IPAK Summit on Homelessness

The Income Property Association of Kern County’s 2019 California Landlord’s Summit on Homelessness is a free event that brings landlords and property owners into conversation with homelessness service providers to explore ways to alleviate homelessness in California. Find the Multifamily Owner Services (MFOS) team on the conference floor, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the MFOS programs and offerings.

The summit takes place June 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Bakersfield Marriott. For registration information, <click here>.

Headline speakers will be Lahela Mattox, the local government liaison and grant manager for the $500 million Homeless Emergency Aid Program and Eddie Turner, strategy lead for Community Solutions’ Built For Zero. 300 rental housing industry professionals attended last year’s summit, which resulted in over 60 units pledged toward housing Kern County’s by-name homeless population. The Summit earned national recognition as a model for landlord involvement.

The Income Property Association of Kern hosts the summit with help from the California Apartment Association, The Kern County Superintendent of Schools, and The Housing Authority of the County of Kern.

ENERGY STAR® Windows

When retrofitting buildings for efficiency, replacing windows can be a great place to start. Windows can comprise up to 25 percent of a property’s exterior wall area and can account for up to 50 percent of a property’s heating and cooling demand (1). However, replacing otherwise functioning windows only for the sake of increased efficiency is generally not cost effective. Windows tend to be expensive, and the cost savings due to increased efficiency will usually not recoup your initial investment in a satisfactory time period. Continue reading ENERGY STAR® Windows

New Combustion Safety Testing Procedure

Promoting and ensuring safety is a core mission of the Multifamily Upgrade Program (MUP). In order to provide the highest level of resident safety, MUP has updated our combustion safety testing procedure to more closely align with PG&E’s Natural Gas Appliance Testing (NGAT) procedure. PG&E’s NGAT procedure accounts for issues most often found in PG&E territory (climate, types of appliance most often used, etc.), while aligning with other third-party implementation programs. Continue reading New Combustion Safety Testing Procedure