Media Advisory - Press Conference: Report Urging Action on Affordable Housing and Transportation Funding Released with County Supervisor and Supporters

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact: Maya Rosas

(310) 804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org  

Press Conference: Report Urging Action on Affordable Housing and Transportation Funding Released with County Supervisor and Supporters

SAN DIEGO (January 27, 2020) –Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and affordable housing advocates will join Circulate San Diego for the release of “Fair Share,” Circulate’s report that details how San Diego is not receiving its fair share of affordable housing and transportation funds.

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program is a state grant program that funds the construction of affordable housing and transportation projects that address San Diego’s homelessness and housing crisis, and greenhouse gas reductions goals. Unfortunately, the San Diego region received $14 million less than it would if it had won grant funding proportionate with the County’s share of California’s population in the last grant cycle alone.

When: Monday, January 27, 9:00am

Where: Keeler Court Apartments, 1294 Keeler Court, San Diego, CA 92113

Who:

  • Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County
  • Nicole Capretz, Climate Action Campaign
  • Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
  • Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
  • Affordable Housing Developers

What: This report shares best practices from successful regions across California and recommendations to local governmental agencies in San Diego to take action to bring in more funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. Recommendations for local agencies include prioritizing inter-agency coordination, providing potential projects with local matching funds for affordable homes, and preparing a pipeline of green transportation projects to be eligible for this grant.

Visuals include the construction site of Keeler Court, an affordable housing development that received the AHSC grant funding. Printed reports will be available at the press conference.


About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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