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Inventory of the Records of the California Housing Finance Agency
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Legislative Unit 1983-1986

R173.001, Box 1, folders 1-18

Series 1 Bill Files 1983-1986

Physical Description: 18 file folders

Arrangement

Bill Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content

Bill files pertaining to legislation regarding land use and bond allocations. Other bills pertain to housing development, amendments to housing laws, and the creation of affordable housing for the people of California. Some notable bills include: AB133 (1983-1984) affordable student housing on CSU campuses; AB2388 (1983-1984) first time home buyers bond act; SB805 (1983-1984) residential rehabilitation; AB1249 (1985-1986) 80/20 Program; AB2052 (1985-1986) multi-family rental housing mortgage bonds; and AB2123 (1985-1986) taxation and rental assistance.
1983-1984 AB54-AB2245 (2 ff) Box 1/1-2
1983-1984 ACR66 (1 ff) Box 1/3
1983-1984 SB26-SB1185 (2 ff) Box 1/4-5
1983-1984 SJR3-SJR14 (1 ff) Box 1/6
1985-1986 AB51-AB4392 (8 ff) Box 1/7-14
1985-1986 AJR30 (1ff) Box 1/15
1985-1986 SB108-SB2590 (3 ff) Box 1/16-18
 

Legal Unit 1975-1988

R173.002, Box 1, folder 19 - Box 2, folder 8

Series 1 Ridgecrest Project Files 1979-1988

Physical Description: 24 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content

The records of the Ridgecrest Project Files include correspondence, loan agreements, listing agreements, title reports, and policy reports, and relate to marketing, loan modification agreements, Richard Diehl Agreement, and the Ridgecrest Loan Agreement.
R173.003, Box 2, folder 9 - Box 3, folder 15

Series 2 Project Files 1979-1988

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.

Scope and Content

Legal matters involving the California Housing Finance Agency and its Special Programs and Projects include the following: Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Lions Manor, Neighborhood Preservation Program, Cooperatives. In particular, the Century Freeway file contains extensive material including correspondence, meeting notes, affirmative action plan, lending projections, housing program plans and specifications, Route 2 Rehabilitation, and three printed manuals labeled: "Interim Procedures Manual, 1982," "Draft Housing Plan and Environmental Assessment," and "Request for Proposals, 1982."
R173.004, Box 3, folder 16

Series 3 Board of Directors File 1975

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Series contains a single folder.

Scope and Content

The Board of Directors file relates to the 1975 merger which created the California Housing Finance Agency.
R173.005, Box 3, folder 17 - Box 4, folder 19

Series 4 Litigation Files 1979-1988

Physical Description: 34 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content

The California Housing Finance Agency and its involvement in litigation claims include various legal issues. Claims against the CHFA include: Montecito Village #79-61-S, a slip and fall accident at the site, containing correspondence, and subpoenas related to the case; Marvin Gardens #81-14-N, Jeannie Roger, et. Al. v. CMJ Management Company, unfair housing selection, includes correspondence and argument for wrongful disqualification for housing; Forest v. Hart, revised lease and eviction procedure regarding Miramar Tower, includes correspondence and hearing procedures; and Max E. Gilmore v. State of California #G36266, complaint of seven bond notes purchased through the agency and were allegedly recalled without proper notice. Other legal issues within this record series include unpaid attorney fees, insurance recovery, liens, and stop notices for development.
 

Special Programs Office 1980

R173.006, Box 4, folder 20 - Box 5, folder 22

Series 1 Correspondence 1982-1990

Physical Description: 41 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content

Correspondence pertains to the California Housing Finance Agency's Special Projects and broadly ranges in subject matter. The correspondence include memorandums and communication within the office and with city and county housing agencies, including bond issues, financing, sales incentives, assumptions policies, pilot programs, and activity reports.
R173.007, Box 6, folders 1-33

Series 2 Special Programs Correspondence 1982-1990

Physical Description: 33 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by program and then chronologically within the specified Special Programs.

Scope and Content

The Special Programs Office is set apart from the office correspondence and was circulated within specific Special Projects programs. The Special Programs Correspondence relate to the following programs: Multifamily Rehab Program, Multifamily Rehabilitation and Infill New Construction Program (MRINC), Second Issue, Second Unit, and Second Mortgage Program.
R173.008, Box 6, folder 34 - Box 9, folder 12

Series 3 Special Project Files 1982-1990

Physical Description: 169 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by program then subsequently alphabetical by topic within each project.

Scope and Content

Special Project Files include files from the following programs: 1983-A, Second Issue, Second Unit, Tefra List and Exhibit A, MRINC, Series Bid Reports, Neighborhood Preservation, and the Self Help Program. Records include correspondence from cities and counties in California seeking financial assistance in housing projects. Files of interest include: City and County of San Francisco Housing and Economic Development for rehabilitation for the building on 350 Turk Street (YMCA), City of Marysville includes the "Final Report on the Proposed Renovation of the Marysville Hotel," City of Glendale consists of two reports labeled, "Equal Opportunity Housing Plan," and "The Howard Building Corporation." Specific files such as Program Drafts include two proposals for the, "Second Unit Presentation before the League of California Cities," and "California's Experience with Second Units," both written by Ruth Schwartz the Special Projects Coordinator. The San Francisco City and County, Ellis Street file includes the projected rehabilitation for the apartment building on 450 Ellis Street, detailing allocations, budget proposals and the loan package between Bank of America and CHFA's Housing Finance Bonds. The Grass Valley 1983 Backup file includes rehabilitation regarding The Nugget-Brett Harte Inn in Grass Valley. Included in the file are 17 photos of the building inside and out during rehabilitation, the commitment agreement, and budget projections.
R173.009, Box 9, folders 13-23

Series 4 Monthly Reports 1983-1986

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content

The monthly reports include status reports, budget detail reports, renting fees based on income, draft reports, and annual reports. Specifically, the August 1985 file contains detailed information on the building at 450 Ellis Street in San Francisco including estimated construction costs, bid documents, and project specifications. The May 1986 file includes a site review for 8101-8121 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland.