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/