Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard Recognized for His Contributions to Affordable Housing

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard presented with the 2015 SCANPH Housing Hero Award by Pasadena Director of Housing and Career Services, William Huang (photo: SCANPH)On May 6, 2015, former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard was recognized by the Southern California Association for Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) as its 2015 Housing Hero for his contributions to affordable housing.Bill Bogaard officially ended his fourth term as Mayor of Pasadena, but he leaves behind an incredible legacy in affordable housing, as well as, smart growth, sustainability, economic development, historic preservation, and many more areas. He created a civic culture where decent, safe and affordable housing is viewed as an official right and where there is broad recognition that a truly dynamic city is also a truly diverse city.In 2001, under Mayor Bogaard’s leadership, Pasadena courageously adopted a progressive inclusionary housing ordinance, but only by a slim majority due to strong opposition from market rate developers, property owners, realtors, and others. This nationally-recognized ordinance has resulted in the completion of 446 units of affordable housing without using any of federal, State or local affordable housing funding resources. The inclusionary ordinance also generated over $17.3 million in in-lieu fees used to produce additional affordable housing, and there are currently over 250 more inclusionary units in the development pipeline.Bill Bogaard has been a champion of smart growth. He worked tirelessly on the initial construction of the Gold Line from downtown LA to east Pasadena, and on its pending 2016 expansion from east Pasadena to Azusa. The Gold Line has presented numerous opportunities for transit-oriented development surrounding Pasadena’s 6 stations and additional stations in other cities. The creation of these development opportunities, coupled with the city’s Inclusionary Ordinance has ensured affordable housing is built adjacent to transit stops to make it possible for low income households to live close to the transit on which they depend.During his tenure, Pasadena has proven to be fertile ground for affordable housing where successful projects have been completed by top-notch non-profit developers and SCANPH members including Abode Communities, Heritage Housing Partners, Habitat for Humanity San Gabriel Valley, Homes For Life Foundation, Southern California Presbyterian Homes, TELACU, and Retirement Housing Foundation with projects currently under construction by Bridge Housing and National CORE.While homeless numbers increased across the County, with Mayor Bogaard’s strong support, Pasadena has been able to reduce its homeless population from over 1,200 to less than 650 over the last four years. This nearly 50% reduction was made possible by focusing on homeless prevention and permanent housing rather than on shelters and transitional housing.Furthermore, Pasadena has been an early adopter of the Housing First strategy and has ended homelessness for 63 of its most chronically homeless persons in the last three years by placing them in permanent housing with wrap-around services scattered throughout the city.As a result of Mayor Bogaard’s leadership on affordable housing, the Urban Land Institute recognized the City of Pasadena, as well as, Austin, TX, with their 2014 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award for the best housing policies in the nation.last_img read more

The Housing Industry: Then and Now

first_img Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Perhaps no other decade has impacted the housing industry as much as the last 10 years have, but successfully navigating that period has led to a sea of change in terms of innovation. Take a look at what Jason Allnutt, General Manager at Auction.com, had to say about the past and future of Auction.com and the industry as a whole. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 2017-09-15 Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago DS News: Reflecting on the last decade, what changes have you witnessed in the industry?Perhaps no other decade has impacted our industry as much as the last 10 years have, but successfully navigating that period has led to a sea of change in terms of innovation. Today, new technologies make it easier for investors to quickly ascertain what properties are actually worth; and what borrowers are able (or likely) to do to cure default. Although inventory amount has tapered from historically high levels, the industry continues to evolve, and we are finding that online marketplaces continue to gain share based on improved outcomes. This growth is a direct result of the out-of-the-box approach that we’ve witnessed from industry leaders with their implementation of new ways of thinking and innovative solutions to address the challenges presented to them. This new approach to the business, paired with the ability to provide a robust online platform has resulted in the vibrant, healthy marketplace that we see today.DS News: I understand Auction.com is rebranding in conjunction with its 10th anniversary. Tell us about that.Auction.com, as a brand, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We evolved from Real Estate Disposition Company in 2007 after finding the value and efficiency of disposition in the digital environment. Timed to coincide with our anniversary, we have unveiled a new logo, tagline, and updated design aesthetic that reaffirms our commitment to providing buyers and sellers with optimal disposition strategies for faster executions. As we’ve grown from an online auction site to the only platform uniquely able and proven to successfully bring any and all assets to auction no matter the stage in the disposition lifecycle, we look forward to going “Beyond The Bid” in providing proven disposition solutions that better prepare buyers for success.DS News: What have you learned over the course of the past decade that helps you continue to steer Auction.com forward? I remind myself of the importance of being relentless in the pursuit of developing optimal solutions, innovative in developing clear strategy, and forward thinking in exploring new opportunities in the marketplace.Each of these qualities validates the importance of having an experienced and committed team in place—one that keeps our buyers’ and sellers’ needs top-of-mind in effectively presenting the most optimal disposition strategies in the market. The creativity fostered by our team positions Auction.com to best serve our sellers through a faster, more cost-effective method of disposing of their assets, and our buyers by providing the level of education and supporting resources needed to empower them to bid in confidence.DS News: What is next for the industry? Our industry is moving at a rapid pace and frankly, for us, it’s hard not to be optimistic about the future. The economy continues to improve, consumer confidence remains high, and as the established market leader in distressed asset disposition, Auction.com is well capitalized with access to the strategic and financial resources we need to drive the continued innovation of our technology and future expansion of our global footprint. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Industry: Then and Now The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Housing Industry: Then and Now September 15, 2017 1,686 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae’s Economic Update Next: The Week Ahead: The Five Star Conference and Expo Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Ex-prof caught in Mexico

