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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 […]

Half Moon Bay farmworker housing plan reluctantly OK’d after Newsom’s criticism

Source: San Francisco Chronicle By J.K. Dineen [caption id="attachment_12256" align="aligncenter" width="720"] A rendering of the proposed housing project for farmworkers at 555 Kelly St. in Half Moon Bay. Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP[/caption]   Ten days after being admonished by Gov. Gavin Newsom for twice delaying approval of 40 units of […]

Half Moon Bay planning commission approves farmworker housing downtown

Source: KTVU By LaMonica Peters  Dozens packed a city meeting in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, where the community is divided over an affordable housing project for senior farmworkers. Gov. Newsom is urging city leaders to approve the plan that would bring 40 units of living space […]

The Grand Opening of Vitalia

Affirmed Housing Group's Vitalia is a new affordable and supportive housing development in San Jose. Vitalia offers 79 apartment homes for low-income and formerly unhoused individuals and families, with 2 apartments reserved for on-site management. Source: Affirmed Housing Group Matt Mahan, the mayor of the City of […]

Gavin Newsom threatens Half Moon Bay with legal action over ‘egregious’ farmworker housing delay

Source: San Francisco Chronicle By Sophia Bollag Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown speaking about the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay in January 2023, has threatened legal action against the city for delaying a plan to build farmworker housing. Stephen Lam/The Chronicle 2023 SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday threatened potential […]

After last year’s deadly shootings, Half Moon Bay said it would build more farmworker housing. NIMBYs are blocking it.

Source: The Mercury News By KATE TALERICO | ktalerico@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group Proposal for farmworker apartments in downtown runs into anti-development sentiment Trailers are seen from this drone view at California Terra Gardens in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Farm worker Chunli Zhao, 66, was booked […]

A Half Moon Bay tragedy exposed ‘deplorable’ living conditions. A plan to help is being stonewalled

Source: San Francisco Chronicle By J.K. Dineen RVs and trailers, where farmworkers were presumed to reside, sit inside the fenced area at California Terra Garden as police investigated the scene near Spanish Town shops off Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, after four people were shot and […]

A letter of support for senior farmworker housing at 555 Kelly

Source: HMB Review During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, which continues to have a profound impact, we responded by making regular visits to farms and meeting with farmworkers. Recently, we spoke with six campesinos who shared with us the countless years they’ve dedicated to working the land, growing and […]

Laurel at Perennial Park: Rebuilding Hope and Senior Active Living within Resilient Community

Take a moment to watch the moving story of Laurel at Perennial Park and the many who were dedicated to rebuilding hope from tragedy after the Journeys End Mobile Home Park was destroyed by the Tubb's Fire in 2017. Several of those that made Laurel possible […]

SAP Feature: VMWP Sustainabilty Action Plan 2.0

In preparation for today, Earth Day 2024, VMWP has been reflecting on its sustainability goals and successes these past three decades, including our progress since signing on to AIA'a 2030 Commitment. From that, our team has updated our Sustainability Action Plan and are sharing it […]

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