Office of Community and Economic Development
San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit Set for October 2nd in Stockton, CA
A recent report issued by California Housing Partnership has revealed that lower income renters in the San Joaquin Valley are spending an astounding 57 to 63 percent of their income on rent. The report also shows that the production of affordable housing for lower-income households declined by 55 percent during 2016-17, as well as a startling increase of 8 to 16 percent in homelessness in Stanislaus and Tulare Counties since 2016.
It’s these types of housing challenges, and the comprehensive work to identify their solutions, that will be explored in-depth next month at the 7th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit in Stockton, CA. The Summit is hosted by San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative, a nonprofit organization administered jointly by OCED and California Coalition for Rural Housing.
The Summit, themed “The Future Valley,” will bring together housing specialists, community development professionals, elected officials, service providers and community advocates for a full day of workshops, round table discussions, exhibits and tools to address housing issues and help move projects forward. For more information on the Oct. 2 Summit, click here or email Frida Cardoza. For details on the housing needs reports, visit California Housing Partnership.