MEHC Says

Inclusion, Community and Equity Conference April 5, 2017

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California have announced their upcoming conference:  Inclusion, Community and Equity:  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in and Adverse Climate. Please see below and plan to attend.

March 23rd, 2017|Featured, MEHC Says|

Victory Village – Moving Along!

On Wednesday night, March 1, the Fairfax Town Council pivoted to a new, less controversial path to getting to yes on Victory Village. Responding to overwhelming support from an overflow audience, the Council directed staff (1) to develop a new zoning district exclusively for senior housing, and (2) to process the Victory Village application in [...]

March 3rd, 2017|MEHC Says|

Support Victory Village now

The Town of Fairfax is considering a new strategy for getting to “yes” on Victory Village, a 54-unit affordable housing project for seniors. A staff report on the March 1 Town Council agenda asks whether the Council wants to consider creating a new senior housing zone at the same time as considering the Victory Village [...]

February 27th, 2017|MEHC Says|

Oma Village, Victory Village, Lourdes Convent, & FHA

Families move in! Great news! Families have begun moving into Oma Village, a community of 14 small rental homes in Novato. Developed and managed by Homeward Bound, these green, affordable apartments offer children’s services, including a homework club, a room for tutoring, and activities for families in the community building. Fixed, affordable rents will allow [...]

February 15th, 2017|Featured, MEHC Says|

… Victory Village Update

Last week we sent you a note about Fairfax’s Victory Village Affordable Senior Housing proposal, and we asked you to attend the Planning Commission meeting this Thursday in support. BUT– based on community input, the Victory Village proposal per se is not on Thursday’s agenda but a zoning ordinance amendment is. So rather than come to the meeting, [...]

January 18th, 2017|MEHC Says|

Support Victory Village Now!

On January 19, the Fairfax Planning Commission will consider Victory Village, a proposed 54-unit affordable senior housing project. The Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative – MEHC – is standing up for this badly needed environmentally friendly, affordable housing. Victory Village needs your support now. Here’s how: Attend and speak at the hearing. Email a support letter [...]

January 9th, 2017|MEHC Says|

Need Proof?

Rents are out of Sight Our service community, the people we see every day, the people who make our lives work, by and large don't make enough money to live in our community. Consider our kids' teachers and classroom aides, our hairdressers, dog walkers, babysitters and gardeners, paramedics, restaurant workers, administrative assistants and receptionists. What [...]

November 15th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

Something to Celebrate… Success: OMA VILLAGE!

By the end of the year – and after five years of persistent effort – Oma Village will welcome its first residents. This ground-breaking, employment-focused housing, designed particularly for families with children, is the kind of environmentally friendly affordable housing that MEHC supports. It offers twelve 2-bedroom/2-bath and two 1-bedroom/1-bath apartments on a small lot [...]

November 15th, 2016|MEHC Says|

County Adopts Fair Housing Ordinance!

THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO OUR ACTION ALERT regarding the Fair Housing Ordinance! There is a subtle form of housing discrimination that goes on in Marin County: refusing to rent to a would-be tenant who holds a Section 8 voucher. On November 8 the Marin Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to bar this kind of [...]

November 9th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

Homelessness is on the upswing…not in a good way.

Every other January, communities throughout the nation conduct "point-in-time" counts of their homeless populations.Marin’s January 2015 survey found 1,309 people living without a home. This was a big increase, as well as an unfortunate change in direction, from the previous two counts that found 1,220 homeless in 2011 and 924 people without a home in [...]

October 12th, 2016|MEHC Says|