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CCRC attends San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness' Pro-Housing Summit

photo taken from audience of panel of speakers in front of blue table with CCRC logo in bottom right and banners depicting Chinese characters
Audience view of panel at SGVCH's A New Season: Making Space for Affordable Housing.

San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness recently hosted a pro-housing summit called “A New Season: Making Space For Affordable Housing” in San Dimas, CA! California Community Reinvestment Corporation was honored not just to provide support in the development of the event, but also to be represented in-person by Relationship Manager Ting Ting Xiao. Ting Ting was honored to join a collective of housing policy change-makers, each with versed knowledge and a diverse array of specializations, in discussion of the future of the industry. 

Included in the agenda of the event were several recent policy developments in California, including Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass’s first Executive Directive geared towards alleviating the crisis of homelessness. This directive, which radically shortens the permitting process of housing development, has had sweeping implications on the housing industry in Los Angeles. Industry leaders collectivized to understand these wide-ranging impacts and imagine the future of an ED1-oriented housing market.

Other relevant discussion points included the YIGBY (Yes In God’s Backyard) movement, which seeks to expand provisions to develop affordable housing on land belonging to faith-based organizations. The YIGBY movement relies on a commitment to SB 4, a senate bill that streamlines the approval process for development on land owned by religious institutions and nonprofit colleges. Finding new, innovative zoning solutions challenges stagnation in housing and meets the urgent supply crisis forcing vulnerable Californians into risk.

Further, the event covered methods of advocacy and destigmatization to opponents of affordable housing in order to reverse some of the destructive narratives keeping developments from widespread public approval. Creating favorable public sentiment in affordable housing can lead to the conditions for less project delays and increased voter turnout when affordable housing policy is on the docket.

CCRC looks forward to continuing to imagine the future of affordable housing policy and network at further pro-housing events.


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