Housing Community meeting in Salinas to address affordable housing

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Salinas >> A meeting to bring together state and local government officials, nonprofit and for-profit developers, and other community leaders in search of solutions to the affordable housing crisis, will take place Thursday in Salinas.

The Housing Community Meeting will be presented by Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane and State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salinas City Hall Rotunda.

“This is the first time, that I’m aware of, where state and local government officials engage non- and for-profit developers in search of housing solutions,” said McShane. “The goal of the meeting is to produce real ideas that both local and state government can put into action in response to an increasingly difficult housing crunch.”

A special panel offering commentary will include Hugh Walker of Thrust IV, a for-profit local developer; Dana Cleary of CHISPA, a nonprofit developer; and Megan Hunter, Salinas community development director. 

McShane said Matt Huerta, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership housing program manager will also be in attendance.

The Monterey Bay Housing Trust, the joint venture between the Economic Partnership and Housing Trust Silicon Valley, provided a sizable loan to CHISPA earlier this year for an affordable housing development in Castroville.