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Community Development and Housing

Affordable Bloomington project opens waiting list

affordablebloomingtonApplications are now being accepted for the first phase of the Bloomington affordable housing development for low-income seniors and family households.

Information about income requirements and applications can be found at www.bloomingtonapartmenthomes.com, at any County Library, or at the County Community Development and Housing Department in the County Government Center, 385 North Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino.

All applications received by Dec. 1 will be entered into a random drawing, the first 106 selected will proceed in the application process. Applications received after this date will be placed after the lottery in the order they are received. Occupancy is expected to begin March 2016.

The project has Spanish/Monterey-style architecture and will include carports and beautiful landscaping.   The development has easy access to freeways and shopping and will be a catalyst to the revitalization of the Bloomington community.  The development has two housing components: “Lilian Court” for seniors 55 years and older, and “Bloomington Grove” for families. The first phase consists of 70 units for seniors, 36 units for families, and a new 6,500 square foot County Library to serve residents and the community.

Lillian Court will have a separate access and will be an active 55+ adult community which features one and two bedroom homes that include central heating and air, balcony or patio and an all-electric kitchen. Community amenities include community room, spa, and laundry facilities. Some of the units are designed for mobility and hearing/sight impaired households.

Bloomington Grove will be a community which features two and three bedroom apartment homes that include an all-electric kitchen with refrigerator included, breakfast bar, plush carpeting, and high ceilings. Some of the units are available for mobility and hearing/sight impaired households. Bloomington Grove will include a community room, swimming pool, laundry facilities, and a tot lot playground.

For additional information or if you would like to have an application mailed to you, please contact Kathy Brann at kbrann@eda.sbcounty.gov or call (909) 387-4552.

Do you know your housing rights and responsibilities?

Reaching For A HomeIf you or someone you know rent a room, a house, apartment or mobile home, you will want to attend one of these informative presentations on evictions, security deposits, repairs, housing discrimination, and housing rights for persons with disabilities.

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB) will be presenting Housing Rights and Responsibilities during the month of October, in nine communities throughout San Bernardino County.  The presentations will be for both English and Spanish speakers.

If you, or someone you know, would like to attend, please RSVP to IFHMB at 909-984-2254 ext. 122 or email aquijas@ifhmb.com for more information.

Click here for more information on the presentations.

Financial literacy classes now available on Saturdays

Begin the new year by learning how to secure your financial future!

Do you know that no matter how small your income, you can save for your future and budget for your current needs?

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB) is offering financial literacy classes and has added Saturday classes.  Deposit your budget for investment

Classes will be held at IFHMB’s Ontario office located at 1500 South Haven Avenue, Suite 100.  Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish. The classes are free of charge.

The topics to be covered include:

• budgeting

• borrowing

• savings

• credit repair and wise use of credit

• financial recovery

• homeownership

Click here for details or visit the IFHMB website at http://ifhmb.com/.

 

HOPENOW offering mortgage help at March 16 event

saveyourhomesbSave your home! Are you unemployed or earning less than before? Are you behind on your mortgage payments? Having trouble refinancing?

Get the help you need at the upcoming HOPENOW event on Monday, March 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Arrowhead Event Center, 180 S. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino.

Meet face to face with your lender or a non-profit housing expert. You may qualify for a loan modification, short sale, forbearance and other non-foreclosure option. You may be able to significantly reduce your monthly mortgage payments. You will learn about the many government and private programs available to you.

Bring two current pay stubs, two current bank statements, mortgage statements, property tax and home insurance information, hardship letter, profit/loss statement if self-employed and documentation of all income.

For more information, visit www.hopenow.com.

Click here for more details.

 

 

Free financial literacy classes – now on Saturdays!

financesBegin the new year by learning how to secure your financial future! Do you know that no matter how small your income, you can save for your future and budget for your current needs?

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB) is offering financial literacy classes and has added Saturday classes during the months of January, February, and March.

Classes will be held at IFHMB’s Ontario office located at 1500 South Haven Avenue, Suite 100. Classes will be offered to both English and Spanish speakers. The classes are free of charge.
The topics to be covered include:
• budgeting
• borrowing
• savings
• credit repair and wise use of credit
• financial recovery
• homeownership

Click here or you can visit the IFHMB website at http://ifhmb.com/

Ready to plan for a financially secure future?

Broken piggy bankAre you struggling to make ends meet?  Would you like to learn how to create a budget or use credit more wisely?

HomeStrong USA will present a free seminar on “Turning Cents into Dollars” on Saturday November 8 from 10:30 am to noon at their offices in Rancho Cucamonga.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 877-647-8764.

Click here for details.

San Bernardino Home Expo on Saturday

saveyourhomesbNeed help with your mortgage?  Interested in buying a home?  San Bernardino is hosting its first annual Home Expo at the National Orange Show Events Center on Saturday Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There will be free demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more. For more information, visit  http://www.sbhomeexpo.org/ 

For more information about events and resources for homeowners and homebuyers, visit the County website at www.SaveYourHomeSBCounty.org or contact the Community Development and Housing Department at 909/387-4389.

Help identify community development and affordable housing needs

Businessman with Coat and Tie Holding House.The Department of Community Development and Housing would like to invite everyone to participate in a vital needs assessment survey for the upcoming 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. The survey can be accessed online at the link below or by attending a Community Development meeting scheduled throughout the County(see linked flyers below for additional information as well as dates, times and locations of meetings).

The public’s input is essential in order to identify community development and affordable housing needs and set priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. A second fair housing study, called an “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” is also being conducted and will identify barriers to equal access to housing and will propose fair and affordable housing strategies to overcome those impediments.

The online survey is currently available to receive public input through November 17, 2014 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SanBernardinoCounty.

A draft of the completed plans will be posted for public comment beginning early 2015 at http://www.sbcountyadvantage.com/Housing-Development-Division.aspx.

Click here for more details.

Active military service member, veteran to win home in Lake Elsinore

House and Keys in Female HandsIf you are an active military service member or a veteran, apply today to win a home in Lake Elsinore. The home is being donated by HomeStrong USA.  Applications need to be received by October 3, 2014 to be considered for the donation.

For more information contact Community Development and Housing at 909/387-4389  or to apply click here.
The home will be presented on November 8.

More details are available by clicking here.

Attend the Quakes game for Save Your Home SB County Night

SaveYourHomeTeam Save will be at the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on Sunday, August 17th.

It will be Save Your Home San Bernardino County night.  Plus, Supervisor Janice Rutherford will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch!

Stop by the Team Save booth to get information on foreclosure prevention, credit counseling, down payment assistance and free legal assistance.

Spin the Prize Wheel for a chance to win tickets to a Quakes game. If you have any questions, contact Community Development and Housing at 909.387.4389.

Click here for more information.

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