first_imgWalter Lee Williams, a former professor added to the FBI’s Most Wanted List for child sex crimes, was indicted June 19 in Los Angeles after being apprehended June 18 in eastern Mexico.Williams was found in the Caribbean town of Playa del Carmen in the state of Quintana Roo. Authorities said he was not living under an assumed name.The FBI said authorities have identified at least 10 victims between the ages of 9 and 17, all of whom are overseas.Williams traveled extensively, and many of his victims are said to be citizens of developing countries. USC previously listed Williams as an expert on Belize, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia and Mexico.According to the Los Angeles Times, he fled Los Angeles in 2011 after an adult student told the Los Angeles Police Department that Williams was allegedly looking for minors to have sex with online. When Williams returned from a trip to the Philippines, the FBI seized his computer, which had evidence of sex crimes with minors.There is currently no evidence that any illegal activity took place on campus.As an academic, Williams was noted for his work on sexuality in Native American communities.In addition, Williams started the Gay and Lesbian Review in 1996 and served as President of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, helping to bring them to campus. During his time at USC, Williams served as an adviser for several student organizations, including the Lambda Grads, Shades of Troy and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Assembly.last_img read more

FDA Considers Experimental Drug Remdesivir to Treat Coronavirus

first_imgResearchers on Wednesday released some promising news about drug that could potentially be used to treat coronavirus.Evidence shows that the experimental drug remdesivir may help patients recover several days more quickly from the infection.Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in discussions with Gilead Sciences, the maker of remdesivir, about making it publicly available soon.“As part of the FDA’s commitment to expediting the development and availability of potential COVID-19 treatments, the agency has been engaged in … discussions with Gilead Sciences regarding making remdesivir available to patients as quickly as possible, as appropriate,” FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said in statement.A government-funded study discovered that people who took remdesivir recovered faster than patients who did not.The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is optimistic about the results.“The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said at the White House during a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. “What [the clinical trial] has proven is that a drug can block this virus. This drug happens to be blocking an enzyme that the virus uses.” Results from the preliminary trial show the drug shifted recovery time for coronavirus patients from 15 to 11 days.That is similar to the effect that the influenza drug Tamiflu has on helping people get over the flu.“Although a 31% improvement doesn’t seem like a knockout 100%, it is very important proof of concept,” Fauci said about remdesivir. “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus.”Remdesivir also may reduce the likelihood that patients will die.“Results also suggested a survival benefit, with a mortality rate of 8.0% for the group receiving remdesivir versus 11.6% for the placebo group,” the NIAID said.Fauci, who has led NIAID for the past 36 years, compared the new findings to the 1986 discovery that the anti-retroviral drug azidothymidine, or AZT, could suppress the HIV virus in patients with AIDS.That drug, which later became known as Retrovir, allowed many HIV patients to turn what was considered a terminal illness into a manageable chronic health condition.FDA approval of remdesivir is expected shortly.last_img read more

