San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

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San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

Monica Palmeira
Program Specialist
California Coalition for Rural Housing

Email: monica@calruralhousing.org

(916) 443-4448

Jenna Chilingerian
Program Assistant
Office of Community & Economic Development

Email: jennac@csufresno.edu

(559) 278-6119


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Affordable Housing Summit 2014

The third annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit is Thursday, Nov,13, 2014, in Stockton at the University of the Pacific. Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno State Office of Community & Economic Development, and California Coalition for Rural Housing.

Each year, the Summit brings together professionals from around the state to bolster advocacy for affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley, educate and empower each other in overcoming challenges, and actualizing opportunities in the region. Join us if you are with local governments or you are affordable housing stakeholders, advocates, housing counselors, lenders, and real estate professionals.

Kudos 2014 |
Self-Help Enterprises

Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) is a nationally recognized community development organization working together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities. SHE’s efforts encompass a range of programs, including mutual self-help housing, sewer and water development, housing rehabilitation, multifamily rental housing and homebuyer programs in the San Joaquin Valley. Its goal is to help farm laborers and other low-income families help themselves. See Full Kudos

Year In Review 2014

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 (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 with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

The activities of the past year were bolstered by the additional staff assistance provided by the AmeriCorps VISTA program which placed a volunteer with the Collaborative for one year of service. With the added staff support, the Collaborative was able to delve into new areas of activity, including working one-on-one with city partners and community leaders on specific, local projects. See Full Year-In-Review

Affordable Housing Summit 2013

Presentation: Financing Affordable Housing in the San Joaquin Valley (Posted on Valley PBS)

San Joaquin Valley Showcase – September 2013

Self-Help Enterprises Projects – September 2013

ESA Associates Sustainable Communities Strategies – September 2013


Workshop: Substandard Housing Code Enforcement – Wednesday, July 10, 2013