Last week, Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH) received notification from the California Department of Housing and Community Development CalHome Program that the non-profit had received a $1 million grant for manufactured housing.
“We’re pretty excited,” said MLH Executive Director Jennifer Halferty at the October 6 MLH Board meeting. “I don’t know of any other programmatic grant, to administer ourselves as a non-profit, that MLH has received.”
The $1 million will go toward mortgage assistance and rehabilitation of manufactured housing (i.e. mobile homes) in any jurisdiction where MLH has previously administered housing programs.
Halferty said this opens up possibilities in Bishop, Mono County, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Board member Larry Johnston offered his congratulations, noting, “These grants don’t just happen. We have to be positioned well, and with our success with other programs, that’s what we’ve been able to do.”
Meanwhile Board member Tom Mazaitis thanked MLH Grant and Financial Associate Patricia Kent for camping out at the State Housing and Community Development building in Sacramento to apply for the grant, which was offered on a first come, first served basis. Kent said she got in line at 6 a.m., knowing only eight to ten grants would be awarded.
“That road trip paid off pretty well,” Mazaitis concluded.