Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Office of Community and Economic Development

OCED masthead


San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative Delivers Code Enforcement Symposium



Symposium to Address Code Enforcement in San Joaquin Valley Communities

December 6, 2018 –Code Enforcement Symposium brought together around 50 advocates and professionals from across the San Joaquin Valley to explore current code enforcement strategies used throughout the San Joaquin Valley, and shared resources available to support and grow its work. The Symposium was held on Thursday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Madera County Superintendent of Schools (Conference Center) Room 7&8 in Madera, CA. Co-hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative, Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State, and the California Coalition for Rural Housing.

Code enforcement is a crucial tool to improve the health and quality of life for our community members, promote development and investment in neglected areas, and hold bad actors accountable. However, limited funding and capacity leave many communities vulnerable and without options.

The day will began with a “Framing the Issues” panel featuring Curtis Wright, and member Mariah Thompson from California Rural Legal Assistance. It continued with a panel highlighting “Successful Models” featuring Sacramento Housing Alliance, Visionary Home Builders from Stockton, CA and many more. Each organization presented an overview of its cost-saving strategies, key partnerships, and opportunity areas. The symposium provided attendees with resources and interactive discussions, giving attendees the opportunity to discuss code enforcement in their communities, considering their own needs, challenges, and opportunities.