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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 […]

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 […]

VMWP is 2024 PCBC Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner: Best Affordable Housing, Senior Community, and Health/Wellness Design Solution

Judges for the 2024 PCBC 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 […]

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 […]

Half Moon Bay waits on senior farmworker housing vote

Source: The Daily Journal; Author: Holly Rusch Planning commissioners trying to balance new state housing laws with local and coastal needs A proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior farmworkers in Half Moon Bay is facing concerns over height and density from the Planning Commission, which continued […]

Sonoma County Community Development Commission to break ground on Tierra de Rosas infrastructure in Roseland

Source: County of Sonoma Sonoma County will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m., remarks at 10 a.m., for the Tierra de Rosas project, a mixed-use development planned for 75 affordable housing units, a one-acre public plaza, Mercado Food Hall, a […]

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 […]

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