San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

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San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

Jenna Chilingerian
Program Manager
Office of Community & Economic Development
California State University, Fresno

(559) 278-6119

Alicia Sebastian
Housing and Community Development Director
California Coalition for Rural Housing

Email: alicia@calruralhousing.org
(916) 443-4448


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Affordable Housing & Sustainable
Communities Program:

Workshop & Listening Session

California’s Cap and Trade programs can bring much needed resources to Valley Communities? Participants learned about the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program and what it can mean for affordable housing, public transportation, and sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley. Following the workshop, the Strategic Growth Council hosted an AHSC Guidelines Listening Session.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10am to 2pm (Workshop)
2pm to 4pm (Listening Session)

Affordable Housing Summit 2016

The Housing Connection: Housing as an Anti-Poverty Strategy

The housing crisis is just as pervasive an issue in the San Joaquin Valley as it is in anywhere else in California. This crisis reaches beyond issues of affordability and crosses into community health outcomes, environmental impacts, transportation access, educational opportunities, and community and economic development. As Valley communities strive to fight poverty — individuals, neighborhoods, and regionally — housing is one critical tool, but it is most effective as a part of a greater solution. The 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit brought together housers and non-housers alike to think critically on the role of housing as a part of a regional anti-poverty strategy.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
9am to 4pm

2016-17 Board of Directors

Kudos 2015 | San Joaquin County

The San Joaquin Sustainable Communities Coalition in San Joaquin County was created as a result of California Senate Bill 375, 2008.

SB375 required each Metropolitan Planning Organization statewide to include a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as part of a longrange transportation planning document, the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). See Full Kudos

Year In Review 2015

San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative (Collaborative) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed as a regional entity to specifically address housing issues in the eight-county region of the San Joaquin Valley.

The Collaborative not only serves as a much-needed forum to discuss regional challenges and strategies to address the Valley’s long- and short-term housing goals; it also serves as an invaluable tool for the region to organize as one voice when communicating with state and federal policymakers and regulatory agencies.

The Collaborative is governed by a board of directors and staffed through a partnership between the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State and California Coalition for Rural Housing.

See Full Year-In-Review