Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (1460) Helps the low-income families, individuals and elderly meet their basic needs and achieve self-reliance; services include senior centers, home delivered meals, employment and emergency assistance. 2150 East Orange Street Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480.350.5880; Fax: 480.350.5894 Website: Executive Director: George Pohlmann Additional Locations: Escalate Senior Center 2150 East Orange Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480.350.5870 Concord Senior Center 2600 North Saratoga, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480.990.1875 Scottsdale, AZ Senior Action 7375 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480.312.2314 Senior Action Program/Vista Del Camino 7700 East Roosevelt, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, 480.312.2314 Senior Action Program/Pyle 655 East Southern, Tempe, AZ 85282, 480.350.5870 West Side Senior Action 715 West 15th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480.350.5870 Tempe Community Council (1461) Collaborates with public and private entities and mobilizes resources to solve specific human service problems. 34 East 7th Street, Building A Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480.858.2300; Fax: 480.858.2319 Website: Executive Director: Kate Hanley Tri-City Jewish Community Center (1480) Provides the local community with a common meeting place and offers quality programs, activities and services. 1521 South Indian Bend Road Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone:480.897.0588; Fax: 480.897.0966 Email: Executive Director: Ilene Blau Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (0055) Serves homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 9-22 by providing crisis intervention, long-term living, counseling, skill development and other services. 1419 North 3rd Street Suite 102 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602.271.9904; Fax: 602.271.0240 Website: Executive Director: Janet Garcia back to the top United Food Bank (1463) A community based private nonprofit providing hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, storing, and distributing needed food through a network of partner social service agencies. 358 East Javelina Avenue Mesa, AZ 85210.6207 Phone: 480.926.4897; Fax: 480.926.7025 Email: Website: CEO: Bob Evans United Methodist Outreach Ministries (0273) Assists homeless and low-income persons by meeting basic needs and providing the skills necessary for attaining self-sufficiency. Services include housing, food, case management, education, childcare and medical care. 3320 East Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 602.275.7852; Fax: 602.275.6548 Email: Website: Executive Director: Darlene Newsom Additional Locations: Community Food Bank 131 North 28th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Lamplighter Housing 1945 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Upward Foundation (1464) Provides services that improve the quality of life for children with mild to severe developmental disabilities through special education, nursing, therapies and childcare. 6306 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 Phoenix: 602.279.5801; Fax: 602.279.0785 Website: Executive Director: Jack Nevins back to the top Valle del Sol, Inc. (1465) Provides quality, culturally sensitive behavioral and social services such as substance abuse prevention, education, family resource centers, adolescent residential treatment center, elder care, parent aide, parent enhancement programs and leadership. These services improve the overall health and stability of adults, youth, children of all ages and the elderly, as well as the entire family. 4117 North 17th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602.248.8101, x100; Fax: 602.248.8113 Website: President & CEO: Luz Sarmina-Gutierrez Additional Locations: Adult Services 509 South Rockford, Tempe, AZ 85281, 602.258.6797 x234 5116 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ, 602.258.6797 x637 Adult Services 1209 South 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 602.258.6797 x100 Family Services 4117 North 17th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602.248.8101 x100 Youth Services 502 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602.258.6797 x200 Hamilton Resource Center 2020 West Durango, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602.252.1359 Garcia Family Resource Center 1441 South 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602.353.5180 Elder-Care (Tiempo de Oro) 4117 North 17th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602.248.8101 x147 Las Fuentes Resource Center 8625 South Avenida Del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283, 480.777.2263 Youth Residential Treatment Center (Casa Valle) 5116 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018, 602.258.6797 x227 back to the top Valley Christian Centers, Inc. (1467) Provides educational, human, and recreational services to individuals, families and groups. Programs are designed to promote personal development, family development, community development, economic development, and self worth. 1326 West Hadley Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602.258.5163; Fax: 602.258.2420 Email: Executive Director: Reverend Marquerita Story Additional Location: Youth Services Building 1302 West Hadley Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (1444) Provides day care, preschool, summer camp, senior lunch, Meals on Wheels, health, recreation and cultural programs. 12701 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480.483.7121; Fax: 480.483.8441 Email: Website: Executive Director: Mark Shore Additional Locations: Senior Center 1805 West Montebello Avenue #11, Phoenix, AZ 85015, 602.242.1999 Preschool 4647 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032, 602.867.2357 Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center (1468) Assists individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve maximum independence as well as to enhance the quality of life for all individuals. 1142 West Hatcher Road Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone: 602.371.0806; Fax: 602.944.8749 Email: Website: CEO: Cletus Thiebeau Valley of the Sun YMCA (1474) Provides programs that strengthens families, develop leadership in youth, promote healthy lifestyles and assist in community development. 350 North First Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003 Phone: 602.257.5120; Fax: 602.257.5136 Executive Director: Greg O'Brien Additional Locations: Ahwatukee Foothills 3233 East Chandler Boulevard, Suite 6B, Phoenix, AZ 85044, 602.759.6762 Chandler/Gilbert Family 1655 West Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85224, 480.899.9622 Chris-Town 5517 North 17th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015, 602.242.7717 Deer Valley 17235 North 75th Avenue #165B, Glendale, AZ 85308, 623.993.8757 Glendale/Peoria 14711 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85306, 623.588.9622 Mesa Family 207 North Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.969.8166 Scottsdale/Paradise Valley 6869 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, 480.951.9622 Scottsdale South 6535 East Osborn Road, Building #1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480.994.7659 South Mountain 222 East Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602.276.4246 Tempe Family 7070 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, 480.730.0240 Desert Sky 7611 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85035 South Mountain 449 East Southern Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85040 Ahwatukee 16233 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048 Volunteer Center of Maricopa County (1469) Promotes and supports volunteerism to enhance the quality of life in the community. 722 East Osborne Road Phoenix, AZ 85014 Phone: 602.263.9736; Fax: 602.264.9555 Email: Website: President & CEO: Alexis Walker Additional Location: Southwest Valley Branch 289 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338, 623.925.9445 Volunteers for Hospice (1490) Educates volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and their families, giving dignity and peace to those facing a terminal illness. 10404 West Coggins Drive, Suite 110 Sun City, AZ 85351 Phone: 623.583.4490; Fax: 623.585.4399 Email:

window.status = "Read Aloud About Homelessness - Sight Impaired Version"; About Homelessness .... Another Way to Help the Homeless Volunteers can touch people with their humanity. Heart touches heart, touch brings solace, kindness, cheer and acknowledgment. And the world needs more acknowledgment. Writings by Laurie Anthony A Life Without Consequences by The Cavemans Valentine by About Homelessness 2002 Source Summary HUD lauds community work with homelessness, Columbus Business First, September 23, 2002. The Columbus and Franklin County areas were singled out as a high-achieving area in the field of combating homelessness by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also, the local Community Shelter Board was also singled out. HUD studied 25 communities that have adopted its continuum of care approach which tries to coordinate prevention, outreach and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing, plus supportive services in all components. Bhargava, Deepak and Joan Kuriansky. Really Out of Line -The Governments Poverty Measure Is 40 Years Old - and Showing Its Age, The Washington Post. September 15, 2002. This article helps explain why the poverty line does not work today.The U.S. Conference of Mayors reported late last year that hunger and homelessness had risen sharply in major American cities. Hunger and homelessness are key indicators of poverty, yet census figures have documented a decrease in poverty over four years for most demographic groups, including those in Americas cities. The reason: the federal governments reliance on the concept of the poverty line, an outdated measure that distorts the true picture of indigence in our nation. Moritz, Owen. Food agencies cant feed all in need, New York Daily News, September 3, 2002. New York has a hunger crisis, with food pantries and soup kitchens turning away people who need meals, officials of New Yorks Food Bank said yesterday. The survey concluded that one in five people is turning to emergency food programs just to get by and more than half are children and the elderly. The Food Bank survey also noted that unemployment and homelessness in the city are at their highest levels since the organization was founded 20 years ago. Hill, Amelia. One in 12 homeless has university degree, , August 25, 2002. A hidden underclass of highly educated people are sleeping rough on Britains streets. Almost a quarter of the homeless have GCSEs, with one in 12 possessing a university degree and more than one in 20 having a professional qualification. According to the charity Crisis, there are more than 400,000 more homeless people living on Britains streets than government figures would suggest. They are excluded from government figures because they are educated enough to secure temporary accommodation for themselves, despite suffering problems too severe to enable them to escape the streets altogether. Bernstein, Nina. Mentally Ill Boy Kills Himself in Shelter Hotel, The New York TImes, August 8, 2002. This story shows shows the devastating effects living in a shelter can have on the lives of children. Everyone knew Jason-Eric Wilson was a boy with troubles and a troubled mind. Jasons troubles were compounded as his family turned to the city for shelter. With his father and his 10-year-old sister, Lani, Jason was bounced between temporary shelter rooms and the crammed Emergency Assistance Unit in the Bronx, where he had to sleep on the floor through the night. On Monday, Jason, 16, killed himself, swallowing every pill he could find in the familys Harlem shelter hotel room, including his own psychotropic medication. Bernstein, Nina. A Homeless Problem Is Back: Overnight in a City Office, The New York Times, August 8, 2002. The only city office where homeless families can go to apply for shelter has become so crowded that three times as many people as city fire codes allow are waiting there each day, leading a judge to suggest that the city reopen homeless services offices that it closed a decade ago. More than 8,000 homeless families, with 14,700 children, were sheltered on an average night last month, an escalating number that experts say is driven by high rents, bad times and an accumulating shortage of low-income housing. City officials say that demand for shelter is growing at the rate of 26 percent a year. Cßzares, David and Robin Benedick. Proposal pushes help for homeless, July 24, 2002. The Bush Administration outlined a $35 million initiative in Miami to stamp out chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing and social services for people living on the street more than a year. Administration Promotes Effort on Homeless, The New York Times, July 19, 2002. The Bush administration outlined a $35 million plan today to help end chronic homelessness in the next decade, pledging services to people with addictions and disabilities who have lived on the street for more than a year. Currently, 14 federal programs totaling $2.2 billion support the homeless in America, with more than half coming from HUD. The announcement drew mixed reviews today from advocates for the homeless, some praising the adminstrations efforts and others saying they would do little to end homelessness. Hollen, Rhonda . Most dont choose to become homeless: Health, employment, poverty play roles, The Dominion Post, July 14, 2001. The Bartlett House helps individuals find jobs, get mail, get Social Security and disability benefits when needed, and save some of their money so they can get on their feet. Melinda Bibee, program coordinator for the Bartlett House, and Bill Townsend, homeless outreach service coordinator with Valley HealthCare, say many women become homeless when they escape abusive spouses. Families may become homeless when a breadwinner loses a job, or when they are evicted from their housing. Some people in the Morgantown community are just a paycheck or two away from poverty, and a loss of a couple weeks or months wages could lead to becoming homeless. For the majority, a mental or physical illness or an addiction, coupled with the lack of access to money and treatment, are at the root of the problem. People who are suffering from schizophrenia face particularly daunting problems. It is difficult to find HUD housing for them, Townsend said. Because of their disorder, sometimes they do something to get their housing taken away, and they end up in the hospital or back on the streets. For people who lack insurance and cant pay for their treatment, and who just cant manage to fit into society on their own, the streets are often the next step. Most often, homeless families are not facing the same issues as homeless individuals. Instead, its most often a matter of poverty, day care and job availability. Baptiste, Merlin. Panel: People cannot live on minimum wage, Macon Telegraph, July 12 2002. The minimum wage is not enough pay for a Georgian who works full time to earn a living, members of a state Senate study committee declared Thursday. The federal $5.15 minimum wage simply is not enough to live on, said Fort, whose group is studying whether the state should enact a living wage. Rubin, Richard. Board endorses strategy for reducing homelessness, July 11, 2002. Mecklenburg County commissioners have endorsed a plan to reduce the countys homeless population, which would be coordinated by the Community Task Force on Homelessness. It recommends creating more shelter space, providing more low-income housing and finding a new source of money to pay for expanded programs. The report estimates that on any given night, between 4,600 and 5,100 people in Charlotte are homeless. Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration seeks more aggressive plan for the homeless, The Associated Press. 6/18/02. