Peer to Peer Exchange with Fire-Affected Communities: Redding & Santa Rosa Talk Housing

 In Community Vitality

At the request of California Department of Housing & Community Development and the Strategic Growth Council, the Block 7 team participated in the California Climate Initiatives Planning Charrette in Santa Rosa on August 28, 2018.

The goal? To share about Redding’s successful Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant effort, and to preview what the application process entails from the perspective of an applicant. Program Officer for Community Vitality, Rachel Hatch answered questions and shared lessons learned.

When this suggestion was first made, it was prior to the Carr Fire, which is still not fully contained. Little did we know that this would also be an opportunity for the Redding team to have a peer-to-peer exchange with another fire-affected community (as Sonoma County faced the Tubbs Fire in Fall 2017, and was coming up on its one year anniversary). Here is the agenda for the day, as well as a photo recap:



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