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CALHFA portal reopens dec 11 2023!!!!!!!!

Important message pertaining to first republic bank relationship termination

In response to recent events in the banking sector and resulting uncertainty with First Republic Bank, La Mesa Fund Control & Escrow began a new banking relationship with Axos Bank last week.

Our first and foremost commitment is to our clients and the safety and security of their funds held in Trust. We know Axos Bank is an excellent choice for level of the safety, security, and service we require for our business and, most importantly, for our clients.

adminstrating 66.8 million grant funds, 1600+ adu project managing 417 million grant funds, completed 200+ adus

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*2022 CALHFA ADU grant awardee. CALHFA will send out 1099 january 21, 2023 via us mail.

Please note, if you canceled after December 15 2022 you may still receive a 1099g. If you receive a 1099g after canceling, simply call our office and we will notify the State to provide a revised 1099g

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The IRS requires CALHFA to issue the 1099-G in the year that CALHFA issued the award.

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AO July 2023 CALHFA ADU grant

The additional 50 million that was awarded is not specifically for the ADU grant program. We are waiting for the legislature to give us some additional guidance on how they want the funds used. We should have their additional input sometime this fall.

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Due to the limited number of grant applications, if you are unsuccessful in receiving a grant, sign the petition requesting state legislation to increase the funding for ADU predevelopment grants.

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No matter what your needs are, access to quality, unbiased information is your right. Follow along as we provide essential information and resources to guide you at every stage of your journey.


ADU Grant

CALHFA ADU Grant provides up to $40,000 to reimburse pre-development and non-reoccurring closing costs associated with the construction of the ADU. Predevelopment costs include site prep, architectural designs, permits, soil tests, impact fees, property survey, and energy reports.

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Housing is Key

This program helps homeowners and renters facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19. This relief is only available to cities and counties within the State of California.

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Forgivable Equity Builder Loan

Home equity has proven to be one of the strongest ways for families to build and pass on intergenerational wealth and CalHFA is committed to improving equitable access to homeownership for all Californians. The Forgivable Equity Builder Loan gives first-time homebuyers a head start on this with immediate equity in their homes via a loan of up to 10% of the purchase price of the home. The loan is forgivable if the borrower continuously occupies the home as their primary residence for five years.

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California Mortgage Relief

The California Mortgage Relief Program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners get caught up on their housing payments. The program is absolutely free and the funds do not need to be repaid. The California Mortgage Relief Program is part of the state’s Housing is Key initiative.

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Our Mission

HPP CARES CDE is a California-based program devoted to meeting people where they are and moving them forward. By improving access to credit for low-and moderate-income and historically underserved Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) households; through qualified programs that identify and support the engines of affordable housing, homeownership, small business technical assistance, financial literacy, and economic development ultimately establishing the framework needed for sustaining communities, neighborhoods, and households.

HPP CARES is designed to provide capital, leverage private capital, and provide other forms of financial assistance for the rapid deployment of low- and zero-emission products, technologies, and services; and does not take deposits other than deposits from repayments and other revenue received from financial assistance using grant funds.

HPP CARES is funded by public or charitable contributions; and invests in or finances projects alone or in conjunction with other investors.

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HPP CARES is funded by public or charitable contributions; and invests in or finances projects alone or in conjunction with other investors.

Affordable housing Community services Economic development Financial education

Our vision

BIPOC communities have been left behind by harmful financial practices and decreasing reinvestment for decades. These same communities have also been unfairly excluded from establishing generational wealth due to ongoing systemic institutional racism directly tied to entrenched disparities in our laws and public policies, fueling adverse effects of poverty and inequities.

HPP CARES vision through innovation is to expose, exacerbate and dismantle programs and policies that perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities that benefits BIPOC. Through innovation, at the same time bridging the technological divide with in BIPOC communities HPP CARES CDE over the course of the next 5 years will cultivate cohorts, empower communities, neighborhoods, and households of their Rights through multilingual educational webinars, in person seminars and 1 on 1 counseling session coupled with products and services that benefit the most vulnerable all while monitoring progress being made. Challenging corporate commitments on all fronts to ensure equality is achieved.


HPP CARES CDE wears our badges proudly. It is these badges along with our over 25 years of experience in educating consumers through financial challenges rest assure you have found the right agency that not only holds the knowledge, the certifications and know how needed to assist you through your endeavors.

CRC National Industry Standards Equal Housing Opportunity Rotary International Project Reach Realtor US Department of Housing and Urban Development Making Home Affordable National Housing Resource Center Neighbor Works National Community Reinvestment Coalition Internal Revenue Services CalHFA National Association of Certified Credit Counselors Money Smart Financial Counseling Association of America Los Angeles Housing Department Community Reinvestment Act

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We are always interested in connecting with members of our community. Whether you are interested in coordinating a virtual Financial Literacy webinar for your corporation, donating to support our mission, or simply wanting to learn how to improve your credit and manage the household budget, we would be happy to hear from you and meet you where you are along your journey.

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HPP CARES CDE's accomplishments these past few years have been significant and all-encompassing; striving to advocate under the National Coalition for Equities’ umbrella to maintain a powerful community voice among the Federal and State regulators and major private sector corporations to address public policy issues, and to focus on the wealth & income inequality affecting affordable homeownership and small business growth. With the NCFE, HPP CARES CDE’s outreach efforts have led to an increase in corporate social responsibility and consumer protection. We have been able to reach more people, collaborate with more companies, meet with more regulators, all in the name of helping deserving individuals become sustainable homebuyers, successful small business owners, protected consumers and empowering California communities. HPP CARES CDE is at the forefront of helping people of color become partners in our mission to reduce income and wealth inequality and build stronger futures for all minority groups.