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he wants to evict from homeless shelters people who do not aggressively pursue permanent housing, while making the shelters more accessible to those in need. City Hall this week is finalizing a plan that refocuses the shelter system on the important transition to permanent housing, placing greater emphasis on the causes of homelessness and its prevention. The number of homeless families increased 22 percent during the current budget year, which ends June 30, with 33,840 people in shelters this week. 3 Part Series: On Homelessness in Athens Georgia Athens Banner-Herald. April 21, 2002. The lives of faces passed: Looking for answers as to why a growing number of people are calling the streets and shelters of Athens home: For many of the homeless, the Athens Area Homeless Shelter is a critical help in the move toward independence. A young mother and a Latino family tell their stories. Mozes, Alan. US Homeless May Choose Self-Esteem Over Services, Reuters Health, Feb 18, 2000. Even with shelters and soup kitchens available to them, many homeless men and women in the US regularly pass up free food, clothes and lodging. Now one researcher suggests that many of the homeless choose to fend for themselves to preserve a sense of integrity and self-esteem-often placing emotional needs ahead of practical ones. Its not denial. They know those services are out there, and they know that some people need them. But they choose not to need them, said Dr. Randall E. Osborne of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. They say: I dont need them, because Im taking care of myself. Osborne studied the issue in interviews with 97 homeless men and women in Austin, Texas. The researcher assessed each individuals sense of self-esteem; the words they used to describe their identity; how many times they had attempted to get off the street in the past year; how many homeless friends they had; and how many times they had used social services not related to food over the past year. In the current issue of the journal Self and Identity, Osborne reports that many of the interviewees strongly identified themselves as homeless -a self-perception that he said prompts both negative and positive behaviors. For example, those who most strongly identified themselves as homeless were less likely to use social services or to make any attempt to find permanent shelter. Individuals who most strongly embraced a homeless identity used social services fewer than three times a month, Osborne said, while those least willing to identify themselves as homeless used such services about 13 times per month. Iindividuals who most strongly identify themselves as homeless tend to place emotional needs above more practical concerns-putting the need for independence and self-respect ahead of the need for clothing, food, medical care and shelter. The researcher also points out that a strong sense of homeless identity was not always a function of how long the individual had been on the street. In fact, he often found a strong sense of homeless identity among individuals who had been on the streets for less than 16 months. The findings may be a wake-up call for those running social programs, many of which have paternalistic attitudes toward the homeless, Osborne said. Programs must take into account the different approaches people have to life on the street, he said, so that their struggle to make ends meet can be aided without compromising their sense of dignity. Helmore, Edward. Citys poor scorn knight of New York. The Observer. February 17, 2002. . The crisis afflicting the homeless can be seen everywhere: at night, shelters made of cardboard boxes line some of the citys wealthiest streets; homeless shelters, many of them in the outer boroughs, are filled beyond capacity. Even before 11 September and its disastrous economic aftermath, the number of homeless people staying in New York Citys shelters had surpassed 25,000 a night, the highest level seen since 1989 when the citys notorious crack epidemic was peaking. According to the Coalition for the Homeless, 40 per cent of those needing shelter are children. In 2000, about 600,000 people a month needed emergency food, according to the Coalition against Hunger. One of the major challenges to Giulianis legacy is the problem of affordable housing. During his tenure there was almost no building of low-income housing, and much of the rent-controlled property was released to the market. In the past 10 years, New York has lost more than half a million low-rent apartments. Oxenhandler, Noelle. Carted Away, The New York Times, February 3, 2002. Last October, in an effort to clean San Franciscos streets, the citys Department of Public Works inaugurated Operation Scrub Down. Three times a day, city workers move through a 30-block area cleaning the pavement with high-pressure hoses, rousting squatters and taking away shopping carts filled with refuse or personal belongings. The carts are taken to a kind of dank purgatory on Cesar Chavez Street, near Interstate 280. For every cart that comes in, Luna says, I fill out a tag saying when and where it was found. Then I keep a log of what was in it. Officially, each cache has 90 days to be claimed by its rightful owner, though much of it stays longer. Only about 1 percent of the cargo is ever claimed, Luna says. Operation Scrub Down is the brainchild of Mohammed Nuru, a Nigerian who worked for years as an advocate for San Franciscos homeless and who says he strongly believes you dont help people by encouraging them to live on the streets. Nuru says his crews remove between 200 and 500 carts from the streets every day. John Viola, a civil rights advocate and staff attorney at the citys Coalition on Homelessness, says the numbers are nothing to cheer about. Homeless people need access to the belongings that enable them to survive the harsh conditions of homelessness. Yet if they have an errand in a building, they cant take a cart inside. They have to leave it on the street. Bernstein, Nina. Bloomberg and the Man on the Street, The New York Times, January 20, 2002. Mayor Bloomberg has expressed an interest in reinvigorating areas of government that were dormant under the Giuliani administration, like the citys Human Rights Commission, which is charged with investigating and prosecuting discrimination cases. And the mayor is expected to try to give broader authority to the Health Department, involving it in issues from childrens health to insurance to lobbying the state for public health needs in the city. And even in pursuing Mr. Giulianis goal of clamping down on quality-of-life crimes, Mr. Bloomberg has broadened the definition and the approaches of that enforcement, insisting, for instance that while the homeless may not sleep on the streets, the shelters they are diverted to must have more beds, have additional services and be safe. Among his goals are building on the number of children enrolled in Child Health Plus, the states insurance program for poor children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, and making sure that they stay enrolled. According to people in his administration, he would like to see the Health Department take a lead on keeping tabs on a variety of childrens health issues, from primary care to asthma to insurance, things usually left to the state or nonprofit groups. Mr. Giuliani became interested in the uninsured toward the end of his term but did not involve the Health Department, nor was he particularly interested in primary care and other clinical issues, outside of cancer research. Mr. Bloomberg is simply extending Mayor Giulianis policy initiatives, with a twist, as in adding homeless shelter safety to his list of quality-of-life reforms. I do not want anybody to say I dont want to go to a shelter because it is full, I dont want to go to a shelter because its not safe, he said recently. Ehrenreich, Barbara. Down and Out, On the Road: Hobo Heaven, The New York Times, January 20, 2002. The current recession comes on top of a nationwide backlash against the homeless, who, even as their numbers grow to alarming new levels, face diminished forms of public relief and a multitude of laws against panhandling and living on the streets. So it is a pleasure to announce that the homeless, who have so little else, have at least gained, in Kenneth L. Kusmers excellent Down and Out, On the Road, a history of their own. Homelessness predates the Republic, to judge from the colonists fretful efforts to control the rogues, vagabonds, common beggars and other lewd and disorderly persons in their midst. But, Kusmer argues, it was the Civil War that gave vagrancy its first big boost. Although the war was expected to inculcate the stern, unyielding discipline of the camp, its immediate effect was to accustom a generation of men to riding in trains, camping out and foraging for food. The word tramp originally described a military foraging expedition; a bum was a soldier who foraged a little too enthusiastically. And of course, the war left many men too damaged - physically and psychologically - for normal, settled forms of work. The expansion of the nations rail network in the late 19th century made hoboing a marginally viable lifestyle for the intermittently unemployed. In the hobo jungles that grew up along the tracks, a kind of counterculture arose, in which you share and share alike in true fraternal style, leading some to imagine that Americas tramps were not just utterly depraved savages, as the affluent usually saw them, but members of a secret Communist conspiracy. While poorer people were likely to help the homeless with a nickel or a meal, the educated middle class tended to view such handouts as the very source of vagrancy. Charity reformers targeted charity itself, campaigning against the practice of giving to beggars and insisting that all forms of help be tied to work, or at least to psychologically redemptive make-work projects. Even the Salvation Army came under attack, at the beginning of the 20th century, for encouraging pauperism by tempting many weak and weary men and women to relinquish the hard struggle to provide for themselves, and leaders of the social work profession went so far as to advocate arresting the Armys bell-ringers under anti-begging ordinances. But Kusmer, who teaches history at Temple University, marshals an impressive amount of evidence to show that most of the homeless did not volunteer for their condition. Economic recessions predictably swelled their ranks, and layoffs and industrial accidents kept up the supply of unemployed and broken men. The postindustrial economy of recent decades has been, if anything, even more reliably productive of the down and out, in boom years as well as bad ones, with the numbers of the homeless rising to about a half a million by the mid-90s. In our deindustrialized and gentrified cities, far fewer of the homeless fit old stereotypes of the bum: about a third are women, half are people of color and many are children. I would have liked Down and Out, on the Road to go on for a few more chapters on, say, the current housing crisis, welfare reform and the recent proliferation of low-wage service jobs. But the history Kusmer relates speaks for itself: ours is a society that routinely generates destitution - and then, perversely, relieves its conscience by vilifying the destitute. Barbara Ehrenreichs most recent book is Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Wu, Nina. Homeless group rates city too mean. San Francisco Examiner. January, 2002. San Francisco came in third behind New York and Atlanta as being the meanest city, with the Golden State being named the meanest state of all, according to its recent report. When asked for the definition of mean, Paul Boden, director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, said, When you criminalize the presence of people in your community based on their housing status or income status, that to us is mean. Criteria for the study sampling 80 communities across the nation were based on the passage of quality-of-life laws, police sweeps and conversations with homeless activists, Boden said. It named affordable housing and living wages as the root causes of homelessness. But the study did not take into account the number of shelters, accessibility to services or money spent on the homeless. Boden said other studies already examine those issues. The controversial report said The City issued more than 42,000 citations to the homeless and that 183 homeless people died on the streets in 1999. Furthermore, the report claimed, the police team up with the Department of Public Works to confiscate homeless peoples property and trash peoples stuff. Santa Cruz was named the 7th meanest city, having passed laws forbidding people to sleep outdoors or in vehicles from 11 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. The fine for panhandling after hours in the beachtown is $162. The most recent figure from The City budget analyst was $104 million. Hall recently proposed that San Francisco incorporate Seattles civility laws. He wants to ban sleeping, urinating and defecating on the streets while expanding The Citys shelter capacity to 3,500 beds. If the Mayors Office on Homeless count of 7,305 people, is correct then The City spends $14,236 per homeless person. Merryman, Kathleen. Homeless find friend ... and more at library, The News Tribune, 2002. The dispossessed who live on - and off - Tacomas streets have found a remarkable new champion: Tacoma Public Library Director Susan Odencrantz. She has done what the shelter and soup kitchen operators, despite mighty efforts, have not been able to do: Focus attention on the inadequacies of our policies regarding the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. Odencrantz has shown us the hitch in that thinking. These people dont vanish. They go to the library. And when they overwhelm it by using it as a drop-in center because they have no alternative, they drive off patrons who want to use books or do research. Thats a waste of an expensive public institution. While the providers of food and shelter often face community opposition to their services, on the theory that they attract bums and scum, Odencrantz does not. The first response has come, predictably, from the shelter providers - the people who have the fewest resources to work with. They are trying to find ways to stay open longer, provide access to restrooms, be more inviting, draw the crowds away from the library, send counselors in to help people who are there because they see no alternative. At the same time, funds are drying up for community-based services - mental health programs, halfway homes, detox, drug and alcohol rehab - that the people released from those institutions need. Without those programs, people relapse. They fall back on the most expensive last resorts: Police, jails, emergency rooms. The sour economy is making it even worse, King Center Director Felix Flannigan said at a meeting Odencrantz called last week. Gordon, Rachel. S.F. supervisors want a homeless summit. Newsom brings his ideas for revamping system to board, San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2002. San Francisco supervisors pushed the citys head-scratching homeless problem to the forefront yesterday, introducing proposals ranging from creating a quality-of-life hot line to holding a homeless summit. Pera, Eric. The Ledger, January 6, 2002. Of an estimated 1,600 homeless in Polk County, roughly half are women and children. Advocates for the homeless say they think the numbers of women and children are up slightly in the past year. While the number of people on welfare has tumbled, the nations poverty rate has barely budged, leaving many single mothers further behind, according to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Polks homeless are better off than those in many of the states 67 counties because of several shelters and programs that serve them, said Cathy Hatch, executive director of the Homeless Coalition of Polk County, which also serves Highlands and Hardee counties. Women and children in need of shelter are better off with the recent opening of Lakelands Lighthouse Ministries $3 million, 104-bed Jay and Eloise Troxel Shelter. Day care is a huge obstacle for women struggling to make ends meet. Like most other programs for the homeless, the money falls short of the need, advocates say. Barton, Eric Alan. No place to heal for ailing homeless: The lack of medical shelters means sick homeless must return to the streets while trying to recover. Herald Tribune, 01/06/02 . While temporary shelters help get people off the streets, sick and dying homeless people have nowhere to go to recover in most parts of Florida, including Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Hospitals have an obligation to treat poor patients when they wander in, but emergency rooms cant always let the homeless stay while they are on the mend. Some homeless people with incurable or life-threatening diseases just keep walking. Homeless people have died on the streets from illnesses that could have been cured if they had a place to stay, shelter workers say. Emergency workers who see homeless patients say they frequently hear such complaints. Hospitals keep homeless patients in beds until theyre well enough to return to the streets, never discharging them out of a concern over whos paying the bill, they say. Hospitals sometimes bring homeless patients to shelters in ambulances, but say its a service for those who may have difficulty traveling. Shelters in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte do not stay open all day, so they are reluctant to take the bedridden. Shelters also refuse to take people with infectious diseases like tuberculosis. The problem could be fixed with a 20-bed shelter for those recovering from illnesses, those familiar with the problem say. Salvation Army officials in Sarasota talked about building such a facility, but cost prompted them to include four beds for the sick instead at their new 10th Street facility. No medical care will be available, but even so, a constant waiting list is expected for those beds when the new 65,000- square-foot building opens late next year. Many who cant afford doctors go to free clinics set up by hospitals and shelters. Only a handful of such programs exist nationwide, while the problem exists in any community with a homeless population. Cold brings attendant awareness of homelessness, Daytona News Journal, January 5, 2002. Patricio Balona, Donna Callea, Michael Haun, Mark Johnson and Linda Trimble contributed to this report. The recent chill has raised not only the demand for shelter for the homeless but help keeping them warm. And firefighters, who respond to a high number of calls involving space heaters during cold snaps, are asking for a little help, too. Robert Barbieri, executive director of the Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, said his shelter greatly needs blankets, coats and other warm clothing. Rev. Russell Walker, of Halifax Urban Ministries, said hes hoping civic organizations will be able to volunteer their facilities, if not now then perhaps in the future. Carolyn Lane, with the House of Love shelter in DeLand, said homelessness is a growing problem. Lelchuk, Ilene, Homeless tab soars in S.F. $104 million for coming year, city survey shows, San Francisco Chronicle, January 3, 2002. San Francisco will spend more than $100 million helping its huge homeless population this year, according to the citys first financial survey of homeless services in nearly a decade. Eight years ago, for example, the price tag of shelters alone was $4.5 million. This fiscal year, it will top $12 million. San Franciscos annual homeless census recently found 7,305 people sleeping outside and in shelters, hospitals, jails and treatment programs. 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(none) A Sinking Foundation? Naked City BY KEVIN FULLERTON November 19, 1999: When Wimberley's single grocery store expanded into a new building this year, Brookshire Brothers had to do more than just offer wider aisles and a deli counter to please area residents. The store landscaped its parking lot with trees, used native stone on the building's exterior, and agreed to build an adjacent retail strip well away from the site of a proposed town park. Residents in this village of roughly 5,000 don't have zoning ordinances to fight strip malls and parking lots, but they aren't shy about brandishing their political connections to ward off developments and roads that threaten their rural character and isolation. They recently got an encroaching four-lane highway erased from the Hays County transportation plan, but now they have a new intrusion to contend with -- a 76-unit affordable apartment complex approved and funded through the state's tax credit housing program. Elizabeth Sumter, president of the Wimberley Builder's Association, says her bucolic village doesn't need a 76-unit apartment complex. photo by Louie Bond Residents are divided over whether Wimberley is ready for its first high-density apartment complex, the Village at Hillcrest Apartments , which would be built right on the town's main thoroughfare, directly abutting the local Catholic church. Sally Caldwell , a Southwest Texas State professor who helped lead the fight against the new highway, says Wimberley has neither the infrastructure nor the demand to support large-scale development. "We cannot handle this. ... We don't need development of this magnitude until we can manage our growth" through incorporation, says Caldwell. The president of the Wimberley Builder's Association, Elizabeth Sumter , agrees. "People moving to Wimberley are not looking for high-density [apartments]. We move here to be in the country. ... What we have a shortage of is affordable houses for rent." Other residents, however, wish Wimberley's affluent de facto civic leaders would give working people a break. Reba Smith , the local postmaster, says neither she nor her employees can afford to rent or buy a home in Wimberley. Two-bedroom duplexes can be had for less than $600 a month in the area, but the rent on some newer dwellings ranges above $1,000. Wimberley school officials report that a significant portion of the district's support personnel live in San Marcos, 20 minutes south, and that young teachers have trouble finding affordable apartments. "You get so frustrated at the attitude in this town that you just want to pull your hair out. ... No matter what the suggestion is, it's just 'no,' " says Smith. Leaving aside the question of Wimberley's housing needs, one thing is certain: The developer of the apartment complex, Florida-based Triad Housing , has given opponents plenty of ammunition in their fight against the project. First, the developer posted notice of the project not in the Wimberley View , but in the Austin American-Statesman , and Hays County officials never announced the requisite public input period. Next, the feasibility study submitted to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs , the agency which approved the project, mentions conversations with "city officials," who don't exist in the unincorporated village. Further, the study, submitted as part of the developer's application for a tax-credit subsidy, states that sewer service is available, even though the nearest wastewater service provider, Aquasource , owns no easement to build lines to the site. Finally, the contractor initially listed as the project's builder, Summit Contractors -- a company whose solid reputation earned the project extra support from TDHCA staff -- may not actually be the builder, according to recent filings. National home builders Kaufman and Broad , whose track record is spotted with lawsuits over substandard construction, owns 99% of the project (another fact not revealed in the application) and may build the complex themselves. Was the developer's application fraudulent? The real estate appraiser who signed the feasibility report, James Underhill of Ameri-Tex Valuation Services , says that the report's mistakes were unfortunate but honest. The term "city official" is customarily used in reports, Underhill says, and in this case referred to local chamber of commerce members. And Aquasource Vice President David Beyer says a sewer hookup to the site isn't out of the question, if the developer can obtain the necessary easements and pump the complex's waste to the nearest Aquasource line. But these complications aren't noted in the application submitted to the TDHCA by Triad Housing. Nor does the study mention that Triad didn't know at the time whether the site was even within a quarter-mile of the nearest Aquasource line, a condition necessary for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to approve the hookup. Furthermore, the study doesn't note that Aquasource is forbidden by the TNRCC to add major customers to its service until it brings a new treatment plan online, perhaps by the fall of next year. There's one other smelly detail: The project's application drew extra points from TDHCA staff because the developer stated he had an arrangement with the nonprofit organization Communities in Schools to provide tenants free referrals to social service agencies, day care, and employment assistance. But CIS already does that work in local schools, and CIS representatives say the nonprofit has made no arrangement to do any special programs on-site at the apartments. Investigators with the IRS, the agency that makes tax credit subsidies available to state housing programs, are reportedly interested in reviewing the Village at Hillcrest application. In response to the outcry from Wimberley residents, who personally investigated the project's application, Hays County officials who wrote letters to support the project in April are now appealing to TDHCA to stop it. County Commissioner Bill Burnett , a first-term official whose precinct includes Wimberley, says he didn't know details of the project when he gave the developer his support. "I didn't know where [it would be built] or that it was low-income. ... I didn't know they would use my letter as evidence of need [for this]," says Burnett, who is now united with County Judge Jim Powers and state Sen. Ken Armbrister (D-Victoria) against the Village at Hillcrest. TDHCA officials' response so far has not been encouraging to opponents of the complex. TDHCA director Daisy Stiner told the Wimberley View that she has found nothing illegal about the project, and that once tax credits are awarded the agency can do little to intervene. At its meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, the TDHCA board took no action to delay the Village at Hillcrest's construction or rescind the project's tax credits. More Naked City in this issue: Off the Desk Fanning the Flames Action Items More by Kevin Fullerton: Superintendent Pat Forgione Aims to Improve AISD's Tarnished Image Forgione Aims to Improve AISD's Tarnished Image [10-29-99] Why Johnny Can't Fail Why Johnny Can't Fail [10-29-99] The State's Biggest Affordable Housing Program is Accused of playing favorites with developers Is the State Housing Agency Stacking the Deck? [10-22-99] More... screens | music | politics | cuisines | arts | books | features | columns CALENDAR | GUIDES | CLASSIFIEDS | PERSONALS | ARCHIVES Copyright 2000 Austin Chronicle Corp. All rights reserved. Info | Advertising | Contact

West Mission Loan Commitment Converted To Permanent Financing by Red Mortgage Capital Revitalization Project Provides Affordable Housing Retail Columbus, OH, Jan. 23 , 2003 – Fannie Mae DUS lender Red Mortgage Capital, Inc., a unit of integrated capital provider RED CAPITAL GROUP , recently provided a $4,200,000 non-recourse, permanent mortgage loan for the multifamily portion of a newly-developed, mixed-use neighborhood revitalization project in San Marcos, California, in the northern portion of San Diego County. Paseo del Oro Apartments, part of the West Mission revitalization project, consists of 120 one-, two- and three-bedroom garden style units. It is a mixed-income development with 22 market rent units and 98 units reserved for households earning no more than 30%-50% of area median income. In addition, a portion of the ground floor of the property has approximately 10,000 square feet of rental space for approximately seven small commercial tenants. Residential site amenities include a computer room, media room with a television, community and meeting space, and swimming pool. Additionally, the non-profit organization Hope Through Housing Foundation will provide after school tutoring and support services for children to enforce skills learned in the classroom and develop new skills through literacy and computer education. Red Mortgage Capital, Inc. underwrote the loan at 90% LTV and 1.15x DSC and provided the 30 year, $4.2 million loan to Southern California Housing Development Corporation of Orange (SCHDC), the general partner. The 7.925% rate on the loan was locked prior to the start of construction in December 2000, pursuant to the Fannie Mae Forward Commitment program. SCHDC’s parent organization was founded in 1992 and is the largest non-profit developer and operator of affordable housing in Southern California. The revitalization transaction also benefited from several additional sources of funds, including an allocation of 9% low income housing tax credits, a redevelopment loan from the San Marcos Redevelopment Agency, California Housing Finance Agency HELP funds and San Diego County HOME Funds. West Mission Revitalization Project (San Marcos, California) John Seymour III, representative for the owning entity said, “This project afforded us the unique opportunity to reclaim a neighborhood that previously had been a backdrop for crime. The mix of housing, retail and supportive services have added vibrancy to the neighborhood.” Evan E. Becker of RED CAPITAL GROUP’s San Diego office said , “ We’re very pleased to see this important project come to fruition and we are proud to have provided the permanent financing. Notwithstanding all of the timing constraints and the involvement of several different parties, everyone worked together very effectively to secure the needed capital for the West Mission project.” * * * * * About RED CAPITAL GROUP RED CAPITAL GROUP provides debt and equity capital to multifamily housing, seniors housing, and other real estate projects. RED CAPITAL GROUP consists of three operating companies which provide a full range of capital executions and solutions: Red Mortgage Capital, Inc., the nation’s 4 th most active Fannie Mae DUS Lender and 8 th most active FHA project lender, Red Capital Markets, Inc., Member NASD/SIPC, the nation’s 10 th most active underwriter of tax-exempt multifamily housing bonds and a syndicator of low income housing tax credits, and Red Capital Advisors, LLC, the asset management, mezz capital investment, and merchant banking arm. In addition, RED CAPITAL GROUP provides construction financing for affordable housing projects nationwide through Provident Community Development Company. RED CAPITAL GROUP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, employs approximately 170 and maintains nine offices nationwide. Since 1990, the bankers of RED CAPITAL GROUP have provided over $14 billion in taxable and tax-exempt first mortgage debt, mezz level capital and equity to multifamily and seniors housing properties nationwide. Red Capital Markets, Inc. currently has approximately $550 million in third party real estate equity investments under management. Red Mortgage Capital, Inc. services over $4.3 billion in real estate mortgage loans, while Red Capital Markets, Inc. remarkets approximately $1.5 billion in adjustable rate, tax-exempt and taxable, tender option debt securities employed to finance real estate projects. www. red The RED CAPITAL GROUP companies are members of the Provident Financial Group, Inc. family of companies (Nasdaq:PFGI). Provident Financial Group is a Cincinnati-based diversified financial services organization with $16.7 billion in on-balance sheet assets as of December 31, 2002. * * * * * For general information, please contact: RED CAPITAL GROUP Linda L. Mackov, Managing Director (Business Development) Columbus, Ohio (614) 857-1404 financing

news . a e . living . opinions . classifieds . current issue: October 28, 2004 promotions events current print ad specials. indy sponsored events. classified specials. News shorts - citizens alert quote of the week: We live in low-income housing. You don t have to be afraid of us. We don t bite. Mary Lou Miller, Goleta Old Town resident, speaking to angry no-growthers at a housing meeting. No Teacher Left Behind School Board Gets Earful from Union Members Demanding Pay Raises by Nick Welsh Wet, frustrated, and often rambunctious, a throng of Santa Barbara teachers crammed into the school board hearing room Tuesday night to express their displeasure with the pay raise the district is offering . The Santa Barbara Teachers Association is holding to its demand for a 3.75 percent pay raise for the district s nearly 900 teachers down from the union s initial demand of 5 percent. The union has rejected the district s most recent offer of 2.5 percent (up from an opening bid of 1.5 percent) because it comes with strings attached, namely that some librarians would lose their jobs and classroom size would be increased. This isn t about money, it s about respect, said one of the parade of teachers who stretched the meeting s public comment period to beyond an hour. Said another teacher: I am furious you would pit us against librarians. Speakers warned that low salaries will mean high turnover. They also don t like that negotiations have been dragging on. The union s first offer was tendered June 10; the district s first response was October 8. Union President Ken Stevens explained the 2.5 percent proposal would have been hard to sell, but that the added conditions, including a 50 percent reduction in lottery fund disbursements to individual campuses, were unacceptable. They were essentially asking us to fund our own raises with cuts and class size increases and all of that comes straight out of the teachers hides, he said, adding that teachers have gone without a pay increase for the past two years. In addition, teachers suspect the district has been strategically projecting gaping deficits at the beginning of the year, only to discover surpluses at year s end. This suggestion of fiscal flim-flammery, however, greatly offends some board members, who find the demonstrations and union visitations at board meetings a little vexing. Others, however, take it in stride. I feel for them. I really do. We all do, said board president Nancy Harter. We re all committed to giving them a raise, but it s a matter of how much we can give without having to cut elsewhere. Harter, who won the union s endorsement in this November s election, felt the district s side of the story has gotten lost. We have them an eight percent pay raise in October 2000. That was huge, she said. And she insisted the district is not cooking the books to make the financial projections seem dire. Harter explained that the district took so long in responding to the union s first offer because of the transition from outgoing superintendent Debbie Flores to her interim replacement Brian Sarvis. And, she added, the district couldn t do anything until the state legislature passed its budget in late August. Currently, teachers make between $37,000 and $67,000 a year. Every percent increase they receive costs the district $530,000 in aggregate. Complicating matters is the fact that the elementary and secondary districts are confronting different economic conditions. The sides meet again this Friday. If there s no movement, both sides could declare an impasse, and a mediator brought in. In Short IV LANDLORD BACKS DOWN: James Gelb, the Isla Vista landlord most vocal in his fight to prove that his Cliffside Del Playa Drive apartments are safe and fit for habitation, has agreed to scale them back from the cliffs because, he said, he realized he s spending just as much money trying to prove the county s decision to evict his tenants was wrong. Gelb dropped his appeal and agreed to scale back his apartments at 6741 and 6743 Del Playa by 30 feet. Another landlord has agreed to tear down two apartments at 6757 Del Playa. Of the other six properties deemed unsafe for living by the county in August, four are still being reviewed with tenants still occupying them and two, where residents were kicked out, are being appealed. BUELLTON TAX ATTACK: While most eyes will be on the presidential election this coming Tuesday, city officials in the small Santa Ynez Valley town of Buellton will be watching results to see if their city will have a post-November future to speak of. Specifically, Measure X brought to Buellton as an electoral experiment courtesy of Santa Barbara s leading Libertarian Robert Bakhaus and opposed by nearly everyone in town seeks to put all four of Buellton s municipal taxes up for a vote by the people in the general elections of coming years. Those tax revenues which comprise 75 percent of the city s funding primarily via the sales tax and transient occupancy, or bed tax pay for everything from police services, civic beautification, and the senior citizen center to parks, the library, and street sweeping. If the sales tax is denied, it will still be collected, but would go to county coffers instead of the city s. And if the transient occupancy tax a tax on city visitors, not residents is lost, residents would have to make up the difference to pay for the same level of services. If not, the City of Buellton founded in 1992 and now boasting 4,558 persons would likely have to dissolve and revert to county control. ENGINEERing at ucsb: In a nod to the multidisciplinary programs that have propelled UCSB to multiple Nobel Prizes and a place at the forefront of the scientific world, dignitaries and scientists celebrated the opening of a new engineering building last Friday. As the first campus building to house four separate disciplines chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering as well as materials science the $30 million, 54,000 square-foot Engineering Science Building will be the home of 2,000 students and 24 faculty members, including one Nobel winner. In addition to the country s number one materials program, the multidisciplinary engineering department boasts the inventor of the green and blue LEDs (used in all of Santa Barbara s, and likely soon, the rest of the country s traffic lights); the world s fastest transistor; technologies to make advanced medical treatments fractionally cheaper; and unprecedented biochemical advancements. RUBBER TRAMPS WIN ONE: The Committee for Social Justice, which defends homeless rights, convinced a Santa Barbara superior court judge Monday to rule that the City of Santa Barbara s street signs prohibiting overnight parking do not meet legal requirements. The judge declared that the signs meant to discourage RV dwellers from parking on city streets are unclear. City Attorney Steve Wiley said the transportation division is designing new signs, but that in the meantime, the city s law against people living in their vehicles is still in force. GOLETA WATER RUNNING: Tyson Shackelford, candidate for Goleta Water District, said he s concerned that Larry Mills will get back on the water board even though Mills missed the filing deadline and is not on the ballot. Lynette Mills, Larry s wife, is a candidate, having signed up during the extension period created when Mills, the incumbent, didn t file. If she gets elected, Shackelford said, Lynette Mills is likely to resign, and then the water board may appoint Larry Mills to her seat. As of press deadline, the Mills could not be reached for comment; incumbent Chuck Evans said he wasn t sure how he would handle such a situation, but said he would consider appointing the candidate who got the second most votes if a winner resigned. Shackelford is in the bottled water business; Lynette Mills lists her occupation as housewife/educator. RAIN SOAKED HOMELESS: Homeless activist Peter Marin wants the city s winter shelter, Casa Esperanza, to consider opening its doors before the December 1 date now scheduled because of early rains. It s flu season, we don t have vaccines, and these people have no place to go, said Marin. While Mayor Marty Blum said she was open to the idea, Rob Pearson, chairman of the Casa Esperanza board, expressed some concern that such a move might incite a backlash among Milpas merchants already angry about the influx of street people in their neighborhood. Pearson said he s trying to abide by the rules that limit the shelter to no more than 100 beds during non-winter