Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: Funding Opportunities for the San Joaquin Valley
Workshop and Listening Session
Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Following the workshop, the Strategic Growth Council will be hosting an AHSC Guidelines Listening Session from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the same room. More information and how to register for that portion of the day is coming soon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like updates.
Merced College - Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Travel by train or carpool is encouraged. The Merced Amtrak station is a 15 minute walk (0.5 mi) to the event venue. Check train schedules here: www.amtrak.com
Cost of AHSC Workshop:
Group of 3 or more - $15 each / Individual - $25
Registration covers breakfast and lunch
Full and Partial Scholarships are available. Please email Jenna Chilingerian, email@example.com for the application.
Please note: the Guidelines Listening Session hosted by the Strategic Growth Council from 2-4 pm has no cost to attend. There will be a separate sign-up process.
AHSC Workshop Presented By,
San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative
In partnership with,
Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State
California Coalition for Rural Housing
San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center
California’s Cap and Trade programs can bring much needed resources to Valley Communities — is your community missing out? Learn more about the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program and what it can mean for affordable housing, public transportation, and sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley. Join us for this exciting workshop and forum.
About the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program provides funding for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and benefit disadvantaged communities through increasing accessibility of affordable housing, employment centers and key destinations via low-carbon transportation.
This is a state program administered by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and funded through California cap-and-trade auction proceeds. The Department of Housing and Community Development implements the transportation, housing and infrastructure component of the AHSC Program.
- Introduce the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program to those who may not be familiar with the program, and offer further information for those already familiar with the program
- Support the development of partnerships and promote available resources necessary for successful applications
- Identify ways in which San Joaquin Valley communities can better participate in the program
Who Should Attend
- Local agencies and jurisdictions
- Community-based organizations
- Advocacy groups
- Public housing authorities
- Affordable housing developers
- Metropolitan Planning Organization staff
- School districts
- Elected and appointed officials
9:30 am | Breakfast and Registration
10:00 am | Welcome and Introductions
- Why Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program?
- Timeline - Why are we talking about this now?
- Round 2 timeline and recap
- Goals for the day
10:15 am | Who's in the room?
- Networking Activity
10:30 am | Introduction to Cap-and-trade
- Clean Air Act
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
10:45 am | Cap-and-trade in the San Joaquin Valley
- Success in the Valley - Where have projects been funded? What types of projects have been funded?
11:15 am | Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: Overview
- Round 2: Themes, Goals, Key Things to Think About, Project Area Types, Strong Projects
- Craig Shields, California Department of Housing and Community Development
- Darwin Moosavi, California Strategic Growth Council
12:15 pm | Lunch (Provided) and Open Networking
12:45 pm | Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: Lessons Learned
- Lindsay Village (Lindsay) - Self-Help Enterprises
- Sierra Village (Dinuba) - Self-Help Enterprises
- Avena Bella (Turlock) - EAH Housing
- Hunter Street Housing (Stockton) - Visionary Home Builders of California, Cobblestone Placemaking
1:45 pm | Workshop Conclusion - Transition to Listening Session
2:00 pm | Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: Guidelines Listening Session
- Presented by the California Strategic Growth Council
4:00 pm | Listening Session Conclusion
Questions? Contact Jenna Chilingerian, firstname.lastname@example.org