Commerce

Total
Warning Signs
For fiscal years spanning
2000-2001 to 2007-2008
Failed to
develop land
within five
years
Spent more
than half their
money on
"planning"
Spent at least
$100,000 of budget and built no units
$18,567,904

Population:

12,583

Residents
in Poverty:

17.7%

Source: Census 2000

Contact this agency:

http://www.ci.commerce.ca.us

2535 Commerce Way

Commerce, CA 90040

Source: California Redevelopment Association

Website as of 2010; Address as of 2008

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Housing Units (back to top)

  • 0 used covenants
  • 0 used subsidies
  • 0 used funds allocated for mobile homes
  • 32 built
  • 0 rehabilitated
  • 0 destroyed

Land Holdings (back to top)

A state law requires land purchased for affordable housing to be developed within five years.

This agency has failed to develop:

  • 0 parcels of land for more than five years
  • 0 parcels of land for more than 10 years

Spending (back to top)

Expenditure data current as of 2008.
Category

Spending

Percent of Total

Agency Average

At risk of becoming
unaffordable
$0 0% 4.76%
Debt payments $11,784,973 63.47% 28.33%
Land acquisition
and site preparation
$3,886,194 20.93% 20.70%
Mobile homes $0 0% 4.79%
New $772,364 4.16% 19.18%
Other $658,233 3.55% 16.61%
Planning and
administration
$377,147 2.03% 23.57%
Rehabilitation
$94,654 less than 1% 13.02%
Rental subsidies $994,339 5.36% 19.33%
Total $18,567,904 100% N/A

Nearby Agencies (back to top)

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Source: California Department of Housing and Community Development

Credits: Kim Christensen, Jessica Garrison, Michelle Minkoff, Sandra Poindexter, Doug Smith

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About this project

This database tracks the expenditures of California city and county redevelopment agencies on housing.

During the fiscal years spanning 2000-2001 to 2007-2008, agencies spent property tax dollars mostly on planning, acquiring land and constructing, renovating and removing housing units.

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