operations. The city s Planning Commission will meet next Thursday to review shelter operations. MENDING FENCES: Maria Gordon, an opponent of the Douglas Family Preserve buffer zone, and members of DogPAC are calling for the City of Santa Barbara to remove trail-blocking fences in the off-leash dog park after California Coastal Commission officials told the city two weeks ago it needs a permit and that the fencing should come down in the meantime. City officials are leaving the fences up, they said, while they work with commission staff on a resolution. Gordon vows to appeal the permit. Councilmember Brian Barnwell said the Coastal Commission and the general public need to know the fences are only temporary while the vegetation within re-grows. And, he said, the area is meant to be a preserve where people can walk around in quiet and where nature can thrive without romping dogs. Measure A got back: Supporters of Measure A argue that pay raises for Santa Barbara s mayor and council members will expand the diversity of those elected, and thus far the measure s biggest donors are movers and shakers in downtown politics. Of the $18,000 raised for what s been an almost silent campaign, the biggest donations came from the influential law firm of Hatch and Parrent and the Police Officers Union, which each donated $2,500. (The police are now negotiating with the city for a pay raise.) Another big donor was Bermant Development, which gave $1,500. (Bermant has interest in at least two major projects before the City Council.) Developer Bill Wright, who proposed a major attainable housing project near Garden and Yanonali streets, gave $400. CHANGES FOR DLG PLAZA: After the last conversation about changing the makeup of De la Guerra Plaza caused an uproar among business folks over the loss of parking spaces, the City Council managed to reach an agreement on Tuesday over the future of the city s central square. Among the sidewalk improvements, extra gardening, more trash cans, and better electrical services all intended to make public gatherings there safer and easier to host the sub-committee also voiced an intention to raise the level of the street to match the grass plaza, thereby eliminating trip-and-falls as well as promoting more connectivity to the outlying businesses. However, after concerns were raised by business interests and some council members that the curb elimination would eventually lead to no parking around the plaza, that option was dropped to simply increasing the safety of the area, which may be done by rolling curbs instead. Remembering Murdered Mexicanas Holding candles and solemnly marching through the Eastside in solidarity and protest, a few dozen Santa Barbarans joined a nationwide caravan Monday to raise public awareness about a decade-long series of kidnappings and murders in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where as many as 500 young women and girls have disappeared and later been found raped, mutilated, and murdered since 1993. Close to 100 people mostly young Latinas gathered at Casa de la Raza Monday evening to hear from Jessica Marquez, the West Coast organizer of the caravan, and Ramona Morales, whose daughter was kidnapped and killed in 1995. Marquez explained that despite the high number of victims, little has been done to address the problem. In conjunction with four other caravans going from the northern U.S. to the Mexican border, the West Coast leg started in Seattle almost two weeks ago. It continues to Los Angeles and San Diego before heading east toward El Paso, which sits just across the border from Juarez. On Monday, a federal Mexican prosecutor announced that 49 law enforcement officials would be officially investigated, along with bus drivers and drug traffickers. Too little, too late say critics. Meanwhile, according to Marquez, who urged people to contact their American legislators and Mexican President Vicente Fox, the disappearances and murders continue and appear to be spreading south, to both Chihuahua City and Guatemala City, in Guatemala. Matt Kettmann Uneasy Growth for Goleta County Supervisor Susan Rose and representatives of her Neighborhood Council (made up of homeowners and community groups) presented to the public Monday night a set of recommended properties where new housing may be built in the Goleta Valley. The council has been meeting regularly to review possible sites and discuss housing and project design as part of the county s effort to update its housing policies. Sites that will be moved on to the environmental review phase include the Tatum property (owned by the Santa Barbara school districts and located behind the San Marcos Growers nursery), the MTD property (on Calle Real southeast of the IHOP restaurant), the Magnolia and Turnpike shopping centers (where affordable units can be added as a second-story or in under-utilized parking areas), and county-owned land on Cathedral Oaks Road and Calle Real. County officials want to zone land for 165 units of affordable housing for low- and very-low income residents. As expected, a few hot-tempered no-growth activists attended the meeting and blasted Rose, the neighborhood council process, subsidized housing, loss of ag land, and the state for requiring the county to zone for future housing. And things got ugly. Longtime Goleta activist Ken Taylor got in housing advocate Jennifer McGovern s face and repeatedly said, Take your affordable housing and shove it! Another man told county planner Lisa Plowman that the affordable housing program was social engineering and that there are better countries for you to go to. His remark sparked an angry retort from social justice activist Dave Fortson, who told the man, You are an embarrassment to this country. Sitting quietly throughout the evening were members of the Cavaletto family, who have been trying for five years to get a housing project approved at the Noel Christmas Tree Farm as farming has become unviable at the site. Their plans appear stalled for now, and there is much political pressure on Rose not to rezone the ag property as residential. Cathy Murillo The Most Trusted Man Highlighting the significance of media integrity to peace among nations, Santa Barbara s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation honored Walter Cronkite Saturday with its Distinguished Peace Leadership Award. Cronkite, hailed as the most trusted man in America, has a reputation in sharp contrast to that of many contemporary reporters and TV anchors. Appearing at a press conference, Cronkite seemed uncertain on some issues and masterful on others. When asked about Fox network s role in promoting the war, Cronkite answered that he didn t think the network carried any significant load of propaganda in that direction. When asked, however, about the media s obsession with appearing balanced, Cronkite said that if the networks wanted to better inform the public, they should be more courageous in taking the statements of the candidates and analyzing them for factual accuracy. Sri Subramanian Citizen's Alert Thu., Oct. 28 As the World Turns: Adult Ed lecture series features media members Jerry Roberts and Bob Pierpoint. 7:30pm. Schott Center aud. Call 687-0812. Cost of War: Symposium features discussion by economics and political science professors. 2-4pm. SBCC s Room H-111, East Campus. Call 564-2698. Habitat for Humanity: Orientation meeting for new S.B. project; also on Oct. 29 and 30 at other locations. 7-9pm. University Religious Center, I.V. Call 692-2226. Fri., Oct. 29 Monumental: A film about environmentalist David Brower; fundraiser for Visual Arts and Design Academy at S.B. High. 7pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Jr. High. Call 682-3667. HopeDance FiLMS: The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror, discussion with filmmakers follows. 7pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Public Library. Call 544-9663. Sat., Oct. 30 Hemp Festival: Vendors, music, and fashion show. 10am-5pm. Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Call 969-4300. Weekly Peace Action: March against Iraq war. 11am. Vera Cruz Park. Call 685-8822. Sun., Oct. 31 Arlington West: Memorial to fallen servicemen and women in Iraq continues. 8am-5pm. Beach near Stearns Wharf. Call 965-4636. Mon., Nov. 1 Monday Film Nights: Veterans for Peace screens Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the War in Iraq. 7pm. Veterans Memorial Bldg. Call 564-2698. Tue., Nov. 2 D a de los Muertos: Celebrate the dead with workshops, dancing, and food. 5-10pm. Casa de la Raza. Call 965-8581. Wed., Nov. 3 Islands Lecture: Program is bald eagle reintroduction to islands. 7pm. Channel Islands Visitor Center, Ventura. Call 658-5725. Drought Planning: Workshop hosted by Goleta Water District. 7pm. Goleta Valley Community Center. Call 568-3545. S.B. Progressive Coalition: Meets to celebrate election outcomes. 7pm. Franklin Center. Call 565-9789. S.B. s Powerful Women: Lecture by historian Neal Graffy. 2 and 7:30pm. $10. Victoria Hall. Call 682-4032. Send Citizen's Alert notices to ; deadline is Friday prior to publication date. news . a e . living . opinions . classifieds . home .

The Family Giving Tree Recipient Social Service Agencies - 2003 The Family Giving Tree is proud to have provided gifts to families who register with all of the following agencies in 2003. To see a printable version of the 2003 Agencies, click here . Our 2003 Agencies -- 100 BIKES A Better Way, Inc. A Better Way is a foster care agency with adoption and therapy services, serving the needs of children in Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Advent Group Ministries Advent cares for teens who have been addicted to drugs and alcohol. We also place children in foster care, and provide counseling for troubled families. African American Community Service Agency Agnews Developmental Center Agnews is a residential canter for developmental disabilities. Agnews provides care for people who need 24 hour health care in a structured rehabilitation program. Aim To Please Alliance for Community Care We provide treatment for severely mentally ill adults and children. Residents live in our homes and receive care for their needs. Alma Youth - A.N.A (Alma Neighborhood Association) Alma Youth Center Alma Youth Center provides a homework center and afterschool recreational activities for youth age 5 to 17. Alum Rock Educational Foundation Alum Rock School District - EvenStart Program Even Start teaches spanish-speaking parents english as a second language, and teaches under-poverty parents about nutrition and parenting skills. American Indian Alliance American Indian Charter School A charter school for grades six through nine, incorporating cultural awareness into the curriculum. American Indian Child Resource Center Provides educational and social services programs as well as food baskets during the holiday season. American Indian Education Center Offers after school tutorial programs dedicated to assist students in academic and cultural awareness. American Red Cross Provide disaster relief to the community, as well as offering community based program for low-income families. Atypical Infant Motivation Program Atypical Infant Motivation provides early intervention services to special needs children age zero to thirty-six months, and their families. Bayshore Child Care Services Bayshore Child Care Services provides quality childcare to low-income and homeless famalies. There are four lcations, serving children ranging in age of three months to thirteen years. Berryessa Community Center - City of San Jose Provide Year round after school recreational programs for low-income children and their families, activites include arts and crafts, sports,field trips, and career days for the youth. Children served reange in age from five to fourteen. Bethel Church Betty Howard's Day Care A low-income daycare center for children from two to fourteen. Blacow Elementary School Blind Babies Foundation Blind Babies provides home based early intervention services to families, infants and preschoolers who are visually impaired or whose multiple impairments include vision impairment. Boccardo Family Living Center Boys & Girls Club - Four Season's Village Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Boys & Girls Club - San Francisco Boys & Girls Club - SF/Tenderloin Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Boys & Girls Club - SF/Treasure Island Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Boys & Girls Club - Valley of the Moon Boys & Girls Club of SV - Eastside Unit Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Boys & Girls Club of SV - Northside Unit Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Boys & Girls Club of SV - Southside Unit Provides after school recreation, athletics, health and life skills, and computer enhanced programs during the school year and through out the summer. Briarwood Childrens Center State funded pre-school for low-income families,unemployed parents, parents going to school and or disabled. California Youth Outreach Project Pride After school recreation program for youth that come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Cambodian School Casa Say Casa Say is a group home that provides counseling to youth and their famiies Catholic Charities - YES Provides integrated services to at-risk youth, older adults, immigrants, and refugees, and by developing housing for low-income people, and youth prorams that foster positive realationships among their peers, within their families, and in the community. Center for Domestic Violence Prevention The Center for Domestic Violence has fifteen beds in an emergency shelter and four bedrooms in a transitional home. Child Abuse Prevention Center - San Mateo County The Child Abuse Prevention Center volunteer case aide program serves children in foster care; supervising family visits, mentoring, tutoring, and providing childcare Child Abuse Prevention Center - Santa Clara County Child Advocates of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Provides volunteers to work one-on-one with children who are in the court system because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, and to be their voice in the court system. Child Start (Formerly known as: Napa Solano Head Start) Children of Shelters Children's Village Chinatown Community Development Center Chinatown Community Development center mission is to build and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco resident throughits roles as neighborhood advocates, organizers, and planners. The center manages over 1100 low-income housing units in S. F. City Team Ministries Clara-Mateo Alliance Inc. Provides shelter and supportive services to homeless individuals, couples and families to assit them in obtaining stable housing and self sufficiency. Clean Slate - City of San Jose The agencie provides services to remove tattoos form former gang members and high risk youth, in order to increase future opportunities. Community Family Services, Inc. Provides subsidized child care and child development services to low income families Community Housing & Land Dev. Assit low income families to find homes and provide them with clothing as well as toys for the children. Compass Family Center Concerned Parents & Community of Alum Rock The agency is dedicated to insuring that every child of the Alum Rock community are given every opportuniyt to reach their full potential through a quality education, sound community and general welfare at home and school Concord Youth Center Crestwood Manor Fremont Provides long term care for mentally ill adults. Cross Cultural Family Center, Inc. DayBreak Daybreak is a shelter and independent living skills training program for homeless teens Department of Alcohol & Drug Services Dorsa Elementary School East Palo Alto Police Department East Palo Alto Teen Home Is a transitional living program for teenagers and teenage mothers and their babies. The goal is to help young women to become fully functional members of society by providing access to social, educational and employment opportunities. Economic & Social Opportunities Provides an array of socail services and economic benefit programs to the low-income community of Santa Clara County Ecumenical Hunger Program Helps families in need with food, clothing and furniture. Edgewood Center for Children & Families We suport caregivers who are raising the child of a realtive. Most of these caregivers are grandmothers who find themselves having to raise children again due to the absent of the biological parent. Emergency Housing Consortium - Santa Clara EMQ Children and Family Services Helps children with serious emotional disturbances and their families achieve emotional and mental health. ERCA Evelyn S. Cox Child Development Center To substain and enhance the quality of life of disavantaged people. Concurrant with the provisions of services to troubled youth who are in need of out of home placement and families in need of affordable housing. Families That Care Therapeutic Foster Family Agency Families That Care is a therapeutic foster care agency. We provide foster care and social work services for children are 0-18 who have been removed from their homes of orgin by Child Protective Services, due to neglect and mutiple abuses. Family Connections Family Giving Tree Grocery Program Family Support Center of the Mid-Peninsula A community based non-profit that provides families with the support and resources needed to maintain their day to day lives and/or become self sufficient. First Tongan Free Wesleyan San Francisco Florence Crittenton Services Subsidized infant toddler daycare,canter around young parents. Francis's Day Care Franklin House Head Start Free At Last They provide residential and outpatient treatment for both men and women in English as well as Spanish. They address issues the accompany substance abuse, such as family reunification, health, employment and legal problems. Friends Outside We serve families who have been impacted by the circle of incarceration. Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County Our mission is to inspire and empower girls to achieve their full potenital. This year more girls from low income families are partcipating in Girls Scots as thewy seek to be engaged in aactivites with adult leadership. Girl's, Inc. of Alameda County Grandparent Support Group Grandparents and realtives caring for their grandchildren,niece and nephews. Support groups provide a place for expressing your feelings, gaining a positive focus and share information on community resources and socila activites. Greater Richmond Social Services Provides licensed child development and after school services to children 3 months to 13 years of age. Families are low income, and at risk of abuse and neglect. Growing Alternatives Foster Family Agency Provides nuturing, loving and qualified foster care homes for the displaced and emotionally challenged children in the bay area. Hamilton Family Center Focuses on returning familes to independent living, as a client-centered agency we serve the needs of homeless familes by providing not only food and shelter, but also a comprehensive array of suport services that allow families to return to work. Hidaya Foundation Homeward Bound I Have a Dream Foundation I have A Dream is a long term college preparation program that assists Oakland youth to go to college. Working with African Americans, Latinos, and Asians youth, many of who will represent the first people in their families to go to college. Idylwood Care Center Longe term convalescences, neuro-behavior managmetn, and short-term rehabilitation Independence Children's Center Provides cild care and parenting classes for pregnat and parenting teens. Indochinese Housing Development Corp. Serving the Southeast Asian community in the tenderloin with housing and youth programs. InnVision Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Work with youth poverty level youths in after school programs which provide mentors and tutoring. Kidango They serve approximately 2,000 children birth to 6 years old in the Bay Area froma diversity of backgrounds. Early educational programs are provided to give the children a headstart in their education. Little Bethany Missionary Baptist Church Helps underpriviled children by providing guidance and toys during the holiday season. Live Oak Adult Day Service - Cupertino Live Oak Adult Day Service - Gilroy Provides recreational activites in a protected enviroment for frail and disabled seniors. Additionally support counsling is available , crisis intervention, information and referral to other relavent community services. Live Oak Adult Day Service - Los Gatos A specialized program of care and recreational activites ina protected enviroment for frail and disabled seniors. Support conseling for clients, crisis interventiion and refferal to other relavent community serivces are availabe at all times. Live Oak Adult Day Service - San Jose Porividing a specilized program of care recreational activities in a protected enviroment for frail and disabled seniors. Support conseling for clients, crisis interventiion and refferal to other relavent community serivces are availabe at all times. Live Oak Adult Day Service - Willow Glen ment for frail and disabled seniors. Support conseling for clients, crisis interventiion and refferal to other relavent community serivces are availabe at all times. M.A.R.C.O.S., Inc. Our mission is to improve life opportunities for low-income children and families by providing food, clothing, education and health services. Additionally community development initiatives are a big part of our goals. MACSA MACSA is a non-profit agency that serves the San Jose and South County community through different divisions and services for youth, seniors and their famileis. Mayfair Improvement Initiative This is a neighborhood revitalization project that focuses on economic development , health, and social service programs. Mercy Housing Services - Soma Providing affordable housing which is service enriched including; computer classes, after school tutoring/programming, summer camps, budgeting, social services refferral and ESL. Mercy Services - Eden House Apartments Providing affordable housing which is service enriched including; computer classes, after school tutoring/programming, summer camps, budgeting, social services refferral and ESL. Mercy Services Corp. - 111/205 Jones St. Apts. Mercy housing provides service-enriched affordable housing to famiies and individuals who are economically poor. Mission Head Start (Formerly known as: San Francisco Head Start) Mission Housing Development Corp. Mothers For Youth Helps gang involved youth coming back into the community from a incarserated setting or gang involved youth that live in the community. To help them find an alernative choice in there community and to respect there community where they live. Nepenthean Homes A Foster Family Agency that helps adults become successful foster parents. The goal is to improve needy childrens futures. New Birth Ministries New Life Christian Day Care Serves family and children with special needs in San Francisco areas. We provide childcare, food, clothing, help in finding affordable housing, and toys for children during the holidays. Next Step Center Northern California Service League Northern California Service League-Cameo House Oakland Children's Services We are a mental health counseling center that serves low income families and their children in inner-city Oakland. Most of the children seen have been the victims of loss or trama, with many living with estended familiy or in foster care. Ohlone Chnoweth Commons Orchid Women's Recovery Center Pacific Autism Center for Education Provides high quality residneital and educational programs to individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism and other developmental and learning disorders. Parent Institute ( formerly California Youth Outreach) To educate parents on how the school system functions, and educate the youth of the pitfalls of living the gang live. Provide guidance that ther is another way, and to help them stay in school. Piedmont Apartments Low-income apartments Pine Hill School Positive Grandparenting Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health To reduce high infant mortality and low birth weight rate in African American community through prenatal outreach and case management for at risk and high risk women, children and their families. Project Stepping Stone Transistional housing for families or single men and woemen who have fell on hard times. Providence Missionary Baptist Church Provides teaching and training in after scholl programs that incorporate bibical studies. Resources for Families & Communities Helping families to become self-sufficient through assistance by our agencies as well as collaborative agencies. Robert Randall Elementary School Our school population is 59% (CalWorks) which means they have free or reduce lunch prices due to their economic status. We strive to meet the needs of the whole child so that they may be successful in school. Rosie's Day Care & Sonja's Day Care Daycare for 6 months - 13 years olds that incorporate learning and activites for the under school age children. Salvation Army - San Jose The Salvation Army provides assitance to disadvantage families and individuals with a food basket and toys for the holidays. San Francisco Rescue Mission We serve the inner city of SF, tenderloin district, helping the homless and down and out, providing food, clothing, education support and prayer. San Jose Care & Guidance Center San Jose East Bay Athletic San Jose Neighbors That Care, Inc. We distribute food twice a month the year round, and give out new school clothing and school sluppies. We are all volunteers, no salierd help, and have just celebrated out 10th year. San Jose State University Police Dept Santa Clara County Public Health Department Our agency serves low income families with young children, seniors, and individuals with specisl health care needs. Santa Teresa Children's Center Is a state funded pre-school for low income children from the age of 2-5. We also provide training programs for high school students in child development. Santee Child Development Low-income child care for children nine months to 13 years old. We operate form 6:30 am to 6:00 pm daily. Schoby Day Care Provides a learning enviroment focused around activities in nature. Shelter Network of San Mateo County Shelter Network is commited to providing housing and support services that create opportunities for the homelss to re-establish self-sufficiency and return to permanent homes of their own. Shelter Ntwk - Family Crossroads Shelter Network is commited to providing housing and support services that create opportunities for the homeless and individuals of San Mateo County. Shiloh Church Is a small chhurch in the inner city that help provide gifts to children at the holidays due to their families not being in a situation to make the holidays bright for their own children Shirley Spencer Day Care 24 hour daycare for low-income children SNI - Dobern Community Action Team Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Gardner Community Center Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Hank Lopez Community Center Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Hoffman Via Monte Consortium SNI - Kennedy A liason between the city and non-city services and the community, helping them to get organized to eventually have a successful self sustained neighborhood association. SNI - McKinley School Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Olinder Neighborhood Association A neighborhood organization that aids in the improvement of the quality of life for its residents. SNI - Rock Springs Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Roosevelt Community Center Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Santee CAT Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Stipe Elementary Home & School club Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - University-City of San Jose Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Washington Elementary School Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - West Evergreen (O.B. Whaley) Community based organization that provides technical assistance and sustainability of healthy and strong neighborhoods. SNI - Winchester A community assocation that helps with the blights of gang and drug issues, as well as making the neighborhoods a safe play to live and play. Social Advocates For Youth Social advocate for youth provide services to disadvantaged youth in Santa Clara County. porgrams include mentoring, safe place outreach, truancy abatement, and independent living programs. Solari Community Center-City of San Jose We provide out of school activities for youth 3 - 16 yoears old. The center also provides meeting space for groups such as WIC South Coast Childrens Services Provides opportunities such as youth mentoring, peer tutoring, youth employment, art & soccer camps and other youth directed field trip and activites. St. Andrews Residential Program for Youth (STAR) We provide counseling and residential care for abused, neglected and otherwise troubled youth. St. Vincent de Paul Society Provides assistance to those who have fallen upon fallen times of hardship and personal crisis. We provide food, clothing, housing assistance, utility assitance, and even funeral expenses. Sunday Friends We have children and adults particpate in a wide variety of arts and crafts, food projects, letter writtting. In turn for their help they receive tickets which are used later in th eprogram for purchasing such items as clothing, baby items, etc. Sunnyvale Community Services Teen Challenge TeenMoms The Church of San Francisco A non-profi church that administers programs to help low income and the needy in San Francisco. The Right Connection The right Connenction provides a mobile street outreach across San Jose to gang-impacted youth, as well as does home visits and acts as a referral services to dissuade young people from getting involved in gangs. Today's Youth Matter Serves approx. 250 battered and abused children age 8 -18. We have a camp in the Santa Cruz mountains and have year round activites offered free of charge. Tracy Wilson Youth Center To provide various types of recreational opportunites to the communities youth through positive mentorship and leadership. True Sunshine Preschool Center Serves mostley new immigrants from overseas and low-income families, with pre-school for children form 2-5 years old. Turk St. Apartment Ujirani Family Resource Center Urban Ministry of Palo Alto - InnVision Organization Valley House Care Center Vietnamese Goodwill Group of Vovinam We conduct after school activities in Vietnamese folk dance, music lion, dragon dance, martial arts, tutoring and provide social service to low incomes families. West Oakland Health Center Perinatal day treatment program, designed to provide comprehensive drug treatment services to mothers whose lives have been negatively affected by their drug and alcohol use. Women's Daytime Drop-in Center We serve as a first response team for homelss women and children by providing a safe day time space, meals, childrens program, resources, and referrals to shelters. Yerba Buena Childrens Center Children's center serving teen parents and low income families. Class provided on child development from birth through age five.

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City of Vista - Community: 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family A:link { color:#003399; text-decoration:none;} A:visited { color:#003399; text-decoration:none;} A:hover { color:#009933; text-decoration:underline;} var MSIEIndex = navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE"); if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") == -1 || navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Windows") == -1 || navigator.userAgent.substring((MSIEIndex + 5),(MSIEIndex + 6)) About the book Fabulous features Climate Earning a living Crime safety Local real estate What things cost The tax ax Making the grade Medical care Let the good time roll Community life The environment In and around town FYI 7. Vista, California Local Population: 83,000 County: San Diego Population: 2.8 million Region: Southern California Closest metropolitan areas: San Diego, 35 miles south; Orange County, 65 miles north; Los Angeles, 90 miles north Median home prices: $186,000 Average household income: $33,944 Best reasons to live here: Absolutely perfect climate, dynamic job and business growth, good schools, wonderful recreation, strong community spirit and the best of San Diego 45 minutes away. Fabulous Features A beauty contestant's worst nightmare is the gal who is a gorgeous honor student and also a sure be to win Miss Congeniality. That's probably how most small cities would feel competing with Vista. This dynamic beauty, seven miles from the Pacific Ocean shores, has it all in the bag. Why else would the population have nearly tripled in the past 20 years? Who wouldn't want to be in the climactic wonderland of the United States, where the average temperature is 74 degrees and children go to top schools and have their pick of choice recreational activities? (Vista boasts six times the national average number of parks within its 18 square miles.) As for job growth, Vista has been minding its own business. More than 500 companies have opened in the Business and Research Park since 1986, with 11,000 new jobs created over the past 10 years. Corporate expansions and relocations are still making headlines as new buildings are added at a rate of more than 500,000 square feet to accommodate the demand. And just so that success doesn't spoil Vista's good looks, strict zoning laws have kept her rolling hills and pleasant rural surroundings intact. There is an abundant inventory in the $150,000 to $200,000 range, and with the open, airy home designs (skylights are as common as light switches) and the lush California vegetation, it's picture-perfect. So are the days when you can head to gorgeous stat parks, beaches, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and even the shops in Mexico (just one hour away). If you're lucky, there will be a Vista in your horizon. Possible drawbacks: All roads lead to Vista, but with accessibility also comes traffic congestion during rush hours. Although Highway 78 was recently widened to six lanes, and improvements are being made to all five access points, weekday commuters spend about 45 minutes traveling to San Diego. Climate Elevation: 331' Average high/low: Average inches Average # days precipitation Average % humidity rain snow January 67/42 2.8 - 6 53 April 71/49 1.4 - 5 56 July 82/59 .01 - trace 64 October 77/52 .9 - 2 59 YEAR 74/50 17.2 - 41 59 # days 32º or below # days 90º or warmer: 18 Located seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Vista enjoys cool summers and warm winters compared with other cities at the same latitude. Hot weather is rare. Earning a living Economic outlook: Growth and diversity are two words frequently used to describe Vista's economic climate. The Vista Economic Development Association's 1996 business survey indicates that more than 11,000 new jobs have been created in 10 years and that most companies are expanding. As for retail opportunities, the 1997 edition of the California Retail Survey shows Vista's cumulative growth in retail sales over the past six years has been 47.9%, the largest in San Diego County. The California Retail Study recently found that Vista has the highest sustained retail growth rate (at 33.3% over five years) of any city in San Diego County. More job opportunities are on the way as more than 1 million square feet of new shopping centers and downtown projects are developed. Vista and the surrounding North County area benefit from the proximity of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. As of June 1996, Vista unemployment stood at under 5%. Where the jobs are: Nonmanufacturing companies are flourishing in Vista because of its central location. These include new retailers and major distributors (Wal-Mart, Ross, Target, Home Base, Office Depot, Price/Costco and Joseph Webb Foods) and professional and trade service providers (Cox Communications, Vista Unified School District and San Marcos State University). Most existing and many new manufacturing companies are continuing to expand (such as Directed Electronics, McCain Traffic Systems, Watkins Industries, Precision Litho and Killion Industries). Vista and nearby Carlsbad are home to dozens of manufacturers of golf clubs and other sporting goods products. Business opportunities: More sit-down restaurants should do well to satisfy Vista's appetite for dining places. The Vista Economic Development Association supports new industrial, commercial and retail centers and assists new businesses while Vista Village Business Association and the Vista Redevelopment Agency assist new downtown shops. Crime Safety There was a 13% decrease in crime from 1995 to 1996, with 3.6 violent crimes per 1,000 and 7.5 property crimes per 1,000 people. Because of the growing population, some crimes have drawn special attention, particularly those related to drug and gang activity and the homeless. The police departments has responded by establishing neighborhood policing teams. Local real estate Market overview: Vista is indeed a buyer's market, with low interest rates and good inventories. A fairly priced 1-story home sells within 60 days; a 2-story within 90 to 120 days. New construction is minimal, but many resales are available. What houses look like: Ranches, Cape Cods, split-levels and Victorians all cam be found, many with great views. They are mostly stucco, though some brick and stone can be found. Homes tend to have unusual layouts; driveways on a different level, some 1-stories appear as 2-stories. Most homes have 2- or 3-car garages. Pools are common; basements are rare. Starter homes: On the low end of $120,000 to $175,000 range, you can get a 3BR/2BA home of about 1500 sq. ft. on a 1/2 acre in Shadow Ridge or Alta Vista. Trade-ups: Homes range from $175,000 to $300,000. For about $250,000 you can buy a 4BR2-3BA home on up to 1 acre in the same subdivisions. Luxury homes: There's a big span here of between $400,000 and $1.5 million. About $500,000 can buy a 5BR, 4000 sq. ft. home on 2 or 3 acres featuring a pool, whirlpool, tub, gated entry, spiraling driveway and two or three fireplaces. Elevado and Quails Trail are the places to look. Rental market: A 3BR/2BA home rents for up to $800 a month. 