Salinas city officials follow a set of rules when creating or designating something as “affordable housing” – like Moon Gate Plaza – and above all, the plan must conform to the Salinas General Plan.
Silicon Sage development property slated to be sold to MidPen Housing
Pippin Orchards II to start construction in 2022
The vacant lot at 1695 Sunset Ave. in Fairfield is being graded and full construction will soon begin on the affordable housing project known as Fair Haven Commons
San Francisco Business Times checks in with two of the of the Bay Area’s largest nonprofit developers who have been tackling the crisis for years. Here’s what they think are the tailwinds, headwinds and biggest stories of building affordable housing right now along with their organizations’ notable projects.
Regarding “Politics could gut housing funds” (Editorial, Oct. 27): The Build Back Better legislation making its way through Congress is an opportunity for the federal government to get it right on affordable housing and homelessness. At stake is the creation of 2 million affordable homes over 10 years, including 330,000 in California.
As Democratic lawmakers scramble to accommodate the demands of Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, hugely important sections of President Biden’s signature Build Back Better initiative are being sliced away behind closed doors, including $327 billion for housing.
The idea of government housing, or at least government-assisted housing at scale, needs to be explored again. It’s been done piecemeal when possible but, with more resources, it can be done well and at low overall cost.
It’s no secret that S.F’s affordable housing boom has largely bypassed the west side. But recent developments allude to a new chapter being written.
City, County, faith, and private-business sector leaders join MidPen to celebrate the Groundbreaking of Immanuel-Sobrato Community, 108 affordable supportive apartments for formerly homeless individuals.