How was a building nearly 60 feet tall approved in a neighborhood where few structures are even three stories high? Because it’s near a Metro subway station. These are known as Transit Oriented Community projects or TOC. Buildings can be taller, denser, and have less parking and open space than usual. Thousands of apartments have been built this way across the city. And more are on the way. TOC projects must be within half a mile of a train station or the intersection of at least bus routes. Affordable housing must be included. Generally, the closer a project is to a transit hub, the bigger it can get. Learn More View Interactive Map
Prepare for wildfire and harden your home. Defensible space, coupled with home hardening, is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible Space Zones (Zones 1 and 2) currently make up the 100 feet of defensible space required by law. A new Zone was introduced in Assembly Bill 3074 in 2020. This new law requires a third zone (Zone 0) to be defined and made part of the defensible space. It now requires the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to develop the regulation by January 1, 2023. The board is to create a new ember-resistant zone (Zone 0) within 0 to 5 feet of a home. Here are resources to prepare, learn, and share with existing or new home buyers. L.A. County Fire Department Defensible Space (CA.gov) Prepare For Wildfires Be aware of the ways to begin retrofits to your home Quick Guide Sheet Legal Q&A...
The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce support for three candidates running for reelection to the Glendale City Council in the municipal election taking place on June 7, 2022. GAOR supports these candidates for the Glendale City Council: Vrej Agajanian Dan Brotman Ara Najarian Remember to vote in the June election – your voice matters! Are you registered to vote? Are your current and former clients registered to vote? Don’t get left out of our democracy’s most important task. Election and Voter Information L.A. County Vote Centers
In case you missed our recent Town Hall meetings, here are two recordings from the month of March. Get the latest update about recent State, County, and Local issues: — Legislative Day Recap – — Rent Registry — State and Local Updates — Inflation — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
Here, in this L.A. Times article, you will find many helpful resources: Fire Safety Making Homes Fire ResistantReducing Risks Near Your HomeTaking Community-wide ActionProtection From Wildfire SmokeWhere To Find Help This Article Can Help You Save On Insurance
Falling behind on your housing payments? You’re not alone. Please Join Senator Anthony J. Portantino for a Virtual Workshop on the California Mortgage Relief Program Thursday • February 10TH 5:00 pm Presented by: California Mortgage Relief Program Virtually via Zoom: Webinar ID: 890 2910 9436 Help is here for California homeowners. The state has launched the California Mortgage Relief Program to provide a one-time grant to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments. Please submit questions to Senator.Portantino@senate.ca.gov with the subject line “mortgage relief.” The deadline to submit questions is February 7th CAMortgageRelief.org
Get the latest update about recent State, County and Local issues: — California State AB Measures — L.A.County Rent Moratorium Vote — L.A. City and Glendale City Mandates — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
** UPDATE ** Glendales county representative, Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone no vote on the extension, saying the plan gives landlords no clear end in sight. After the vote, she introduced a motion asking for the county to explore the possibility of forgiving or postponing property tax payments for landlords who aren’t receiving rent as a result of the eviction moratorium. Send your kind words of support to Supervisor Kathryn Barger Thank You Letter from C.A.R. Learn More From This LAist Article We need your help to oppose the LA County Board of Supervisors’ (BoS) proposed ordinance to extend the countywide eviction moratorium until 2023, effective February 1st, 2022. The BoS are meeting on Tuesday January 25th at 9:00am to reinstate protections against non-payment of rent evictions starting April 1st, 2022 and are attempting to apply these actions to unincorporated LA County AND incorporated cities within the County. Additionally, the...Continue reading
Let’s take this opportunity to talk about the process that will influence elections and representation in California for the next 10 years — redistricting. What Is Redistricting? Who Draws The New District Maps? How Do They Decide Where To Draw The Lines? How CAn I Check On My Congressional/State Senate/State Assembly District’s Boundaries? How Do I Check On Redistricting In My County? What About My City Council Or School District’s Redistricting Process? What If I Still Want To Give Feedback On The Maps? Still Have A Question or comments? Here Is How It Works
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
Read the County Assessor’s Office memo on the subject of ‘Assessor 101 – Basic Facts Property Owners Should Know’ Read Article
There are new disclosure requirements for properties in the City’s high fire hazard area that take effect on July 1st, 2021. Sellers of property in the high fire hazard area must provide the following documentation to a buyer: 1. provide a disclosure notice to the buyer, if the home was constructed before January 1, 2010, that includes the following statement: “This home is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone and this home was built before the implementation of the Wildfire Urban Interface building codes which help to fire harden a home. To better protect your home from wildfire, you might need to consider improvements. Information on fire hardening, including current building standards and information on minimum annual vegetation management standards to protect homes from wildfires, can be obtained on the internet website http://www.readyforwildfire.org.” 2. provide to the buyer documentation stating that the property is in...
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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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...
If you are a landlord who has one or more eligible renters, you can apply to get reimbursed for 80% of each eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. You are required to agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period. Learn about the requirements and what you need readily available before applying. Take the Landlord Eligibility Quiz About BCSH
As new information about the implementation of Proposition 19 comes out this year, we will make every effort to disseminate the data points and bring them to your attention in the form of a post or discussion topic at our Weekly Town Hall Meeting. Any information we gather will be collected and summarized on this dedicated resource page. gaor.org/prop19 Should you come across a worthy resource, please contact us so that we can add it and share it with your fellow members. Take Me To GAOR’s PROP 19 Resource Page
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
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The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems. Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education. The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.
In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million to create the LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief is open to renters in Los Angeles County, including Glendale residents. Renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidy is intended for rent-burdened tenants and will apply to unpaid rent obligations from March 1, 2020, or future rent payments. Click on the image below to view the PDF flyer in multiple languages. LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program