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September 18, 2020

Tag: affordable housing

Housing cap passes first reading

The Hollister City Council held a first reading of a proposed growth management program Tuesday that could cap the construction of single-family residential housing...

Hollister mulls residential growth plan

As the Hollister skyline changes with the construction of new housing, city leaders are looking at an annual cap on new single-family homes as...

New affordable housing in Hollister

Before she moved into the new Buena Vista apartment complex in Hollister last month, Mary (who did not want to give her last name)...

Council waives fees for senior housing

Council members Monday voted 3-1 to waive in-lieu fees for an upcoming senior housing development, opting instead to receive a one-time payment of $1...

Council lends funds for affordable housing

Hollister council members Monday approved a $300,000 loan for an upcoming westside affordable housing project. On March 20, council members awarded $700,000 to the Community...

Guest View: Why We Won’t Have Affordable Housing

The County’s affordable housing program is not logically constructed. The San Benito County Planning Commission recently had a notably fair and informative workshop on affordable housing. Yet in the end they were not presented with the options they needed to make a program that works, especially in the unincorporated areas where, for political reasons, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors has traditionally shunned high density housing. Affordable housing programs are often illogically constructed starting with the erroneous idea that nothing the county does impacts the market; the opposite is true.

County examines affordable mandate of 15 percent

Most county planning commissioners this week supported instituting a 15 percent affordable housing requirement on new developments more than six years after suspending income-based mandates here.

Public comment: Residents talk Clear Creek, CDBG grant and more

At Tuesday's San Benito County Board of Supervisors a handful of residents talked about items not on the agenda. One called for the supervisors to work with Congressman Sam Farr on reopening Clear Creek. Another talked about "new" revenue for San Benito County in the form of unclaimed property held at the state controller's office. Others talked about the importance of the CDBG grant funding and remembered 9/11 on the 11th anniversary of the tragedy.

South County Housing still seeks potential homeowners

South County Housing will host an orientation meeting Aug. 30, at 6 p.m., at the Rancho Park Apartments in Hollister in hopes of finding more potential homeowners for a self-help home project. San Benito, Gilroy and Morgan Hill residents are eligible to apply to the program.

Federal grant application near completion

CDBG funding request will provide shelter, job training