Our post-pandemic world is very different, marked by soaring home prices and rents, rising homeless population, dramatic shifts in how a home is utilized, a host of new government directives, new general plan housing element, and new RHNA housing goals. Working smarter, together is critical. Thus a RECONNECT theme is being utilized for all of HOME's programs in 2022, Conference and Forums. In 2022 HOME will be hosting 5 forums in different parts of the County to discuss a hot-topics, highlight projects and address city housing element and plans.
This May 25th forum will focus on connecting to achieve affordable housing goals, and is the 2nd gathering of 5 planned for 2022 (the first in March was at Lennar's Sycamore Grove project in Simi Valley).. Appropriately located at the newest affordable housing project Mountain View Apartments in Fillmore, the forum will discuss:
- The Mountain View project distinctions and collaborative approval and financing process. This is a new complex of 77 affordable apartments, one, two and three bedroom units, targeted for low- income, very low- income, and extremely low income families. The project is a partnership between Many Mansions and Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura with financial support from Housing Trust Fund VC, County CDBG Funds, 4% Tax Credits + Tax Exempt Bond, State Funds, and Conventional Permanent Loan.
- Understanding the Affordable housing process: development, resident selection, needs and future plans.
- Housing along the 126-corridor: needs & priorities, new 6th Cycle housing elements, meeting the RHNA goals, intentions & plans.
Presenters will include:
- Doug Menges and Alex Russell (Many Mansions)
- David Rowlands (Fillmore City Manager)
- James Mason (Santa Paula Community Development Director)
- Dave Ward and Ruchita Kadakia (County of Ventura Planning Director and Housing Planning Manager)
Come, RECONNECT with others on Wednesday morning May 25th from 9:00-11:00 am at the Mountain View community room at 220 Santa Clara, Fillmore (exit Mountain View St. off 126 Highway). Program will start at 9:30. This Forum will be filmed; there is a virtual ticket option.
HOME facilitates these Housing Issues Forums to discuss topics of interest to the housing community of professionals, advocates and agencies. These informal 2-hour gatherings provide an opportunity for networking, learning and collaboration. Refreshments are served.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Your donation enables us to continue to offer these Forums, the annual Housing Conference and other housing advocacy and information avenues. Questions? email Karen at [email protected]