Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 08/02/18

  • TCAC has updated the TICQ to include a question (#18) on EBT, Debit Visa or MasterCard accounts that are provided for income such as Social Security wages, Unemployment, Public Assistance, disability, etc. Beginning in January of 2019, TCAC will begin verifying that all new move-in’s and re-certification’s, as of January 1st, are using our updated TICQ form. If you have any questions on this form, please contact compliance program manager Elizabeth Gutierrez-Ramos at 916-651-0410 or at egutierrez@treasurer.ca.gov.
  • According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Point-in-Time Count, homelessness among veterans increased by 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2017. Although homelessness among veterans overall has decreased by nearly 50 percent since 2010, there is still work to do as shortages of affordable housing presents challenges for many communities’ efforts to end veteran homelessness. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) collaborates with many partners, including HUD, to address homeless veterans’ need for affordable housing. the coming weeks, representatives from VA’s Homeless Programs Office will reach out to each region and we encourage you to speak with them to discuss the opportunity for collaboration whether that be through educational programming, information sharing, housing local Veterans or something else. In anticipation of VA’s team reaching out, feel free to review information on some of the ways VA works with partners to end veteran homelessness