Housing Series

Overview

Housing Series

The Civic Lab Housing Series will provide an opportunity for local agencies to learn from experts in housing related fields about topics and strategies they might consider when deciding how  to best incentivize increased housing production in their communities. SACOG will organize these sessions to be accessible through online meetings, workshops, and/or webinars. Each of the four sessions will include a technical assistance component designed to help participants take greater advantage of specific strategies that may be of interest to their jurisdictions.  

Applicants for the competitive REAP program will be required to attend at least two of the four sessions in order to participate in the competitive grant program. However, attendance at all four sessions is strongly encouraged and would still benefit jurisdictions that choose not to pursue competitive funds.  

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Housing Series Workshop 2

Housing Series Workshop 2
Getting to Missing Middle

Getting to Missing Middle: Strategies within local government control to advance infill housing.

This workshop will showcase existing missing middle housing types in our region and discuss why they aren’t feasible now. This workshop emphasized the barriers to infill housing with practical solutions local governments can take, including examples from small communities across the country. 

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Housing Series Workshop 1

Housing Series Workshop 1
Setting the Stage

How we got here and where do we go next: History of Exclusionary Zoning + Meaningful Engagement in New Virtual Era

To set the stage for the remaining workshops, this agenda will cover the historical policy decisions like zoning that local governments have made over time and how those decisions have implications for our work today, including practices that perpetuate racial and class disparities. How do we facilitate change that is meaningful to our communities and involve them in the process (in a likely virtual setting)?

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What is the Civic Lab Housing Series?

Over $6M was awarded to SACOG as part of the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) program. Funds were awarded to SACOG from the state to address our region’s unique housing priorities and planning needs. SACOG received 25% of this funding early to support housing element work at the local level and to implement Civic Lab: Commercial Corridors projects.