2BR condominiums and townhouses go for about $675 a month. A 2BR apartment rents for between $550 and $650 a month. Both apartments and single-family homes are readily available for rental. Great neighborhoods: Shadowridge Nearby areas to consider: Escondido; San Marcos, a planned community next door to Vista with it's own lake and docks for boating, convenient shopping and great schools. What things cost ACCRA's national comparisons: Overall costs of living for the San Diego area are 21.7% above the national average. The major culprit is housing at a high 52.5% percent above the national average, followed by health care at 21.6% above, groceries at 12% above and miscellaneous goods and services at 4.1% above average. Only utilities are below average at 1.3% below. Utilites: Phone: $40/mo., Electric: $150 - $280/mo. Gas: $85/mo. Water: $60/mo. Kid care: Though difficult to find, infant care averages $120/wk.; for children at least 18 months old, the cost is about $100/wk. Pediatric visit: $55. The tax ax Sales tax: 7.75% Property tax: Property taxes are established under Proposition 13 as 1% of the purchase price plus limited locally approved bonds. The total rarely exceeds 1.3%. For example, highest taxes on a $200,000 home might be approximately $2,600. State income tax: The maximum rate for taxation is 9.3% for $100,000 and more. For lower income, rates range from 1% to 8%. In California, both earned and unearned income are taxed at these rates. Making the grade Public education overview: Despite the challenges facing the 25,000-student Vista Unified School District (budget limitations, changing demographics and skyrocketing numbers of new students), it continues to achieve many successes. Both Vista and Rancho Buena Vista high schools were named National Distinguished Blue Ribbon schools in 1996. Both high schools participate in the International Baccalaureate program headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Also, the district's four middle schools will be among the first in the United States to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program. Vista schools were the first schools in California to start a multiple track, year-round program in which students are in school allows districts to use their resources more efficiently. About 70% of Vista's high school students go on to higher education. Class size: 20:1 (primary grades); 30:1 (elementary grades); 30-32:1 (middle and high school). Help for working parents: Childcare programs are available at elementary schools as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 6:00 p.m. Tutorial programs and sports programs are also available after school at the middle school level along with a full range of high school athletic, music, and other extracurricular programs. Blue Ribbon School Awards: Rancho Buena Vista High School (1995-1996) and Vista High School (1995-1996). School year: Beginning in July 1990, Vista placed 14,000 students in grades K-8 on a year-round calendar in 12 of 13 elementary schools and three middle schools. Special education/programs for gifted students: The Learning Center is a classroom program for disabled and learning-disabled students. However, children are mainstreamed as soon as possible. For children with severe orthopedic or other handicaps, there is a special facility for children who cannot be mainstreamed and need full-time, special attention. For gifted students, there is a GATE program (grades 3-8) and HONORS/IB (grades 9-12). Nearby colleges and universities: Vista is home to National University, University of Phoenix and Maric College. California State University at San Marcos is only 10 minutes from Vista. There are two community colleges in the area, too: Palomar (more than 26,000 students) and Miracosta (more than 17,000 students). Medical care Hospitals/medical centers: Tri-City Medical Center (five minutes from downtown) is a modern, state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive health care service. San Diego is known the world over for medical research and emergency/trauma service. The University of California at San Diego Medical Center boasts highly respected cancer care and organ transplant programs. Scripps Memorial Hospital, part of the famous Scripps institute, offers the Whittier Institute for Diabetes and the Cardiovascular Institute. Specialized care: The University of San Diego Rehabilitation and Children's Centers; Continental Hospital (rehabilitation); San Diego Regional Center (for developmentally disabled children); Children's Convalescent Hospital (serving patients up to age 15) and Southwood Psychiatric Hospital. Let the good times roll Family fun: Vista is one hour from Disneyland and the Pacific Ocean is only seven miles away. So what more could a family ask for in recreational activities? How about an idea climate, a community that offers lots of sport programs for children and adults and an opportunity to visit another country just an hour away? There's more: Vista is surrounded by state parks that offer hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding. Then there's the breathtaking scenery and fascinating wildlife to explore in the Anza-Borrego Desert, an hour-and-a-half away. In Vista, the Community Services department coordinates more than 30 adult and youth recreation programs year-round, including adult co-ed softball and senior softball. It also built a $4 million aquatic park with pools, slides, a lazy river and a high-tech wave machine. Nearby San Diego offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, including the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Wild Animal Park. Day trips to Palomar Observatory are also popular. Wildwood Park is a small children's park with picnic areas. For a change of pace, Brengle Terrace, Breeze Hills and Shadowridge parks have lots of hiking trails, baseball fields, a gymnasium and basketball courts. Deep-sea fishing and boating are no more than 15 minutes away in Oceanside Harbor. The Boys and Girls clubs provide a wide range of wholesome activities and educational programs for thousands of Vista youth. Major ski resorts are within driving distance for winter recreation. Lego of Denmark will open its first U.S. park only 10 minutes from Vista in 1999. Sports: Sports fans travel 40 minutes to San Diego to watch professional games. And just 90 minutes away is Los Angeles with additional opportunities to enjoy spectator sports. More than 20 public and private golf courses are located within a 45-minute radius. Arts and entertainment: Vista's Moonlight Amphitheater (which seats 2,000 people) is centrally located in Brengle Terrace Park and stages five productions each summer. Winter theater productions take place in the newly refurbished 400-seat AVO theater downtown. Then there's Escondido's new $86 million California Center for the Arts (10 miles away). A major motion picture/entertainment is also being planned. Gallery Vista and Rancho Buena Vista Adobe are two art galleries that offer guided tours Annual events: Japanese Festival (featuring dancers, food and art at the Buddhist Temple in Vista in May); Steam Museum shows (April and September); Moonlight Amphitheater outdoor concerts (summer); Rod Run (an antique car race in August) and the Western Regional Chili Cook-off (September). Community life Vista residents take a very active role in community life. Rotary, Soroptimist, and Elks organizations are popular, as is the Women's Club with more than 300 members. The Vista Village Business Association is a nonprofit association of merchants leading the revitalization of downtown. A new senior center was recently built and depends upon many volunteers. At last count there were 72 churches in Vista. The environment Vista has an aggressive recycling program with weekly pickups in three categories: general refuse, recyclable materials (glass, aluminum, tin and plastics) and yard waste. Vista is part of a regional cooperative instituting the Clean Water Act. It participates on the Regional Quality Board in monitoring the pollution level of Buena Vista Creek. It also runs an auto oil recovery program. Recycled water is used to extensively to water the Shadowridge Country Club and arterial landscaping. Since Vista is a light-industry or nonpolluting community, it is not faced with major concerns about water contamination or toxic waste. In and around town Roads and highways: I-5 (north-south), I-15 (north-south), State Highway 78 (east-west), State Highway 76 (east-west). Closest airports: San Diego International Airport (37 miles south), John Wayne Airport in Irvine (45 miles north) and Los Angeles International Airport (93 miles north). Nearby Palomar and Oceanside Municipal airports handle smaller planes with daily and frequent flights to L.A. on American Eagle. Public transportation: The North County Transit Division provides bus service. Average commute: 40-60 minutes FYI Vista Chamber of Commerce 201 Washington Street Vista, CA 92084 760-726-1122 Vista City Hall 600 Eucalyptus Avenue Vista, CA 92084 760-726-1340 Vista Sun 216 East Broadway Vista, CA 92083 760-724-3424 Vista Economic Development Association 600 Eucalyptus Avenue Vista, CA 92084 800-619-VISTA Vista Village Business Association 126 East Vista Way Vista, CA 92084 760-724-8822 Century 21 / Gieseler Associates Diane Giesseler 890 East Vista Way Vista, CA 92084 760-724-7141 Pacific Telephone 800-310-2355 residential 800-750-2355 business San Diego Gas Electric P.O. Box 1831 San Diego 92112 760-743-3222 Vista School District 760-726-2170 Property Tax Assessor 619-224-3586 Welcome Wagon 619-224-3586 North County Interfaith Council 760-489-6380 Physician's Referral 760-724-8411 Day Care Referral Contact the Chamber of Commerce Home | Agendas Minutes | City Government | Community | News Events | Recreation Leisure | Search | 600 Eucalyptus Avenue P.O. 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Agency Directory Alphabetical Directory Listing Download Directory Listing Agency Tools Gifts in Kind UWSD Logo Contact Home Alphabetical Directory Listing A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z show all A Access Center of San Diego County, The Provides comprehensive independent living skills services to people with disabilities throughout San Diego County. 1295 University Avenue, Suite 10 San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 293-3500 Fax: (619) 293-3508 Email: Website: Adult Protective Services, Inc. Disabled and disadvantaged elderly receive licensed adult day health care, employment services and mental health case management services. 2840 Adams Avenue, Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92116 Phone: (619) 283-5731 Fax: (619) 283-1877 Email: Advanced Cancer Research Center Discovering new non-toxic treatments (not chemotherapy) which stimulate the patient's own immune system to defeat cancer. Patients participate in free clinical trials. 10835 Altman Row San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: (858) 450-5990 Fax: (858) 450-3251 Email: Website: Alliance for African Assistance Alliance resettles and assists legal refugees from all over the world fleeing political or religious persecution in their home countries, helping them to become self-sufficient. 5952 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 Phone: (619) 286-9052 Fax: (619) 282-4235 Email: Alpha of San Diego, Inc. Provides poor youth and families with food assistance, counseling, case management, parenting training, youth vision assistance, employment search assistance, anger management therapy, Healthy Families enrollment. 4069 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 285-9999 Fax: (619) 285-1938 Email: Website: Alpha Project for the Homeless Serving roughly 4,000 men, women, and children daily, Alpha Project's primary programs offer services to homeless and very low-income families through transitional employment, supportive housing for people with mental illness, affordable housing, residential substance abuse treatment, and a daytime resource center. 3737 Fifth Avenue, Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 542-1877 Fax: (619) 542-0264 Email: Website: Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. (The George G. Glenner) Four specialized daycare health centers for Alzheimer's patients and frail elderly. Free psychiatric family counseling, information/referrals/research. Centers: Hillcrest, Escondido, South Bay, Fallbrook and School of Dementia Care. 3702 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 543-4700 Fax: (619) 295-1034 Email: Website: American Cancer Society, Border Region Provides direct patient services, community-based education, programs for youth, adults and health professionals and research, the largest non-governmental source of cancer research funding in the world. 2655 Camino del Rio North, Ste.#100 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 299-4200 Fax: (619) 293-3319 Email: Website: American Red Cross San Diego/ Imperial Counties Chapter Provides 24-hour service and world wide communication for military families; 24-hour disaster response; health screenings; disaster preparedness; volunteer opportunities; and aquatic training, first aid, CPR and HIV/AIDS training. 3650 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 542-7400 Fax: (619) 295-8624 Website: Arc of San Diego, The Services to persons with developmental disabilities include vocational training, competitive and supported employment, infant development, residential programs in group homes, supported living, and recreational opportunities. 9575 Aero Drive San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 715-3780 Fax: (858) 715-3788 Email: Website: Armed Services YMCA, Camp Pendleton Low cost programs for military personnel and families at Camp Pendleton including preschools, after school enrichment, singles recreation, school age childcare. P O Box 555028, Bldg 16144 Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 Phone: (760) 385-4921 Fax: (949) 385-0785 Email: Website: Armed Services YMCA, San Diego Provides social, recreational, counseling and crisis intervention programs for military personnel and their families. 3293 Santo Road San Diego, CA 92124 Phone: (858) 751-5755 Fax: (858) 751-5769 Email: Website: ^ back to top B Barrio Station Provides services to target area high risk youth, primarily Hispanic, in the prevention and intervention of juvenile delinquency, gang violence, school failure, addition, and teen parenthood. 2175 Newton Avenue San Diego, CA 92113 Phone: (619) 238-0314 Fax: (619) 238-0331 Email: Website: Bayside Community Center Center-based and in-home counseling, emergency food and clothing, translation/interpretation, escort, at-risk youth prrjects including after-school program, seniors lunches and exercise, multi-lingual parenting and other classes. 2202 Comstock Street San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 278-0771 Fax: (858) 278-6193 Email: Website: Big Brothers & Sisters of San Diego County A self-supporting agency that provides professionally supported friendship matches for single-parent children who are missing adequate adult role models. 8515 Arjons Drive, Ste. A San Diego, CA 92126 Phone: (858) 536-4900 ext. 203 Fax: (858) 536-8255 Email: Website: Big Sister League, Inc. Shelter and transitional housing for displaced, battered, and mentally-ill women. Big/Little Sister Program matches girls at risk (6-17) with women who serve as mentors. 115 Redwood Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 297-1172 Fax: (619) 297-3908 Email: Website: Boy Scouts of America, Desert Pacific Council Collaborations with hundreds of chartered organizations provide Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, Venture and Exploring prohgrams to each community in the county. 1207 Upas Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 298-6121 Fax: (619) 682-3858 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Club of Chula Vista A comprehensive youth development program promoting physical, social, and educational development of children 6-18. Programs also include a pre-school and day camps when school is out of session. 1301 Oleander Avenue Chula Vista, CA 91911 Phone: (619) 421-4011 Fax: (619) 482-6738 Email: Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Beach A youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, physical, social and psychological well-being of youth ages 5-17. 847 Encina Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91932 Phone: (619) 424-2266 Fax: (619) 424-8266 Email: Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside, Inc. Provides the youth of Oceanside with site-based quality guidance services and athletic activities, under the direction of a professional staff member. 401 Country Club Lane Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: (760) 433-8920 Fax: (760) 433-2260 Email: Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos Gang and drug prevention, tutoring, arts, sports. Programs are year round and provide leadership development, build health, social, educational, and vocational skills for youth ages 6-18. 1 Positive Place San Marcos, CA 92069 Phone: (760) 471-2490 Fax: (760) 471-0673 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Club of Vista Provide positive programs that will inspire boys & girls in need to realize their highest potential as responsible, productive members of their community. 410 W California Avenue Vista, CA 92083 Phone: (760) 724-6606 Fax: (760) 724-1159 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Clubs Carlsbad Provides social, educational, athletic, and recreational programs for disadvantaged youth which build self-esteem, teach responsibility, enhance interpersonal skills and improve decision making. 3115 Roosevelt Street Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: (760) 729-0207 Fax: (760) 729-2279 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Develops health, social skills, educational and vocational abilities to build the character of youth 6-18. 260 E. Chase El Cajon, CA 92022 Phone: (619) 440-1600 Fax: (619) 440-2331 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego A multi-neighborhood youth development organization dedicated to helping young people build self-esteem and develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. 