News, Awards, and Features

71-unit 100% affordable housing development breaks ground in Mountain View, Calif.

Source: BDC Network Posted by David Malone | Monday, August 3, 2020 Courtesy Alta Housing Located on the 0.61-acre site of a former Taco Bell at 950 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View, Calif., a new 71-unit rental community has broken ground. The 100% affordable housing project will […]

Colma Veterans Village Among Affordable Housing Finance’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards Finalists

Colma Veterans Village has been announced as a Special-Needs Finalist in the Affordable Housing Finance's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards for its role in helping meet the housing and health needs of vulnerable veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 66 unit affordable veterans housing […]

The Balboa Reservoir project will be a huge benefit to the community

Source: San Francisco Examiner Community Contributor | Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | Opinion I am a resident of Ingleside and I live across the street from the proposed Balboa Reservoir development. The opinion piece published recently, ‘Board of Supervisors should say no to the Balboa Reservoir project,’ made a few […]

Staff Feature: Lauren Daley, Serving the City of Loveland

Congratulations to Lauren Daley who was elected Chair of the City of Loveland's Affordable Housing Commission! Lauren has been serving on the Affordable Housing Commission since July 2017, and was elected Chair in July of 2020. "I joined because I wanted to change policy and help […]

VMWP is 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner – Best Affordable Housing Community

Judges for the 2020 Gold Nugget Awards have named Van Meter Williams Pollack as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. VMWP earned its Merit honors for […]

Development is Home to Older, Frail Veterans

Source: Housing Finance Posted by Donna Kimura | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Colma Veterans Village delivers 66 housing units plus health care. Colma Veterans Village brings together affordable housing and health services to formerly homeless veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 66-unit property serves as the foundation for […]

Join Us to Discuss Affordable Housing and Early Childhood Education at East Colfax Town Hall

Join Us via Zoom for the 8315 East Colfax Town Hall on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Your voice is valued and important!  Affordable housing and high-quality early childhood education are becoming more difficult to access for families in Denver. The 8315 East Colfax project is creating opportunities for […]

Social Distance Drag Show Brings Queens to LGBTQ Seniors During Coronavirus Pandemic

Source: Datebook Posted by Tony Bravo | Saturday, May 23, 2020 [caption id="attachment_2602829" align="aligncenter" width="646"] Princess Panocha applies make up before she performs in a social distance drag show for queer elders living at Openhouse LGBTQ senior housing in San Francisco.[/caption] Drag queens Mary Vice and Princess Panocha have […]

Elitsa Shepherd Earned Her Passive House Certification

Elitsa Shepherd has earned her Passive House Certification! As a Certified Passive House Designer, Elitsa adds essential knowledge to the VMWP team, further improving VMWP's design to create more comfortable, more resilient and healthier buildings that are optimized for an all-renewable energy grid. Congratulations, Elitsa! To […]

Mayor London Breed Seals Deal for Affordable Housing Near Balboa Park BART

Source: San Francisco Chronicle Posted by J.K. Dineen | Wednesday, April 29, 2020 San Francisco Mayor London Breed has finalized an agreement with the developers of the Balboa Reservoir, a key milestone in winning approvals of a controversial plan that would add 1,100 homes to the 17-acre parking […]
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