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Around Town: Another hurdle down

Source: Palo Alto Online; Author: Embarcadero Media Staff Homes inside the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto on Feb. 14, 2023. Photo by Magali Gauthier.   BUENA NEWS … Palo Alto’s ambitious plan to redevelop the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park continued to hum along this week when the city’s […]

555 Kelly Avenue press list

The Half Moon Bay City Council voted unanimously to deny appeals attempting to block 555 Kelly, a 40-unit, downtown apartment complex for senior farmworkers, clearing the way for the project to continue. Congratulations to Mercy Housing and to ALAS, who has compiled this impressive list of […]

Half Moon Bay City Council votes on affordable farmworker housing – The Mercury News

Half Moon Bay residents appealed approval of senior farmworker housing. Here’s what the City Council just decided Under the threat of legal action from Gov. Gavin Newsom, council decides on the fate of the housing project Nonprofit developer Mercy Housing is applying to build a 40-unit, 100% […]

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing to Go Forward After Council Rejects Appeals

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing to Go Forward After Council Rejects Appeals Source: KQED Author: Vanessa Rancaño The entrance to Concord Farms in Half Moon Bay on Jan. 3, 2024. (Beth LaBerge/KQED) Half Moon Bay officials cleared the way for an embattled affordable housing project for farmworkers to move forward, […]

Vitalia wins 2024 PCBC Gold Nugget Grand Award

VMWP is thrilled to announce that Vitalia was awarded a Grand Award at the 2024 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony! Judges for the 2024 Gold Nugget Awards have named Affirmed Housing's Vitalia a Grand Award winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural […]

Buena Vista redevelopment advances with council support

Source: Palo Alto Online; Author: Gennady Sheyner After a hard-won fought against displacement, mobile home residents will be guaranteed a place to live The proposed redevelopment of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park includes a 61-unit apartment building and 44 mobile homes. Courtesy Santa Clara County Housing […]

Montbello FreshLo – Cover Story in Colorado Real Estate Journal

By the People. Less magic than hard work, FreshLo demonstrates community development done right. SOURCE: Colorado Real Estate Journal WORDS: Sean Vincent O’Keefe   Donna Garnett cares about her community and, like all good developers, she’s looking for a return on investment. As the CEO of the Montbello Organizing […]

The Rose on Colfax has been awarded a Housing Colorado Eagle Award for 2024

Mercy Housing's The Rose on Colfax has been awarded a Housing Colorado Eagle Award for 2024! The project, which combines 82-units of new affordable housing for families and a quality affordable early learning education center for the community, has won one of the most prestigious affordable […]

Brown Bag Training: Powering Up, Utility Impacts On Housing Costs

Affordable Housing takes a whole village of professionals to implement, but one major element that underpins housing is the utility infrastructure required to serve new developments. As we try to serve new communities with improved utility services and advance clean energy all-electric buildings, the implementation […]

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing Gains Approval After Push by Newsom

Source: KQED By: Tyche Hendricks Ayudando Latinos A Soñar headquarters in Half Moon Bay July 25, 2023. (Pablo Unzueta for El Tecolote/CatchLight Local)   Half Moon Bay planning commissioners approved a new apartment building for low-income senior farmworkers on Tuesday night, following a protracted debate that drew a strongly worded threat […]

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