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Category: Housing News

News Release: The ADU Center Expands to Marin County

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 9, 2024   The ADU Center expands to Marin County   San Rafael, CA – The ADU Center, formerly The Napa Sonoma ADU Center, is a leader in growing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the North Bay since 2020 and is thrilled to announce its … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: February 2024 Update

City Surveys Individuals in Encampments In December 2023, the City partnered with local service providers to conduct a needs assessment survey in San Rafael’s largest encampments. The survey teams compiled 60 responses, representing more than 80% of the individuals in the Mahon Creek area encampment. The results documented the important fact that people experiencing homelessness … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: December 2023 Update

Camping Ordinance Update The City of San Rafael continues to work under a Federal District Court order on the implementation of its camping ordinance passed in July 2023.  On October 19th , the Court issued a preliminary injunction order that provided modified spacing rules allowing up to four individuals to camp together, in a 400 … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: November 2023 Updates

Successful Seeds of Hope Event On November 6, the City of San Rafael and County of Marin Health and Human Services co-hosted the 6th Seeds of Hope lunch and service provider fair.  The event invites people experiencing homelessness to receive meals, donations, and housing-focused services.  The turnout was wonderful, and 23 service providers assisted attendees … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: August 2023 Updates

City Camping Ordinance Update  On July 17th, City Council adopted Ordinance 2030 to address unregulated encampments on public property by persons experiencing homelessness in the City.  The ordinance would prohibit establishing any camping area within 200 ft. of another camping area. Each camping area would also be limited in size to 10 ft. by 10 … Continued

News Release: San Rafael’s 2023-2031 Housing Element Certified by State

  July 5, 2023 – The City of San Rafael received notice from the California Department of Housing and Community Development that its 2023-2031 (“6th Cycle”) Housing Element has been found in substantial compliance with State Law.  The Housing Element was adopted by the City Council on May 15, 2023.  Its certification is a major … Continued

2023 Affordable Housing NOFA – Released

Notice Of Funding Availability For the Acquisition/Rehabilitation or New Development of Affordable Rental or Ownership Housing NOFA ISSUED: 4/10/2023 RESPONSES DUE: 5/15/2023 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time The City of San Rafael announces the availability of one million four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,000) in funding available for the construction or the preservation of permanently affordable rental … Continued

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