RSG Solutions

Norco Housing Resources Evaluation Spurs the Creation of a Housing Task Force

By Dianna Dunne-Vecchio In preparation for the 6th Cycle Housing Element, the City of Norco was in the processof reviewing their existing housing programs and resources. To help City leaders createa strategy that maximizes how funds and properties are leveraged to meet the City’shousing goals while complying with the law, the City reached out to […]

American Rescue Plan Act – Big News for State and Local Governments

With President Biden’s signature on the American Rescue Plan Act as of Thursday, March 11, 2021, additional federal support will be on the way to help the country recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The $1.9 trillion law will provide major financial relief. Individuals making up to $75,000 annually will receive $1,400 direct payments, small […]

RSG Supports SB 780

RSG, Inc. is pleased to convey our support for SB 780, which proposes helpful changes and clarifications to improve the functioning and usefulness of Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs) and Community Revitalization Investment Authorities (CRIAs). As a community development consulting firm working with dozens of California cities, we have first-hand knowledge of the need for […]

Updates to RSG’s Business Resource Guide

Since the beginning of the pandemic, RSG has been tracking the evolving response of government at all levels to the economic turbulence felt by the small business community.  We have compiled a list of current resources that small businesses may find provide financial relief. FEDERAL RESOURCES: The U.S. Small Business Administration has implemented several programs […]

Surplus Lands Act Compliance – New Amendments Effective in 2020 and HCD Guidelines Effective as of Jan 2021

Any local agency selling, leasing, or otherwise disposing of land must ensure compliance with the Surplus Lands Act (SLA), as most recently amended in 2019 by AB 1486 (Ting).   The amended SLA prescribes notification and negotiation procedures, documentation and reporting requirements, and minimum inclusionary affordable housing thresholds for residential development on surplus land. Failure to […]

RSG Principal Tara Matthews Recognized as Affordable Housing Trailblazer

This year, the San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing a collection of individuals who are working towards a more equitable San Diego. These leaders work to preserve affordable housing, provide services to residents, address policy change, and more. Among the trailblazers highlighted by SDHF is one of RSG’s own, […]

AB 15 and AB 16 Could Expand COVID-19 Eviction Protection

Californians who missed rent due to COVID-19 related income-loss are protected from eviction if certain conditions are met under Assembly Bill (AB) 3088:  Rent Missed March to August 2020: Tenants cannot be evicted for rent missed in this time period if income was lost due to COVID-19. Although protected from eviction, renters must pay 50% […]

The 2020 Share Our Selves Adopt A Family Program

As we wind down from the holidays, we reflect on the many opportunities we had in 2020. Especially during such a critical time, RSG was honored to once again partake in the Share Our Selves Adopt A Family program, as they celebrated their 51st event (and the first socially distant one!). With the help of local school districts, Share Our Selves connects community members […]