Let’s Talk About Housing and Homeless in Davis

June Programs at Davis Methodist Focus on Shelter

Across California, affordable housing and homelessness is a huge and growing problem.  Yet solutions proposed by cities and non-profits are often met with neighborhood opposition.  How can we work together as a community to help our neighbors who are struggling to keep or find shelter?  As part of this conversation, Davis United Methodist Church is offering three programs on housing and homelessness on Sunday mornings, June 9, 23, and 30, from 9:45 to 10:50 at the church, which is located at 1620 Anderson Road in Davis.

June 9:  The Challenge of Housing the Homeless, with Bill Pride, Executive Director, Davis Community Meals and Housing.
Bill will discuss the lack of housing, lack of affordable housing, and eligibility barriers to housing that are driving up the costs of rental housing, raising poverty rates and exacerbating the plight of the homeless. He also will address potential solutions.

June 23:   Homeless in Davis, with Ryan Collins, Homeless Outreach Services Coordinator for the City of Davis and the Davis Police Dept.

Ryan is in daily contact with homeless residents of Davis, visiting their camps, helping them with urgent problems, mitigating or resolving conflicts, and advocating on their behalf.  He will describe the daily challenges faced by the homeless in Davis and policies and solutions being considered by the City.

June 30:   Affordable Housing in Davis. with Kelly Stachowicz, Assistant City Manager, City of Davis. Kelly will describe city policies regarding provision of affordable housing, achievements to date, and plans for the future.  Discussion will focus on obstacles and possible solutions.  Kelly works closely with affordable housing issues.

Davis United Methodist Church is a reconciling and an inclusive community of faith.  Church services are Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00.  For more information, visit www.davisumc.org or contact the church office at davisumc@davisumc.org or 530-756-2170.

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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  1. Alan Miller

    Let’s Talk About Housing and Homeless in Davis


    Let us . . .

    Let us all watch “Seattle is Dying” before attending the above forums.  And watch the entire thing (60 minutes).  If you cut out at the beginning because it doesn’t match your political view of the situation, you’ll miss the whole point of the documentary at the end, where solutions are proposed.

    Here is the link:


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