Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Bortin Hall, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
We’ve been hearing about (and maybe experiencing) the lack of housing that is affordable to many of our residents. Not only persons working in retail and restaurants, but many vital workers, such as teachers, police officers and other public servants, cannot live close to where they work. This has also increased the number of homeless individuals and families in our communities.
This seminar will explore how we can better utilize some of our housing stock through sharing. A terrific group of speakers has been assembled for this event:
Two dynamic women, Rachel Ginis, Lilypad Homes, and Loni Gray, ZOdwellings, will discuss how they have found ways to make shared housing a reality in Marin County and Berkeley. Because developing legal shared housing requires conformation with city zoning codes, Andrew Smith, Walnut Creek Senior Planner and Code Enforcement supervisor, will cover the zoning and code requirement. To round out the program, activists Merry Nail and Richard Beal, from Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church and Hillcrest Congregational Church, respectively, will share their experiences in sharing their homes.
There will be opportunity for group discussions to explore ideas on how we can effectively address this housing crunch.
This is an East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) Affordable Housing Week Event sponsored by the Multi-faith ACTION Coalition and co-sponsored by the MDUUC Social Justice Council, the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California and the League of Women Voters Diablo Valley.