Housing Successor Agency

Parts 1.8 and 1.85 of the California Health and Safety Code, as modified by the Supreme Court's opinion in California Redevelopment Association, et al. v. Ana Matosantos, et al., Case No. S194861 and as amended by Assembly Bill 1484 and other subsequent legislation (together, the Dissolution Law) caused the dissolution of all California redevelopment agencies as of February 1, 2012 and established successor agencies to administer the winding down of the affairs of the former agencies. As of and after February 1, 2012 all assets, properties and contracts of the former Anaheim Redevelopment Agency (former Agency) were transferred, by operation of law, to the Successor Agency to the Anaheim Redevelopment Agency (Successor Agency). Pursuant to the Dissolution Law, on January 24, 2012, the City Council elected to retain the housing assets and affordable housing functions upon dissolution and selected the Anaheim Housing Authority (Authority) as the housing successor (Housing Successor or Authority) to assume all housing assets and functions of the former Agency as of February 1, 2012.

On October 13, 2013, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 341 (SB341), which amends provisions of the Dissolution Law, in particular relating to housing successors. SB341 amended the former housing annual report requirement due to both the State Controller and the Department of Housing and Community Development while Redevelopment Agencies were active and established affordable housing requirements to be performed by housing successors effective January 1, 2014. As of dissolution, housing successors now maintain and deposit funds into a Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF), subject to the requirements of the Dissolution Law, as amended by SB 341. Under SB 341, housing successors have an annual auditing and reporting obligation to be completed every fiscal year starting with FY 2013-2014. SB 341 was subsequently amended by Assembly Bill 1793 on September 27, 2014 modifying these reporting requirements.

The Housing Successor Annual Report (Report) and the former Agency’s pre-dissolution Implementation Plans are required to be made available to the public on the City’s website. The Report is based upon information prepared by Housing Successor staff and information contained within the independent financial audit of the LMIHAF included in the City of Anaheim Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

In addition to posting on the City of Anaheim’s Website the Report must also be submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development pursuant to Government Code Section 65400 as a part of the City’s annual report on the General Plan.