Join Us on March 21 for Affordable Housing Forum

One of the biggest issues facing this community is how to provide low and middle income residents with affordable housing.  The city of Davis remains operating within serious constraints, first with the loss of state funding when RDA (Redevelopment Agency) was ended with its $2 million in annual revenue, and then with the scarcity of housing development for the most part with growth control policies and the scarcity of future peripheral projects.

The Vanguard will have a series of three forums to discuss this.  The first part will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 7 to 9 at Repower Yolo (located at 909 5th Street – the Indigo Building where the old Dairy Queen was located).

The forum will focus on state and local policies that allow for and limit affordable housing.

The panel will consist of Councilmember Lucas Frerichs, Lisa Baker from the Yolo County Housing Authority, and Matt Dulcich from UC Davis.

In April will have the second part of the forum – date TBD – featuring affordable housing providers.  And part three in May – date TBD – will feature affordable housing tenants and users and those in need of housing.

The events are free and open to the public.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/783654705344483/

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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11 Comments

        1. Jim Hoch

          Maybe they will address the topic of certain individuals remaining in subsidized housing indefinitely and not letting other people have a chance. Is that a topic?

          1. David Greenwald

            Today we are focused on the availability and funding sources for affordable housing

        2. Craig Ross

          Must be nice to be rich and secure in your own little home, not having to worry about where you’re going to live next month or how you’re going to pay rent next week.

        3. Alan Miller

          Must be nice to be rich and secure in your own little home, not having to worry about where you’re going to live next month or how you’re going to pay rent next week.

          It is! (that’s what the ‘rich’ tell me, anyhow)

  1. Bill Marshall

    I suggest that folk discuss affordable “for sale” vs. “rental” housing, and discuss what affordable housing needs, as to sq footage and amenities…

    It seems like “affordable housing” discussions are often focused on ‘buzz words’ and not so much on basic housing NEEDS (as opposed to WANTS), and not focused on the NEEDS… IMHO

    As to NEEDS, am on board… not so much as to WANTS…

    Provision for housing is basic… shelter, basic functionality, etc.

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