Building Affordable Housing on Faith-Community Land
In their 6th cycle housing element plans (covering years 2021-2029), several Orange County cities identified church-owned or faith-community land as sites for affordable housing. We brought together two panels in March 2021 and May 2022 to describe examples of how churches, developers, and social service providers have partnered to built affordable housing for seniors, families, and people experiencing homelessness. These panels include examples from Jamboree Housing and National CORE, two of the largest developers of affordable housing developers in Southern California. The examples profiled in these webinars demonstrate that this faith-community / developer partnership can be an effective tool to meet the needs for affordable housing in communities where land is scarce.