Workforce housing projects in Glendale and Pasadena

​Workforce Housing Projects in Glendale and Pasadena Funded Through Cal Cities

Workforce housing properties were acquired by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena from the issuance of more than $481.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority’s (CSCDA) new Workforce Housing Program.  The projects will be converted to rent-restricted units for low and middle-income tenants. Read Full Article… 

Landlord and Tenants Rights

L.A. Tenants Have New Protections From Landlords Who Harass Them

After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, passed an ordinance giving renters new protections from landlords who harass them. The ordinance lists a number of actions that could constitute harassment, including: Reducing the services outlined in a tenant’s lease (for example, taking away a parking space) Failing to perform necessary repairs Unlawfully entering a tenant’s unit Threatening physical harm Refusing to accept payment of rent Asking tenants to disclose their immigration status or threatening to report them to authorities Other repeated acts that “substantially interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet of a tenant” Tenants will be able to sue landlords for violating any of the provisions in the ordinance. Read Article To Learn More About Landlord / Tenant Rights Here are other resources mentioned in the aforementioned article. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Housing Rights Center

Tanya Zimmerman

We are sad to report we lost a colleague, Tanya Zimmerman, Sunday, June 13.  Tanya was a GAOR member from 1985 to 2016.  She lost her personal battle with breast cancer. Services will be today, Tuesday at 12 p.m. Harbor Lawn Mortuary1625 Gisler AveCosta Mesa, ca 92626 Have A Memory to Share?The Family Would Love To Hear Your StoryOn Tanya’s Virtual Guest Book

Gene Pepper Memorial

Gene M. Pepper

Eugene M. Pepper 1933 – 2021 The real estate community lost a Legend. We lost a True Friend, Gene Pepper – a man with integrity and a strong moral compass. Born in Salt Lake City January 23, 1933, passed May 5, 2021, Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years Marilyn Miller Pepper, three children: Mike (Kathy), Dana (Dave), and Tracy (Loren), and six grandchildren. After graduating from Stanford University, where he was Junior Class President, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps officer training program called the Platoon Leader Class and was elected to the top five officers (out of 176) in Marine Corps Basic School in Quantico, VA. He served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Interim Company Commander and was promoted to Captain. Gene went on to become a Partner at Stevenson Real Estate, RE/MAX Tri-City Commercial, and Turn-Around Expert. He also founded California Homes magazines featuring...

GAOR Webinar Panel at Legislative Day

Thanks To Our Panelist For Representing Our Association to Our State Legislators

We thank the 52 members who showed up for GAOR’s first webinar. Your show of support for our distinguished panel who presented our concerns to Assm. Laura Friedman on Legislative Day was a BIG SUCCESS. Our GAOR representatives drove home two important issues, which C.A.R. supports, in regard to housing: Greg Astorian, GAOR Government Affairs Director Panel Facilitator Eddie Manisian SB6:  State Senate Bill An act to amend Section 65913.4 of, and to add and repeal Section 65852.23 of, the Government Code, relating to land use. Senate Bill 6 enacts, until January 1, 2029, the “Neighborhood Homes Act,” which establishes a housing development project as an allowable use on a “neighborhood lot,” which is defined as a parcel within a commercial zone where office and retail uses are permitted, so long as the parcel is not adjacent to an industrial use. Here is the California Government Posting Antoinette Stahl ACA7:...

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Beware of GoFundMe Scam

Please be aware of a scam asking for donations to a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of C.A.R. being circulated among C.A.R. members via email. This scam is using C.A.R.’s logo, the email subject line says, “Martin Recovery Journey” and reads in part as below. Dear Member, One of our members is in dire need of the entire California Association of Realtors help to save her son who is critically ill and needs to be operated urgently. It will be appreciated if we all can join hands together as one family and save her son. A fundraising campaign has been created and we are relying on the entire family support to help her raise the funds needed. Below is the fundraising campaign, thank you for your support in advance. No amount is too small and any amount donated out of the kindness of your heart will be highly appreciated.  Do not click...Continue reading

