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Jun 20

Affordable Housing Policy Recommendations Community Workshop

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 2:06 PM by Margaret Livingston

As part of the development of the City’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the Community Development Department held the second of two community workshops, Affordable Housing Policy Recommendations, on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. Residents and members of the public were invited to learn about and provide input on the affordable housing framework and policies currently under study to be forwarded to the Planning Commission and City Council for their consideration. There were 4 informational stations set up around the room with affordable housing strategy topics including leveraging private development, policies to reduce the risk of displacement, encouraging development of “Missing Middle” housing that serves low and middle income households, increase local funding and continue to support development of low income and special needs housing. Approximately 30 residents participated in the workshop. Attendees were asked to share their input at each station as well as through the submission of comment cards that were collected by City staff. The results from the community workshops will be detailed as part of a community engagement memo in the final Affordable Housing Strategy. (See attached presentation boards from the workshop.) The Draft Affordable Housing Strategy is anticipated to go before upcoming Planning Commission and City Council meetings for their consideration.
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For more information about the Affordable Housing Strategy and upcoming Planning Commission and City Council presentations, please visit the City website at www.el-cerrito.org/AffordableHousing.