Rose Ladies Series: Lily learns at the school of Law

first_img Lily May Humphreys skilfully avoided the water with her opening drive and was then able to make a big splash of her own during a memorable round with Bronte Law at the latest Rose Ladies Series event.England women’s international Humphreys played superbly to finish in a tie for fourth place at the third of the Rose Ladies Series events at Buckinghamshire Golf Club on Thursday.In the same playing group as Solheim Cup star Law, the Essex amateur shot a terrific one-under par round of 71.Now Humphreys has admitted the chance to witness at close hand the methods and mentality of the LET player has given her fresh insight into what it will take to make the next step in her own career.At one stage on her back nine, the 18-year-old got it to two under par and held a one-shot lead over the field only for Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh to come from the pack and claim victory.There may have been a slight disappointment at not managing to eke out a few more birdies and push for a win, but Humphreys was able to take plenty positives from the day.And even though she outscored Law on the day by six shots, the England Golf Order of Merit winner from 2019 believes she has learned plenty from watching one of her heroes up close in competitive action for 18 holes.“I was a bit nervous on the first tee,” confessed Humphreys.“I didn’t know where the ball was going to go and just thought to myself ‘Don’t put it in the water’ – especially playing with Bronte!“My drive was fine – and although I got a bit of a dodgy par on the first hole, which is a straightforward par five, I was able to calm my nerves.“It was a great experience to play with Bronte (pictured below). She put me at ease and chatted a little bit about her plans for the season.“It was great for me to see her play and even if she didn’t score as well as she’d have wanted, I could see how tough her mentality is.“I could clearly see that she was still trying on every single shot and determined – even if it wasn’t going to be her day – to shoot the best score she could.“I could see how she reacted to certain situations and it made me think about aspects of the game differently.“I don’t get the opportunity to see much of the girls playing on TV so to be invited to the Rose Series and to get this chance to play with Bronte was amazing.“I was very pleased with how I played and while I’m a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get one or two more birdies and at least make a play-off it doesn’t take away from the day.”Humphreys rhymed off eight straight pars before sinking a 12-foot putt on the ninth for birdie.A bogey at 10 was wiped out by another birdie at 11 and after sinking another putt on 16 she sat at two under par and led the field by one (see below).“I could see a leaderboard as I made my way down 15 and saw red figures at the top so I knew I needed to go under par,” added the golfer from Stoke by Nayland.“Then after the 16th the scorer with my group asked me if I wanted to know what was happening and told me: “you’re leading!”“I wanted to finish with two fours, but the 17th is a hard hole, uphill and into the wind and I never really gave myself a chance to make anything other than a bogey.“I couldn’t birdie 18 and looking back I missed a few putts.“I three-putted the fifth for a par and then missed from six foot at the seventh. Overall, though, I can’t be too disappointed.”Humphreys had planned on having a crack at the 2020 tour schools in autumn, but with these being cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, she will now focus her attention on more amateur events.“It’s unfortunate, but everyone’s in the same position,” added Humphreys.“I can now look forward to playing in the English Women’s Amateur at the end of the month at Woodhall Spa and try to build on this.“I didn’t know how I would play after so long away from competitive golf. I played the Sunningdale Foursomes in March and that seems a long time ago now.“Over the last few weeks my game has been getting steadily better and better and this has given me more confidence.”Next week (9 July) the Rose Ladies Series rolls on to Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent – the venue for the 2021 Open Championship.Once again, some of England’s top amateur women will tee it up alongside the game’s best professionals in an event covered by Sky Sports Golf.Video Playerhttps://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjIwbTowODE7WK-1.mp400:0000:0002:23Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.ICYMI: Thank you to the team at Sky Sports Golf for their coverage of the event. 3 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Lily learns at the school of Law Tags: Bronte Law, Lily May Humphreys, Rose Ladies Serieslast_img read more

AFC playoff lineup set

first_img(AP)—All set in the AFC, except for the matchups. As for the NFC playoff race, there’s still plenty of intrigue.Indianapolis finished off its remarkable one-year turnaround by beating Kansas City 20-13 Sunday to grab an AFC wild card. The Colts went 2-14 in 2011, drafted Andrew Luck first overall and now are 10-5.“We were a confident locker room from Day 1,” Luck said. “There are guys on this team who have never missed a playoff, those guys know how to win, and I think they imparted that on the younger guys in the locker room, and I think it worked out.”Cincinnati made the playoffs for the second straight year, the first time the Bengals managed that since 1982. They beat archrival Pittsburgh 13-10 on Josh Brown’s 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining. The Bengals have been around since 1968. This is the first time they’ll make the postseason in two straight non-strike years.Baltimore clinched the AFC North by routing the New York Giants 33-14. Houston owns the South even though it lost to Minnesota 23-6. Denver has the West and won its 10th in a row by romping over Cleveland 34-12. New England is the East champion and beat Jacksonville 23-16.As for the NFC, Seattle’s 42-13 victory over San Francisco muddled the West, but earned the Seahawks at least a wild card. The 49ers lead the division by a half-game and have clinched a postseason berth.North winner Green Bay’s 55-7 rout of Tennessee moved it up to the second seed behind South champion Atlanta. The Falcons have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs after defeating Detroit 31-18 on Saturday night.The East lead belongs to Washington thanks to a 27-20 win at Philadelphia, while the Giants fell to the Ravens and Dallas was beaten 34-31 in overtime by New Orleans. The Redskins and Cowboys meet next Sunday, with the winner taking the division.Washington also can get a wild card, as can New York, but the defending Super Bowl champion Giants need lots of help.Chicago’s 28-13 victory at Arizona kept it in the wild-card chase.last_img read more