GEFD Sring Event for GUSD

GEF’s Spring Event Honors Outstanding Alumni from GUSD

Participation in Diamonds: Lighting Our Path to the Future will directly support our focus this year on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education.  We believe that investment in STEAM engagement will provide critical access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.  Support for STEAM activities will also allow schools to be innovative at a crucial time. The event is FREE and will broadcast on Facebook Live and the GEF website. To attend the virtual event, please go to www.Facebook.com/GlendaleEducationalFoundation or www.glened.org.  No login is required.    Diamonds: Lighting Our Path to The Future

Housing Webinar Series

Housing In The Post-Pandemic World

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is pleased to host a series of panel discussions in 2021 to examine the housing sector as our nation and the world begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first panel takes place MAY 2021 and the second panel will be in late June 2021, with more information to come. As of early Spring 2021, the United States and the world are delivering COVID-19 vaccines to as much of the population in as short a time as possible. This forum will focus on housing: How has the housing sector responded during the lockdowns, and what can be expected after the lockdowns are lifted? Please join us for this important discussion on what to expect and watch for as the housing economy reacts to the world slowly emerging from the pandemic. Join us for the first in a series of Housing webinars.  First up ‘Housing...

In Memoriam: John Withers, Jr.

With heavy hearts, this is to inform members that John Withers, Jr. passed away on Christmas Eve 2020. He was a long-standing member of the Glendale Association of REALTORS® and had just received his 45 Year Acknowledgement of Loyalty®.  John also served as past President of the Burbank Board of REALTORS®. Born May 28, 1939, he grew up in Glendale, graduated from Hoover High School then went on to earn his B.S. from the University of North Dakota. His wife of 49 years, Kay Withers, passed away in July of 2010. He is survived by his two daughters, Kristi Cousens and Kimberly Beaton. He was 81 years old when he passed peacefully at home with family at his side. His daughters are planning to hold a Celebration of Life later this year. Please contact them if you would like to be included, all are welcome! Feel free to email: Kristi.Cousens@Compass.com...

GCC Food Bank Drive

GCC Food Bank Drive with YPN

On Wednesday, March 3, GAOR YPN had our first volunteer event at the GCC Food Bank Drive-Thru! It was a very successful event.  We were able to give food to well over 1,000 families! Our YPN will be there every month this year.  It is the first Wednesday of the month from 12 PM-3 PM. Come one.  Come all.  You do not have to be 'young,' just young at heart.

In Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

In Loving Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

GAOR is proud to host this fundraiser for the Glendale S.T.A.R. Kids program in loving memory of Loosik Bonyadi. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to S.T.A.R. Kids, which is one of her favorite charities in support of Glendale’s kids. This Fundraiser Has Been Closed. Thanks for your generous support. We exceeded our Goal of $1,500 and reached $3,365 The Bonyadi Family and The GAOR FamilyThank You For Your Loving Support

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A New ABC/C.A.R. Documentary on California

C.A.R. partnered with ABC to be the presenting sponsor of their new documentary called “California Dreaming” airing on 2/6 and 2/13 at 9:00 p.m. on KABC-TV, Los Angeles, KGO-TV, San Francisco, and KFSN-TV, Fresno. The documentary explores the “state of the state”, pointing to the significant challenges associated with wildfires, extreme weather, earthquakes and the rising cost of living, whilst also covering all that is good about living and working in California. C.A.R. President Dave Walsh introduces the documentary, closes out the film, and is also featured within the program.  In addition, our partnership includes the following: Custom C.A.R.:30 spots to air directly after the show 3-5-minute news features each day leading up to the airing Heavy promotion across channel + station websites Access to content/usage post airing Spot bank for usage during Spring flight Learn More About California Dreaming,The Future of the Golden State In case you happen to...Continue reading

Glendale City Rent Moratorium

Glendale City Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Emergency Order This post is to serve as a reminder that On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a revised Emergency Eviction Moratorium Order aligning the repayment schedule for past-due rent with Assembly Bill No. 3088 (“AB 3088”). Under Assembly Bill No. 3088, Glendale’s residential eviction moratorium was modified to have expired on August 31, 2020. Learn More About The City of Glendale EMERGENCY ORDER See California’s Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law, Q&A Visit The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) Q&A

