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 For you who didn't receive the recent newsletter from the Singer Park Association, we include an excerpt from it regarding the Caltrans Homes.



On May 25, 2017 the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to essentially eliminate the I-710 tunnel project from future consideration. Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), one of the longest and most outspoken elected opponents of the proposed tunnel project issued the following comment:

“Today, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board took a giant step forward to finally ending the threat of the 710 tunnel project for our region. I applaud the board’s focus on solving the 710 corridor’s regional traffic and circulation issues with local solutions funded by Measure R dollars originally intended for the tunnel. The efforts of three generations of freeway fighters played a tremendous part in making today’s vote happen. These tireless advocates are to be commended for recruiting so many of us into this fight. As the issue now moves to the California Department of Transportation for binding action, rest assured that I will continue to be the honest broker and strong advocate for the “no” tunnel position, which moved significantly closer to reality today.”


Affordable Rent Program Regulations

The regulations for the Affordable Rent Program have become official State of California Regulations (PDF of Regulations). We are pleased to report that one of the recommended changes that the Tenants Association made at the public hearings regarding the Affordable Rent Program was adopted.

For those who qualified for the Affordable Rent Program, if your current rental rate exceeds 30% of your household monthly gross income, Caltrans will lower your rent to 30% starting February 1st, 2014. Given the short time before February 1st, we are not sure how these rent reductions will happen, but the Regulations are clear and the February 1st date has been confirmed by Caltrans. One note: if you began renting from Caltrans in 1981 or earlier and qualified for the Affordable Rent Program, your gross household rental rate should not exceed 25%. If it does the Regulations require Caltrans to reduce your rental rate to 25% on February 1st.


Information on Major Maintenance Issues Common to Caltrans Properties

Mold california department of transportation Biological Pollutants
Get information about mold and other airborne pollutants from: Biological Pollutants in Your Home: An EPA Guide to mold, dust and other pollutants that may be in your home.
Roofrat  Rats
caltrans Guide to Prevention and Control of Roof Rats
caltrans More About Roof rats
caltrans Read the results in brief of Bureau of State Audits Caltrans Surplus Property Audit Report

caltrans Under Commission reports is 2000 annual report to CA legislature. Under volume II, Activities and accomplishments is item Q: Historic Houses along 710 Corridor PDF File.

caltrans Auditor's follow up report on 710 properties - PDF File

caltrans The 2000-127 Audit & Summary. The summary takes you into the full audit report. PDF File.

caltrans The Roberti Bill
Download Word Document.

caltrans Read California State Law and Proceedures at the California Tenants Rights Web Site.

caltrans Habitability:
A rental unit must be fit to live in; that is, it must be habitable. In legal terms, "habitable" means that the rental unit is fit for occupation by human beings and that it substantially complies with state and local building and health codes that materially affect tenants’ health and safety. The California Department of Consumer Affairs provides information as to what is habitable on their Dealing With Problems page.

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