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Chapter Election Meeting: Affordable Housing Trends in the Central Valley at Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Sacramento, CA
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Chapter Election Meeting: Affordable Housing Trends in the Central Valley at Habitat for Humanity
We are excited to be joining up with Sacramento Habitat for Humanity (SHfH) for a full-spectrum discussion on the latest trends in affordable housing in our region.

A five-member panel including:  Shamus Roller, Executive Director for the Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA), Joan Burke, Director of Advocacy for Loaves and Fishes, Chris Glaudel, Vice President of Asset Management for Mercy Housing California, Doug Smoot, Chief Operations Officer for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, and Carrie Grip, Executive Director for Rebuilding Together.

The panel will be moderated by Ken Cross, Chief Executive Officer for SHfH and SHA Board President and will cover a myriad of topics including:

Funding for Affordable Housing: Propositions 46 & 1C; State of California Funding Issues (Budgets, Bonds & the Pooled Money Investment Board); the search for a permanent source of affordable housing funding in the State of California; and the impact on transitional and multi-family (rental) housing development.

Homeless Issues:
Tent City; the City of Sacramento Camping Ordinance; and the Safe Ground Initiative.

Home Ownership:
Multi-home affordable development projects, and the Land Trust model as a method of providing housing in perpetuity.

Preservation of housing:
Aging populations and disability issues facing the Baby Boomer generation and C.O.R.E., the Coalition On Regional Equity and its efforts towards expanding inclusionary housing policies, implementing SB 375 and creating an integrated approach to future growth and its impact on land use, housing, transportation, health, ecological issues, food, water and a host of other regional needs.

There will be ample time for Q & A as well as shopping in SHfHs huge ReStorewhich will remain open especially for event attendees!

The ReStore is an outlet for environmentally conscience firms and individuals to donate new and used building materials and receive a tax write-off. The store targets product sales to low-income families to help preserve their homes, but the facility is open to the general public Tuesday-Saturday. Sales prices are discounted 30%-50% off the suggested retail price. Sales proceeds help defray the admin and overhead expenses for the local Habitat affiliate. Additionally, millions of pounds of perfectly good building materials are diverted annually from local landfills. The ReStore is a truly a win-win-win proposition
for the entire Sacramento community  donors, shoppers, Habitat homeowners and the environment.

For reasonable accommodations or alternate formats, please contact Kim Anderson at least 48 hours prior to the event: or 916-444-3658 x 102.

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Time: 5:30 Registration & Voting / Refreshments; 6:00 Presentation/Panel Discussion

Plan to shop the ReStore following the event. It will remain open until 9:00 p.m.

Location:Habitat for Humanity -- 8351 Umbria Avenue, Bldg. 5, Bay 1, Sacramento, CA 95828. SHfH is located in Depot Park (the old Army Signal Depot) near the intersection of
Fruitridge and Florin Perkins Road. Please enter Gate #2 on Florin Perkins Road. For additional assistance, contact Lorna Westrick: 916-440-1215 x 1115.

Parking: Ample outdoor parking
CES LUs:AIA Members will receive 2 AIA Learning Units for attending.
Cost:AIACV Members   $20; Associates / Students   $15; Non-Members   $30



Habitat for Humanity
8351 Umbria Avenue, Bldg. 5, Bay 1
Sacramento, CA 95828
United States

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