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GAOR Delivers Donation to Armenia Fund

GAOR donated $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid in the region GLENDALE, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – In keeping with its pledge to support the humanitarian emergency in Armenia which has also affected the local community, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) delivered on December 3, 2020, a donation of $120,000 to Armenia Fund for humanitarian aid to civilians impacted during and after the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have taken place this fall. In order to help share this story with the local community, GAOR President Steven Small appeared on the Glendale-based Armenian American Broadcasting Corporation (AABC) on November 6, 2020. AABC host and Glendale Mayor Vrej Agajanian interviewed Steven Small and presented the GAOR story in English and Armenian. The Armenia Fund is a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR continues to...

2020 Holiday Giving Fundraiser For Local Charities @ $400

Dear Members, We can not thank you enough for the outpouring of support that we have seen during this incredible year of challenges. There is no denying that there is a real loss for many local Glendale businesses and the people they employed.  Now, more than ever, our local community will be looking to GAOR to help support their efforts to meet the overwhelming demand for their services brought about in 2020.  We have one last opportunity to give back to our community. With that, GAOR is launching a holiday GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the trusted charities that we have come to know and appreciate. Food For Thought Pantry (Glendale Community College) Glendale Education Foundation Glendale Humane Society The Salvation Army S.T.A.R. Kids (Glendale Police Dept.) Veteran's Village Any amount you can give toward this fundraiser will be very much appreciated.  Our GoFundMe campaign will be open now...Continue reading

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New Glendale Landlord Incentive Programs

New landlord incentive programs for Section 8 tenancies being offered by the Glendale Housing Authority, for units in Glendale. Due to the nationwide pandemic, the GHA was awarded supplemental administrative funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act White the GHA contemplated several options to utilize these funds, it decided to dedicate a large portion of the funding to benefit you, our valued Glendale rental property owners, as we recognize that the pandemic has had a huge impact on you as well. In an effort to retain and/or increase your participation in the Section 8 program, and offer more choices to our tenants, especially during the current pandemic, we are happy to introduce four new incentive programs to you: 1) $2,000 Bonus: Welcome To The Program, 2) $1,500 Bonus: Welcome Back To The Program, 3) $1,000 Bonus: Loyalty Program, and 4) Up to $500 Bonus: Inspection Hold...

Humanitarian Aid Effort to Armenia Fund

GAOR Announces Major Donation to Armenia Fund for Urgently Need Humanitarian Aid in the Region

Glendale Association of REALTORS® Major Donation to Armenia Fund   While civilians are under threat in Nagorno-Karabagh, GAOR donates $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid    GLENDALE, Calif. – October 28, 2020 In light of the ongoing hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the devastating impacts on unarmed civilians and non-combatants in the region, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) has recognized the need for immediate assistance and has pledged a significant donation for humanitarian aid. To provide assistance to civilians in this difficult time, GAOR has pledged a donation of $120,000 to the Armenia Fund, a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR urges members of our community to assist where they can in helping with humanitarian assistance for affected civilians including donations of clothing, food, medicines, and housing. “Our twofold mission is to support real...

STAR Kids Movie Night in October

S.T.A.R. Kids Movie Night Was a Big Success

On October 23, GAOR helped sponsor a S.T.A.R. Kids outdoor movie night.  They had an amazing night decorating pumpkins and watching Pixar’s Coco in the great outdoors. Per Steven Small, “It was great seeing the John Maghaguian of the Glendale ‘Youth & Family Services’ program along with the kids, officers, and everyone else!” This magical event took place at Pacific Park on the multipurpose field from 7-9 p.m. Pictured with the kids are the ‘Wish List’ gifts that GAOR donated.  GAOR also provided all the pumpkins used for the kids to decorate. STAR Kids with Steven Small , John Maghaguian and Glendale PoliceSteven Small with John Maghaguian and Glendale Police Officer

Advancing Racial Equality GAOR

Advancing Diversity in Real Estate and in Sacramento

A Panel Discussion with State Legislators on Racial Equality and Housing Featuring: The Honorable State Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25) The Honorable Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) The Honorable Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-43) Crystal DaCosta:  GLAR Board Member of the Black Business Caucus Friday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m. Advanced Registration Required Join us and hear the latest on racial equality and equity in our communities. Learn what we can do to promote fair housing. Find out what is happening in Sacramento and connect with our legislators who are representing us in the halls of the State Capitol. Discussion topics Fair Housing Diversity in education Affirmative action- how can we ensure all students receive an equal education? Diversity in policing. What can the state do to encourage local cities to move towards a community policing model to strengthen relationships between the police departments and communities they serve? Diversity within local and state...

