Housing

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Affordable Housing Development in CRA Districts Affordable Housing Development in CRA Districts

An October 2008 presentation by Libby Seifel to the Florida Redevelopment Agency regarding California redevelopment and housing. 

Affordable Housing Development: Lessons from California Affordable Housing Development: Lessons from California

September 2009 presentation by Libby Seifel and Abbie Conlee to the California Chapter of the American Planning Association, regarding affordable housing programs and their success stories. 

Bay Area TOAH Fund Bay Area TOAH Fund

The Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH Fund or Fund) is a $50 million public-private financing resource that provides up-front funding for the development of affordable housing and other community services near transit lines throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. From 2007 through 2011, the TOAH Fund progressed from concept to launch through the efforts of numerous key partners and stakeholders. This report describes why the Fund was formed, the key components and the critical steps in the Fund formation, the important lessons learned, and best practices utilized for its development.

Bay Area TOAH Fund Bay Area TOAH Fund

The Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH Fund or Fund) is a $50 million public-private financing resource that provides up-front funding for the development of affordable housing and other community services near transit lines throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. From 2007 through 2011, the TOAH Fund progressed from concept to launch through the efforts of numerous key partners and stakeholders. This report describes why the Fund was formed, the key components and the critical steps in the Fund formation, the important lessons learned, and best practices utilized for its development.

City and Agency Inclusionary Housing City and Agency Inclusionary Housing

In this 2005 Annual California Redevelopment Association Conference presentation, “Inclusionary Housing: How to Make City and Agency Inclusionary Housing Programs Work Together Effectively,” Libby Seifel examines Inclusionary Housing policy and implementation from the perspective of cities, redevelopment Agencies, and developers.

CRA - Saving Neighborhoods Through the Stabilization Program- Oct 2009 (Part 1) CRA - Saving Neighborhoods Through the Stabilization Program- Oct 2009 (Part 1)

Part one of an October 2009 presentation by Libby Seifel and various panelists to the CRA/CAL AHFLA regarding Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.

CRA - Saving Neighborhoods Through the Stabilization Program- Oct 2009 (Part 2) CRA - Saving Neighborhoods Through the Stabilization Program- Oct 2009 (Part 2)

Part 2 of an October 2009 presentation by Libby Seifel and various panelists to the CRA/CAL AHFLA regarding Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.

CRA Housing Set-Aside Article CRA Housing Set-Aside Article

Marie Munson wrote “Agencies Spend 80% Funds on Affordable Housing in Addition to 20% Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund Deposits” published in the November 2004 issue of  CRA Journal. The article observes that many communities, such as San Jose and Santa Monica, have found the mandated 20% housing set aside is not sufficient to meet their affordable housing needs. Munson identifies one solution.

CRA Inclusionary Housing Article CRA Inclusionary Housing Article

“How to Design a Successful Inclusionary Housing Program to Help Your Agency Meet its Affordable Housing Requirements,” by Elizabeth Seifel was published in the January 2005 issue of CRA Journal. The article outlines key policy considerations and economic principles to be explored, including alternative methods of compliance.

Greening Affordable Housing Development Greening Affordable Housing Development

An October 2009 presentation by Roger Asterino (City of Berkeley), Anne Torney (WRT/Solomon E.T.C.), Lisa Motoyama (Resources for Community Development), Elizabeth (Libby) Seifel (Seifel Consulting Inc.) regarding lessons learned from Oxford Plaza and The David Brower Center.