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This document discusses the various prevailing wage laws, including: Education Code, Fish & Game Code, Government Code, health & Safety Code, Labor Code, Penal Code, Public Contract Code, Public Utilities Code, Streets and Highway Code, Water Code, and Welfare and Institutions Code

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California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform  publishes fact sheets on a wide range of topics important to long term care consumers

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Summary of CDFI's in California

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Characteristics unique to people who
are homeless
People who are homeless face unique challenges
maintaining a mailing address and finding
transportation. Their CalFresh application
process differs from a standard application in the
following areas:
• Reporting and Recertification Housing
deductions
People who are homeless:
• Can get CalFresh even if they live in a shelter
and get free meals there. [7 C.F.R.* § 273.1(b)
(7)(vi)(E); MPP § 63-402.46.]
• Do not have to have any place to cook or store
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This design guide has been assembled with the emphasis on deinstitutionalizing the personal care home. The
hope is to reduce the negative outcomes typically associated with models of care that rely upon older traditional standards. We need to support a change in culture and the way we think about providing care. A small house model changes the philosophy, architecture, and organizational hierarchy of a facility and decisions made can be supported through Evidenced Base Design (EBD) to provide a higher quality of life and overall better care for the residents who live in these models…

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An in-depth look at construction costs per square foot in the United States. This construction market analysis includes detailed information on residential, commercial, healthcare, primary and secondary education, higher education, public and community facilities, and parking structures.

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Disability is part of the human experience, but sometimes people use words or phrases that are insensitive and do not promote understanding, dignity, and respect for people with disabilities. More often than not, this is not intentional, but can be hurtful just the same. Learn how to communicate with and about people with disabilities using people-first language and other helpful tips.

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This section guides you to your local building department. There are numerous building departments in California.

According to the California Building Standards Code, no building or structure may be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the building official...

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Real estate development involves participation from a wide variety of professionals, including: architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, site planners, attorneys, environmental consultants, surveyors, title companies, lenders, architects, general contractors, and subcontractors, amongst a variety of others.

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Access information regarding excess real property available for state use, 90-day local agency notices, surplus real property for sale, and request for lease proposals.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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Each of the special housing types described below is targeted to households with particular needs.
Housing quality standards (HQS) apply to all units in these special housing types, but each special type
of housing may have additional unique HQS standards that are identified in this chapter.
Additionally, the payment standard used for each special housing type, and any unique requirements
for determining the utility allowance, calculating the HAP payment, or determining the reasonableness
of the rent, are included in the program descriptions.
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This paper highlights six diverse projects and approaches that address local communities’ need for housing and services for vulnerable older adults. Each of the models target different groups of vulnerable seniors and utilize a mixture of the funding sources along with other creative policy measures such as changes to zoning laws or money from Medicaid demonstration projects.

While these projects are local in nature and none will offer a “silver bullet” solution to the complex causes and effects of senior homelessness and housing instability, each presents a promising model that…

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Specific terms and definitions are provided to facilitate consistency in the interpretation and application of the Guidelines. Some of these terms may have a broader definition in  other contexts, but the definitions provided here reflect the  use of the terms in the Guidelines. For words that do not  appear here, please refer to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate  Dictionary

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The building cost index is a measure of changes in the cost of construction labour and materials in a specific region, and judging by the 5 most common construction indices in the USA – the ENR, RSMeans, Mortenson, RLB and Turner construction indices, both residential and non-residential building costs have been rising steadily at a small gradient since 2010.

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An encyclopedia of knowledge for the Briefing, Planning and Design of Healthcare facilities. This is the home of International guidelines for the planning, briefing, design & construction of healthcare facilities. These guidelines place emphasis on achieving outcomes which reflect current healthcare practice in a safe and appropriate environment at a reasonable facility cost. They represent patient focused, research based, modern and efficient planning principles.

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The Facility Guidelines Institute is the authoritative source for guidance on health and residential care facility planning, design, and construction in the United States. Our consensus-based, research-informed guidelines are used by regulators, designers, builders, and facility owners around the country and abroad to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

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Specific terms and definitions are provided to facilitate consistency in the interpretation and application of the Guidelines. Some of these terms may have a broader definition in other contexts, but the definitions provided here reflect the use of the terms in the Guidelines.

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Manual of Policies and Procedures COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION

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IMPACT CAPITAL + POWER OF OWNERSHIP = CHANGE

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In October 2016, a task force of medical respite care experts produced the first set of standards for medical respite programs. The task force was charged by the Respite Care Providers’ Network Steering Committee with developing standards that (1) align with other health industry standards related to patient care, (2) reflect the needs of the patients being served in the medical respite care setting, (3) promote quality care and improved health, and (4) are achievable for a range of medical respite care programs with varying degrees of resources.  To remain responsive to changes in medical…

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In 2011, NARR made history by establishing a national standard for recovery residences. This standard defines the spectrum of recovery oriented housing and services and distinguishes four different types, which are known as “levels” or “levels of support.” The standard was developed through a strength-based and collaborative approach that solicited input from all major regional and national recovery housing organizations. Guidance for the standard was also received from recovery residence providers (some with decades of experience) from across the nation representing all four levels of…

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NFPA's Life Safety Code is the most widely used source for strategies for occupant safety throughout the life of a building. Vital for architects, engineers, building owners and building managers, hospital administrators, and AHJs, NFPA 101 covers it all: Egress, sprinklers, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, special hazard protection, and much more.  For the 2018 edition, the scope of NFPA 101 is expanded to include hazardous materials emergencies, injuries from falls, and emergency communications.  The Code provides a flexible approach that adapts to nontraditional use of…

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