16th Annual State of The Schools - Virtual Breakfast

16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast

The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is gearing up for another wonderful year of supporting our great schools.  As a Gold Sponser, GAOR is cordially invited to attend the 16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   SAVE THE DATE!  A meeting link will be provided. At this year’s breakfast, we will have the opportunity to learn about the distance learning model being used by Glendale Unified, as well as other exciting new initiatives. This year alone GEF has been able to raise over $110,000 in our focus areas of Science & Technology, Health & Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts, and the GEF Teacher Grant Program.

Census – Spread the Word

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk "last chance to be counted in the #2020Census" on their sidewalks. Time is Running Out Social Media Graphics: Graphic 1, Graphic 2 Time is Running Out Web Badges and Banner: Badge 1, Badge 2, Banner 2020 Census Outreach Materials Where to Count...

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GAOR Makes News in The Crescent Valley Weekly

GAOR was mentioned in the Crescenta Valley Weekly News for the City of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation given to the Association for the iPad donation made to the residents of the Glendale Post Acute Center. The Glendale City Council started its Tuesday meeting with a commendation for Steven Small and the Glendale Association of Realtors for their generosity in helping solve a problem that was raised at last week’s meeting.  The last caller of that evening, Teresa Romo, told the Council that she was a retired teacher and COVID-19 survivor at the Glendale Post Acute Center and that the residents there were desperately in need of devices to communicate with their families and to stay occupied during these tough times.  Small contacted Councilmember Paula Devine and the two proudly announced the donation of 50 iPads to the facility.  “We’re committed to doing everything we can do to help make Glendale the...Continue reading

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GAOR Honored With City Of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation

We recognize that times are tough for everyone during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Eldercare facilities have been the most vulnerable.  GAOR President Steven Small worked closely with the Glendale City Council, and in particular Councilmember Paula Devine to identify the Glendale Post Acute Center as a facility in need of assistance. We learned that patients at this facility were experiencing great difficulties with managing their own physical conditions and trying to keep in touch with loved ones and members of their communities.  Some members of the board came together to suggest that the association donate 50 iPads to the Glendale Post Acute Center. Our Board of Directors was happy to approve the donation. Steven Small, GAOR 2020 President was invited by Councilmember Devine to address the Glendale City Council, Mayor Vrej Agajanian, and the city at large in regard to this immediate need for eldercare facilities.  You can see GAOR’s...Continue reading

Advancing Racial Equality

Advancing Racial Equality – Part 3

The Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® is hosting a third in a series of webinars dedicated to “Advancing Racial Equality: Real Conversations for Real Change.”  Anyone is welcomed to join in on the conversation, Tuesday, August 18th, 2 p.m.  Here are links to past and future webinars: Advancing Racial Equality – PT 1 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 2 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 3 | REGISTER TO JOIN As industries and corporations, large and small tackle systemic injustice, here is an opportunity to learn first hand how we REALTORS® can be an instrument of change. We must get past the overwhelming waves of emotion ranging from anger, grief, and frustration. We have a role to play in healing our communities which will take years long after this historical inflection point in 2020. REALTORS® are well suited for being an instrument of change, due to...

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GAOR Establishes an Annual GoFundMe Campaign

Beginning in 1995, the S.T.A.R. program was designed for at-risk children between the ages of 9 and 14. Most are from low to moderate-income families in South Glendale. Students enter the program recommended by teachers, school administrators, and others. Typically, STAR has 12-20 children enrolled in the program. Many come from impoverished family situations, single-parent homes, or those without nurturing parents or families. The Glendale Association of REALTORS®  has been involved with this program for over 20 years. Visit our GoFundMe page to make a donation.

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