CCAH is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization dedicated to facilitating the development and expansion of affordable housing in the State of California. CCAH devotes its resources to:
• Tracking relevant state and federal legislation.
• Monitoring current housing development and finance programs.
• Making recommendations on appropriate housing and programs.
• Keeping the CCAH membership informed about these matters.
CCAH is committed to working with all branches of state and federal government to accomplish our goals. CCAH is also committed to joining forces, as appropriate, with other professional groups and associations in these efforts.
Our membership is broad-based, consisting of for-profit and non-profit organizations, builders, developers, lenders, syndicators, management companies, consultants, and public and private agencies.
CCAH’s mission is to keep our membership informed of federal and state housing and financing issues through:
• Sponsoring two annual statewide conferences—one in the spring and the other in the fall.
• Presenting special seminars on Fair Housing, ADA, Tax Credit Monitoring Requirements, and similar topics of interest to our membership.
• Distributing special notices, bulletins, FAQs, and other communications, as needed.
• Conducting two “Resident Manager Seminars” annually with certification of property managers.
• Annual Scholarship program for students of the affordable housing complexes seeking financial assistance for higher education.
CCAH also maintains a litigation fund for matters of statewide/industry wide interest. In 2001-2002, CCAH supported and financed an amicus brief in the legal action filed against the Kern County Tax Assessor relative to the methodology utilized in assessing FmHA Section 515 multi-family complexes. In 2004, CCAH provided financial assistance for a third-party analysis/study of the impact of prevailing wages on affordable housing in California. And, in 2006-2007, CCAH provided financial assistance in support of the appeal, and ultimate reversal, of the Woodhaven case in which the California Supreme Court ruled that state tax credits are not public funds and thus do not trigger prevailing wages.