115 West Woodward Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 746-3315 Fax: (760) 740-0242 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Clubs of National City A youth development organization promoting the health, social, educational, and character development of boys and girls ages 6-18. 1430 D Avenue National City, CA 91950 Phone: (619) 477-5445 Fax: (619) 477-9177 Email: Website: Boys & Girls Clubs of North County Private non-profit classes, tutoring, social activities, sports, art, service programs that develop youth 6-18 by instilling competence, usefullness, belonging, power to make a difference. 445 East Ivy Street Fallbrook, CA 92028 Phone: (760) 728-5871 Fax: (760) 728-1736 Email: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Provides a positive place for ages 5-18 with activities and programs planned and supervised by trained, caring professionals. The clubs are open during critical hours. 3800A Mykonos Lane San Diego, CA 92130 Phone: (858) 755-9371 Fax: (858) 755-0138 Email: Website: ^ back to top C Canine Companions for Independence, Southwest Trng Ctr Enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained service dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. 124 Rancho del Oro Drive Oceanside, CA 92057 Phone: (760) 901-4300 Fax: (760) 901-4350 Email: Website: Casa de Amparo: House of Refuge Provides immediate emergency care and protection for abused children, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Provides free day care to children 0-5, at risk of abuse. 3355 Mission Avenue, #238 Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: (760) 754-5500 Fax: (760) 757-0792 Email: Website: Casa Familiar Bilingual/bicultural staff providing multi-social services that include counseling; youth services; education; recreation; immigration/citizenship services; housing; economic development; community computer center and fitness center. 119 West Hall Avenue San Ysidro, CA 92173 Phone: (619) 428-1115 Fax: (619) 428-2802 Email: Website: Catholic Charities Provides critical services for children, adults and families, including counseling, pregnancy, parenting and adoption services, immigrant and refugee services, senior services, homeless and emergency services. 349 Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 231-2828 Fax: (619) 234-2272 Email: Website: Center for Community Solutions Creating safe and healthy communities with emphasis on treatment and prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence. Services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and legal assistance. 4508 Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: (858) 272-5777 Fax: (858) 272-5361 Email: Website: Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Inc. Case management, crisis intervention, youth programs and job development for low-income individuals. Provides childcare services and leadership training program. Develops/manages affordable housing apartments. 3180 University Avenue, Suite 317 San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 285-5600 Fax: (619) 285-5616 Email: Website: Children's Dental Health Association of San Diego Provides full range of high quality, affordable and accessible dental health services to San Diego's underserved children. 1270 24th Street San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 234-8131 Fax: (619) 234-0048 Email: Children's Hospital and Health Center CHHC is the region's only medical center devoted exclusively to children and provides a full array of medical services for the children of San Diego County. 3020 Children's Way MC#5005 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: 8585761700 Fax: 8584671882 Email: Website: Clairemont Friendship Senior Center, Inc. Senior lunch program, home delivered meals, adult social day care, senior emergency alert system, Senior Surfers computer classes, Project CARE, education, recreational and health services. 4425 Bannock Avenue San Diego, CA 92117 Phone: (858) 483-5100 Fax: (858) 483-3214 Email: Website: Communities Against Substance Abuse A community-driven organization dedicated to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse. Approaches include youth development, citizen activism, awareness and environmental changes which foster healthy youth, families and communities. 554 Broadway El Cajon, CA 92021 Phone: (619) 442-2727 Fax: (619) 593-9025 Email: Website: Community Campership Council of San Diego, Inc. Provides financial aid to children from low-income families for a camping experience at one of 23 accredited American Camping Association Camps in San Diego County. "Camperships" also available for the three sixth grade outdoor education camps.. 7510 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #208 San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 268-9888 Fax: (858) 268-0856 Email: Website: Community Interface Services Quality, individualized, community-based support in employment and community living to assist adults with developmental disabilities reach their individual potential for community participation and independence. 2621 Roosevelt Street Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: (760) 729-3866 Fax: (760) 729-8526 Email: Website: Community Resource Center Offers emergency assistance, counseling, food & basic need items, legal help, case management, transitional housing, and shelter with comprehensive services for battered women and their children in North Coastal County. 650 Second Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 753-1156 Fax: (760) 753-0252 Email: Website: Comprehensive Health Center Community Health Center serving San Diego since 1977. Complete adult/pediatric medical care, family planning, dental, prenatal, health education, substance abuse treatment, HIV medical care. 446 26th Street, Suite 101 San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 231-9300 Fax: (619) 232-5922 Email: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of SD County Provides free services including budget counseling, educational workshops, first-time homebuyer counseling, and the Financial Literacy Program in local schools. Arranges debt management plans to eliminate consumer's debt. 2650 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 209 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (800) 364-5596 Fax: (619) 497-0258 Email: Website: CRASH, Inc. Provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment and recovery services. Programs include residential & non-residential treatment, perinatal, General Relief Alcohol & Drug Services, outreach & education. 1081 Camino del Rio South, Suite 129 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 297-5131 Fax: (619) 296-3846 Email: Website: Crisis House Provides prevention and intervention for abused children, transitional and emergency assistance for people in crisis, including emergency assistance for military families. 1034 North Magnolia Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 Phone: (619) 444-9926 Fax: (619) 444-1422 Email: ^ back to top D Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc. Provides information & referral, interpreting, advocacy, and counseling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We sell special books and devices for communication needs. 3930 Fourth Avenue, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 398-2488 Fax: (619) 398-2444 Email: Website: ^ back to top E Educational Enrichment Systems Enhances the development of the whole child by providing unique and affordable child development programs on or near the work site for low-moderate income families. 4715 Viewridge Avenue, Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 569-7273 Fax: (858) 569-7280 Email: Website: ElderHelp of San Diego Provides programs to help frail elderly remain at home, including shared housing, grocery shopping, care management, home repair, forms assistance, legal services and Project CARE. 4069-A 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-9281 Fax: (619) 284-0214 Email: Website: Elementary Institute of Science Nurtures intellectual curiosity of San Diego's young people by providing "hands-on" experiences to stimulate ongoing appreciation and understanding of science and technology. 608 51st Street San Diego, CA 92114 Phone: (619) 263-2302 Fax: (619) 263-0268 Email: Website: Elizabeth Hospice, The Provides physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to the terminally ill and their families regardless of their age, disease, diagnosis or ability to pay. 150 W Crest Street Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 737-2050 Fax: (760) 796-3785 Email: Website: Episcopal Community Services Provides comprehensive human services network in San Diego and Riverside Counties building healthier communities and providing leadership in social outreach. ECS serves nearly 100,000 people annually. 4305 University Avenue, 4th Floor San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 228-2800 Fax: (619) 228-2801 Email: Website: Escondido Community Child Development Center Educational program for children of low income working families; early intervention services such as dental, vision and speech screening, on-site family counseling, parent training, and 450 nutritious meals/day. 205 W Mission Avenue, Suite F Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 839-9361 Fax: (760) 745-8567 Email: ^ back to top F Fallbrook Child Development Center, Inc. Serves low income, employed or student parents by providing quality care for their children, one through five years of age. 320 North Iowa Street Fallbrook, CA 92028 Phone: (760) 728-5402 Fax: (760) 728-5337 Email: Family Health Centers of San Diego County Provides comprehensive primary healthcare, including medical, dental, optometry, mental health, health education, and other ancillary services to medically underserved persons on a sliding scale basis. 823 Gateway Center Way San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 515-2301 Fax: (619) 237-1856 Email: Website: Fraternity House, Inc. State-licensed, Residential Care Facilities for the chronically ill. Provide homeless men and women, disabled by AIDS, with permanent, supportive housing, meals, rehabilitation services, 24-hour supervision and hospice care. 20702 Elfin Forest Road Escondido, CA 92029 Phone: (760) 736-0292 Fax: (760) 736-0293 Email: ^ back to top G Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, Inc. Working together with committed adults, Girl Scouts offers every girl, everywhere, the opportunity to learn, have fun, and to grow strong in body, mind and spirit. 1231 Upas Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 298-8391 Fax: (619) 298-2031 Email: Website: Girls Club of San Diego, Inc. Provides social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities designed to promote the moral, intellectual, and physical development of girls 5-18 years of age. 606 South 30th Street San Diego, CA 92113 Phone: (619) 233-7722 Fax: (619) 267-1025 Email: Girls Incorporated of North San Diego County Provides low-cost informal research based educational and recreational programs to help girls ages 6-18 to increase their self-esteem. Through structured programs girls develop the skills to become self-sufficient, self-reliant young women. 735 Avenida de Benito Juarez Vista, CA 92085 Phone: (760) 724-2409 Fax: (760) 724-2694 Email: ^ back to top H Harmonium, Inc. Multi-service, community-based agency provides counseling, childcare and community services to children, youth and families. 10717 Camino Ruiz, Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92126 Phone: (858) 566-5740 Fax: (858) 566-6430 Email: Website: Home of Guiding Hands Provides 24/7 training and living support for persons with developmental disabilities through 28 community homes. Adult Community Living assistance; and In-Home Respite for all ages and special needs. 10025 Los Ranchitos Road Lakeside, CA 92040 Phone: (619) 448-3700 Fax: (619) 448-7208 Email: Website: Home Start, Inc. Provides a variety of family support, parent education, crisis intervention, mentoring and therapeutic home-based services that address child abuse, child neglect, family violence and family self-sufficiency. 5005 Texas Street, Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 692-0727 Fax: (619) 692-0785 Email: Website: Hospice of the North Coast Meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients/families coping with terminal illness through specialized home care. Extensive grief support services. 5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: (760) 431-4100 Fax: (760) 431-4133 Email: Website: Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels, San Diego Council Provides world understanding through hostelling. Operates three youth hostels (Point Loma, San Diego, San Clemente), and educational, recreational, and cultural programs for the community. 437 J Street, Suite 301 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 338-9981 Fax: (619) 525-1533 Email: Website: ^ back to top I Imperial Beach Health Center Offers primary medical care services for low income individuals and persons without health insurance. Fees are based on income and family size. 949 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91932 Phone: (619) 429-3733 Fax: (619) 429-6457 Email: Indian Human Resource Center, Inc. Provides employment assistance, job training, and case management social services to American Indians in crisis situations due to unemployment or emergency situations. 4040 30th Street, Suite A San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 281-5964 Fax: (619) 281-1466 Email: INFO LINE of San Diego County San Diego County's comprehensive information and referral service. Your "first call for help"; confidential; available seven days a week. Provides information and referral training to agencies, supports specialized I&R services through I&R Network and operates the Parenting Link – comprehensive listing of parent educations classes 1-866-4FAMILIES. PO Box 881307 San Diego, CA 92168-1307 Phone: (858) 300-1300 Fax: (858) 300-1301 Email: Website: Interfaith Community Services Provides a complete continuum of care and services in north San Diego County, from Oceanside to Escondido and surrounding: food, shelter, housing, crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals, clinical case management, employment assessment, training and placement, psychological counseling.   2195 Oceanside Boulevard   Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: (760) 721-0351 Fax: (760) 721-0351 550 W Washington Avenue, Suite B Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 489-6380 Fax: (760) 740-0837 Email: Website: ^ back to top J Jewish Community Center of San Diego County, Lawrence Family The JCC provides a preschool, theater, library, pool, gym, and more for social, educational, cultural, and fitness programs including camp, arts, teens, singles and senior adults. 4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 457-3030 Fax: (858) 450-6835 Email: Website: Jewish Family Service of San Diego Provides counseling and support for families and individuals, mentoring, child abuse prevention, domestic violence services, case management, Jewish Healing Center, refugee resettlement, food pantry for needy, and services to frail elderly. 3715 Sixth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 291-0473 Fax: (619) 291-2419 Email: Website: ^ back to top K Kids Korps USA Organization engages young people, ages 5-21 in charitable activities and community-based service. Participants learn the value of volunteerism, build confidence/self-esteem, and learn leadership skills. 265 Santa Helena, Suite 110A Solana Beach, CA 92075 Phone: (858) 259-3602 Fax: (858) 259-3603 Email: Website: ^ back to top L La Maestra Community Health Centers Provides health care services to residents of City Heights including general primary care, pediatric, perinatal, WIC program, etc. 4185 Fairmount Avenue San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: (619) 584-1612 Fax: (619) 281-6738 Email: Website: Legal Aid Society of San Diego Provides quality legal services to indigent residents of the City and County of San Diego to insure they receive the basic needs for survival. 110 South Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114 Phone: (619) 262-5557 Fax: (619) 263-5697 Email: Website: Lifeline Community Services Case management, legal clinic, transportation for disabled, juvenile diversion, mediation, professional counseling, support groups, parenting classes, youth leadership, mentoring, education & cultural awareness.. 200 Michigan Avenue Vista, CA 92084 Phone: (760) 726-4900 Fax: (760) 726-6102 Email: Website: Lutheran Social Services Project Hand offers: emergency food, clothing, job development, prescription & transportation vouchers. Caring Neighbors offers: minor home repairs for elders and disabled, senior companions and shared housing. 3101 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 291-8722 Fax: (619) 291-8724 Email: Website: ^ back to top M MAAC Project Provides social services, senior services, job training/placement, consumer education, child development/education, energy assistance, substance abuse programs, residential recovery, emergency food and vouchers, housing and community development. 22 West 35th Street, Suite 100 National City, CA 91950 Phone: (619) 426-3595 Fax: (619) 426-2173 Email: Website: Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego Grants wishes for local children who have been diagnosed with a qualifying life-threatening illness. 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 707-9474 Fax: (858) 707-9480 Email: Website: Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego Provides homebound seniors and disabled persons with two meals daily delivered by volunteers. ElderCare counseling is available to all clients and their families. 2254 San Diego Avenue, #200 San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: (619) 260-6110 Fax: (619) 260-8373 Email: Website: MITE (McAlister Institute for Treatment & Education) Provides residential and outpatient drug/alcohol treatment for San Diego residents. We specialize in treating women, their children, and pregnant women. 1400 N. Johnson Avenue, Suite 101 El Cajon, CA 92020 Phone: (619) 442-0277 Fax: (619) 442-1101 Email: Website: Mountain Health & Community Services, Inc. Full service clinic. Hypertension, diabetes, GYN-PAP, physicals, children's illness, immunizations, family planning, pre-natal care. All incomes accepted; MediCal; Medicare; CMS; most private insurance; WIC Program. 31115 Highway 94 Campo, CA 91906 Phone: (619) 478-5254 Fax: (619) 478-9164 Email: Website: ^ back to top N NAMI San Diego Support, education, information & referral for those directly and indirectly affected by mental illness. Toll free telephone service, library, monthly meetings, frequent classes. Bilingual staff (English/Spanish). 