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MEHC Endorses Whistlestop Housing

The Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative supports Whistlestop’s Mission Plaza senior housing project. Whistlestop, the largest nonprofit serving older adults in Marin County, has provided a full range of services and activities at the former Southern Pacific depot in downtown San Rafael for the past 44 years. It is the community-gathering place and lifeline for thousands [...]

January 6th, 2016|MEHC Says|

County employee housing costs

To the Editor: Roland Katz, Executive Director of MAPE, makes an important point in his November 3 Marin Voice: the on-going debate concerning the salaries paid to some of the higher level county government staff ignores the impact of Marin’s housing crisis on most of our public employees and many others in Marin. The Marin [...]

January 6th, 2016|MEHC Says|

Workforce housing works

IJ columnist Dick Spotswood’s latest attack on new housing cannot go unchallenged. It is simply too simplistic to accept. His question is fair: Will residents living near transit use it? But, he posits, if residents who live near transit don’t use it each and every time they leave their homes, the transit-oriented housing experiment has [...]

June 6th, 2015|MEHC Says|

Why Affordable Housing is Good for Marin – Marin Voice

By Colin Russell In our continuing collaborative effort to promote more affordable housing in Marin County, a few salient facts are often overlooked by those who oppose it. California’s population is growing rapidly.  Our current population exceeds 37 million, and that number is projected to grow to over 50 million by the year 2050.  On [...]

April 21st, 2015|MEHC Says|

Marin Voice: We need deliberation, not political theater in Marin

Marin Independent Journal, August 25, 2014  Marin Voice: We need deliberation, not political theater in Marin Steven Saxe and Colin Russell We write on behalf of the Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative, a partnership that includes affordable housing, environmental and social justice advocates. MEHC works to promote public support for projects that advance affordable housing, environmental integrity [...]

April 18th, 2015|MEHC Says|

Spotswood gets it wrong on planning

MEHC is Perplexed with Spotswood's take on Planning The Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative – MEHC - is a partnership of affordable housing, environmental, and social justice advocates. We are responding to Dick Spotswood’s May 4 article in which he takes on the “push” by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission [...]

April 17th, 2015|MEHC Says|