San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

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San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative

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

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


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Year In Review 2016

The San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative (Collaborative) set out to provide more educational and technical assistance events in 2015-16 based on feedback it received in 2014.

In July 2015, the Collaborative hosted the regional forum “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Programs: Funding Opportunities for the San Joaquin Valley.” The forum provided an opportunity for information-sharing with Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program applicants. The more than 85 participants that came from across the region to Merced also learned about resources for accessing programs and discussed the limitations of programs and opportunity areas for change.

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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

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