4480 30th Street San Diego, CA 92116 Phone: (619) 584-5564 Fax: (619) 543-1498 Email: Website: National Conflict Resolution Center Provides dispute resolution services (mediation, negotiation, problem-solving) and training to the community. Experienced mediators available for parent/teen, family, neighborhood, landlord-tenant, and public policy issues. 625 Broadway, Suite 1221 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 238-2400 Fax: (619) 238-8041 Email: Website: Neighborhood Healthcare Provides medical, prenatal care, dental, and mental health services to those who cannot otherwise afford health care. Bilingual services for all ages are offered. 425 N. Date Street, Suite 203 Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 737-2000 Fax: (760) 737-2039 Email: Website: Neighborhood House Association Provides child development, food services, senior nutrition, housing assistance, employment, adult day health care, mental health, youth diversion, social work and emergency services for needy families. 5660 Copley Drive San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 715-2642 Fax: (858) 715-2670 Email: Website: New Haven Youth & Family Services, Inc. Non-profit social service organization that serves children facing emotional and developmental challenges in a 66-bed residential treatment program, three special education/vocational schools and a therapeutic foster care agency. 216 W Los Angeles Drive Vista, CA 92083 Phone: (760) 630-4035 Fax: (760) 630-4030 Email: North County Community Services Ex-offender re-entry programs and child development programs for persons with low income. 1557-C Grand Avenue San Marcos, CA 92069 Phone: (760) 471-5483 Fax: (760) 471-5473 Email: ^ back to top O Ocean Beach Child Care Project Provides child care services to low-income families, homeless or abused children 3 months to kindergarten age. 2041 Chatsworth Blvd San Diego, CA 92107 Phone: (619) 222-6242 Email: Operation Samahan, Inc. Provides a whole range of medical care, including Family Practice, Pediatrics, and OB-GYN. Also provides social services, such as family counseling, tax assistance, and translation. 2835 Highland Avenue, Suite C National City, CA 91950 Phone: (619) 474-2284 Fax: (619) 474-3919 Email: Website: ^ back to top P Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc. A professional counseling and social services response for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Services include crisis intervention, family violence treatment, education, short and long term therapy. 1002 E Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 741-2660 Fax: (760) 741-2647 Email: Parent Institute for Quality Education The Mission of the Institute is to help bring schools and parents together to work as partners to ensure the educational success of every child. 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92117 Phone: (858) 483-4499 Fax: (858) 483-4646 Email: Website: Partners Mentorship Program, Inc. Provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to first-time offenders and at-risk adolescents, ages 10-17. Program includes monthly group activities with educational, social and recreational components. 3295 Meade Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 Phone: (619) 584-5797 Fax: (619) 584-5799 Email: Website: Partnerships With Industry Work training. community job placement, and ongoing support for adults with developmental disabilities (mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism) throughout San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 7540 Metropolitan, Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 681-1999 Fax: (619) 681-1990 Email: Website: Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties Full-service, bilingual family planning agency with sixteen clinics receiving 170,000 annual patient visits, and educational services used by 30,000 individuals. 1075 Camino del Rio South, #200 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 881-4500 Fax: (619) 291-0255 Email: Website: Poway Valley Senior Citizens Corp. Offers a variety of services to seniors, including information and referral, nutrition, transportation, home-delivered meals, hand-craft corner, outreach, recreational, medical, and educational programs. 13094 Civic Center Drive Poway, CA 92064 Phone: (858) 748-6094 Fax: (858) 748-3019 Email: ^ back to top R Ramona Food & Clothes Closet Provides emergency food and clothing, medical appliances, limited information and referrals. Provides food, clothes and toys at Christmas. P O Box 164 Ramona, CA 92065 Phone: (760) 789-4458 Email: Rancho Bernardo Joslyn Senior Center To serve and enhance the well-being and quality of life of the senior community by providing social, supportive, educational, volunteer and fitness activities and services. 18402 West Bernardo Drive San Diego, CA 92127 Phone: (858) 487-9324 Fax: (858) 487-9235 Email: Redwood Elderlink Serves a diverse adult population and their families through day programs, home care, care management, and supportive education in a cooperative and therapeutic environment. 1151 South Redwood Street Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: (760) 480-1030 Fax: (760) 737-0170 Email: Website: ^ back to top S Salvation Army, The Provides assistance to needy families, seniors, youth and children...including housing, food, shelter, clothing, counseling, disaster services...without discrimination. 2320 Fifth Avenue, Suite 302 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 231-6000 Fax: (619) 239-5304 Email: Website: San Diego American Indian Health Center, Inc. Community Health Clinic serving all in need. Provides medical, dental and counseling services to the American Indian and Non-Indian population in the urban community of San Diego County. 2602 First Avenue, Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 234-0572 Fax: (619) 234-0505 Email: Website: San Diego Blood Bank Provides blood and blood related services to patients in San Diego, Imperial and Southern Riverside counties. 440 Upas Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 296-6393 Fax: (619) 296-0126 Email: Website: San Diego Center for Children Multifaceted organization serving children, youth and families. Offers outpatient, in-home services, therapeutic foster care and adoptions, non-public school, day treatment and residential treatment. 3002 Armstrong Street San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 277-9550 Fax: (858) 279-2763 Email: Website: San Diego Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired Services provided are designed to rehabilitate the newly blind and vision impaired adult so they can reach their highest potential of independence and self-reliance. 5922 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92115 Phone: (619) 583-1542 Fax: (619) 583-2335 Email: Website: San Diego Council on Literacy Supports 25 independent, local literacy service providers which offer free, confidential reading and writing instructional services for adults and young people who possess minimal literacy skills. 2515 Camino del Rio South, #111 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 574-1641 Fax: (619) 491-9242 Email: Website: San Diego Family Care Provides medical and psychosocial health care to low-income, multi-ethnic families on a sliding fee basis. Three separate sites are available for client access in Linda Vista and City Heights, with six languages spoken and a 7/24 answering service. 6973 Linda Vista Road San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 279-0925 Fax: (858) 279-0377 Email: San Diego LGBT Community Center, The Provides services to the Lesbian and Gay Community and to the HIV+ community, including support groups, crisis line, individual and group psychotherapy. 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 692-2077 Fax: (619) 260-3092 Email: Website: San Diego Rescue Mission Provides care, recovery, and rehabilitation for homeless men, women and children. Includes food, shelter, counseling, life-skills classes, education, transition program and family reunification services. 120 Elm Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 687-3720 Fax: (619) 687-3729 Email: Website: San Diego Urban League To assist African Americans and other people of color to achieve social and economic equality, through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research. 720 Gateway Center Drive San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 263-3115 Fax: (619) 263-3660 Email: Website: San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Provides pro bono legal services to the indigent in Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Domestic Violence Prevention, AIDS Law, Guardianships, Special Education, Immigration and Civil Rights. 625 Broadway, Suite 925 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 235-5656 Fax: (619) 235-5668 Email: Website: San Diego Youth & Community Services, Inc. Serves youth, families, and the community. Provide services in a continuum of care from prevention and education, crisis intervention, counseling, youth shelters to Transitional Living and low-income housing. 3255 Wing Street, Suite 550 San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: (619) 221-8600 Fax: (619) 221-8611 Email: Website: San Ysidro Health Center Offers comprehensive health care to residents of the South bay area. Flexible fees for low-income, medically indigent people. 3045 Beyer Blvd., Suite D-102 San Ysidro, CA 92173 Phone: (619) 428-4463 Fax: (619) 428-2625 Email: Website: Senior Citizens Legal Services Programs include free legal services for seniors ages 60 and older, priority issues include elder abuse, consumer and landlord/tenant issues, wills, age discrimination, fraud and related cases. 3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 315 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 565-1392 Fax: (858) 565-1394 Email: Website: Senior Community Centers of San Diego Services for seniors including home delivered meals, hot breakfast & lunch at three centers, homeless, social services, shopping, health care assistance, transportation, activities and advocacy. 525 14th Street, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 235-6538 Fax: (619) 235-9829 Email: Website: SER/Jobs for Progress Job counseling, referral, and placement for youth and adults. Learning Center provides computer applications training. First time home buyers program. 3355 Mission Avenue, Suite 123 Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: (760) 754-6500 Fax: (760) 967-6357 Email: Website: Sherman Heights Community Center Inter-generational: Providing a central location for Cultural, Educational, Recreational, and Social Services; Ballet Folklorico; ESL Classes; Computer; Aerobics; Gang Prevention; Homework/Tutoring Center; Senior Program; Arts & Crafts; Community Street Fairs. 2260 Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 232-5181 Fax: (619) 232-5184 Email: Website: Social Advocates for Youth Prevents juvenile delinquency by providing counseling, extensive before/after school child care, learning disability testing, job skills classes and more to children and their families. Provides after school activities at 40+ sites. 3615 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 101 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 565-4148 Fax: (858) 565-4178 Email: Website: South Bay Community Services Provides Community Development and social services including bilingual child, youth & family programs and community development activities, affordable housing and shelter for homeless families and victims of family violence and their children. 1124 Bay Blvd., Suite D Chula Vista, CA 91911 Phone: (619) 420-3620 Fax: (619) 420-8722 Email: Website: Southern Caregiver Resource Center Offers consultation, counseling, legal services and respite care to families caring for individuals with Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's, Huntington's Disease, traumatic brain injury or other cognitive disorders. 3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 230 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 268-4432 Fax: (858) 268-7816 Email: Website: St. Clare's Home,Inc. Provides food, clothing, shelter, medical, and psychological assistance to homeless women, children and pregnant women. Parenting, self-esteem, alcohol and drug recovery, job preparation classes are offered and day care. 2091 E Valley Parkway, #1-E Escondido, CA 92027 Phone: (760) 741-0122 Fax: (760) 741-1241 Email: Website: St. Madeleine Sophie's Center Prepares adults with developmental disabilities for paid work in integrated community environments, developing self-esteem, preparing students to be contributors to society. Provides catering, packaging & janitorial services to the public. 2119 East Madison Avenue El Cajon, CA 92019 Phone: (619) 442-5129 Fax: (619) 442-2590 Email: Website: St. Vincent de Paul Village Provides rehabilitation programs daily for 2,000 homeless and needy children, families, teens and adults, AIDS patients - meals - housing - medical - dental - chemical dependency - literacy - employment - winter shelters. 3350 E Street San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 687-1000 Fax: (619) 687-1010 Email: Website: STAR/PAL Program aids youth in making positive life choices through educational and recreational activities. 4110 54th Street San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: (619) 531-2718 Fax: (619) 531-2782 Email: Website: ^ back to top T Teen Challenge of Southern California For over 30 years, positively changing the lives of men, women and youth dealing with drug abuse. All programs are offered free of charge. 5450 Lea Street San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: (619) 265-0337 Fax: (619) 265-0059 Email: Website: Travelers Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. Protective travel service for young, senior or disabled travelers; emergency transportation available for victims of domestic violence and persons stranded in San Diego. 306 Walnut Avenue, Suite 21 San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 295-8393 Fax: (619) 295-3217 Email: Website: ^ back to top U Union of Pan Asian Communities Mental health counseling; juvenile delinquency diversion; domestic violence counseling; substance abuse prevention and treatment; senior in-home services and nutrition; health promotion and disease prevention; economic development and self-sufficiency. 1031 25th Street San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: (619) 232-6454 Fax: (619) 235-9002 Email: Website: United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County Provides information & referral, vocational training, assistive technology services, supported employment, toy and software library, aquatics, respite and support groups for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families. 8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 571-7803 Fax: (858) 571-0919 Email: Website: Unyeway, Inc. Provides day training programs, work programs, and employment services throughout San Diego County for adults with developmental disabilities. Promotes independence, empowerment and employment. 2330 Main Street, Suite E Ramona, CA 92065 Phone: (760) 789-5960 Fax: (760) 789-8156 Email: USO Council of San Diego Provides social, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of active duty men and women in the armed services. 303 A Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 235-6503 Fax: (619) 232-5520 Email: Website: ^ back to top V Vietnam Veterans of San Diego, Inc. Provides transitional housing, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and employment services to all homeless and unemployed veterans and their families. 4141 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: (619) 497-0142 Fax: (619) 497-0263 Email: Website: Vista Community Clinic Provides health care and health education to low to moderate income people. Prenatal care, pediatrics, general medicine, AIDS care, seniors, health education. 1000 Vale Terrace Vista, CA 92084 Phone: (760) 631-5000 Fax: (760) 726-2730 Email: Website: Vista Hill Provides thorough and compassionate care for children, adolescents and adults with mental illness, chemical dependencies, and severe developmental disabilities. 8787 Complex Drive, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 514-5100 Fax: (858) 514-5193 Email: Website: Voices for Children Agency trains & supervises volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates, Court Appointed Special Monitors and Educational Surrogates to advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. 2851 Meadow Lark Drive San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 569-2019 Fax: (858) 569-7151 Email: Website: Volunteer San Diego The Volunteer Center promotes and supports volunteerism in the community by providing a central clearing house for volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition, and for training agencies, schools, businesses and other organizations in volunteer program development and management. 4699 Murphy Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (619) 636-4131 Fax: (858) 492-2016 Email: Website: Volunteers of America, Southwest California, Inc. Provides alcoholism and drug counseling and treatment, ex-offender reentry, senior, youth, mental health, emergency shelter, and skilled nursing services. 3530 Camino del Rio N. #300 San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (858) 282-8211 Fax: (858) 282-1300 Email: Website: ^ back to top W Women's Resource Center Provides shelter, counseling and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Battered women's shelter and 24-hour hotline are available. 1963 Apple Street Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: (760) 757-3500 Fax: (760) 757-0680 Email: ^ back to top Y YMCA of San Diego County Provides character building programs to help youth and individuals realize their fullest potential through a variety of recreational, health, family, child care, camping and social service programs. 4715 Viewridge Avenue, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 292-4034 Fax: (858) 292-0045 Email: Website: Youth Tennis San Diego Promotes the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through tennis and educational activities. Develops programs that encourage youth participation, personal integrity, and leadership. 4490 West Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107 Phone: (619) 221-9000 Fax: (619) 221-9076 Email: Website: YWCA of San Diego County Comprehensive programs for women, girls and families including: domestic violence prevention, educational/counseling services, supportive housing for battered women and girls, childcare, and teen/women leadership. 1012 C Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 239-0355 Fax: (619) 233-8545 Email: Leadership Givers, Click Here. About Us . What Matters . Our Agencies . Campaign . eGiving . Site Map . Contact Us . Home 4699 Murphy Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92123 858.492.2000 2004 United Way of San Diego Privacy Policy Statement

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