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Treasurer Tackles California’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Treasurer John Chiang administers two state programs that provide incentives to spur production of quality, affordable housing developments in California. In 2015, the Treasurer’s office championed reforms that many affordable housing advocates called “the most significant in the past 15 years.”

Treasurer Tackles California's Affordable Housing Crisis from State Treasurer's Office on Vimeo.

State Treasurer Names New California Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Board Executive Director

State Treasurer John Chiang announced that Christina Elliott will serve as Executive Director of the California Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Board. ABLE accounts will allow people with disabilities and their families to open tax-free savings accounts without fear of losing vital government assistance. Read this news release.

Intersections: California and Brexit – Assessing the Damage

The decision of British voters to leave the European Union (EU) caught markets widely off guard throughout the world as the final votes came in on June 23. Read more.

Statement from Treasurer John Chiang on British Vote to Leave European Union

State Treasurer John Chiang stressed that uncertainty roiling world markets in the wake of Britain’s planned departure from the European Union is not expected to substantially impact investments managed by his office or the state’s outstanding debt. Read this news release.

Treasurer Unveils New Online Application System to Help Charter School Applicants Save Time, Money

The California School Finance Authority (CSFA), chaired by Treasurer John Chiang, launched a new electronic submission format for its financing program application. The change will save California taxpayers and the program’s 400 charter school applicants time and money. Read this news release.

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Californians face great challenges as we work together to make our state a great place to live -- for us and future generations. By purchasing California bonds, you can invest in quality schools, safer communities, affordable housing and improved transportation systems. You can help build parks and libraries, and preserve our natural resources.

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College Access Tax Credit Fund

Help California’s college students get the funds to stay enrolled in school and earn a substantial tax credit when you do. A portion of the money you contribute to the College Access Tax Credit Fund may go toward increasing the Cal Grant B Access awards. By participating for the 2015 taxable year, you will receive a state tax credit equal to 55 percent of your donation.

To learn more about the College Access Tax Credit Fund and how to apply, please visit College Access Tax Credit Fund.

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