Housing Our Community Town Hall Series – LEARN, Housing 101

AprApril 25 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm Vintage House

264 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476

Housing Our Community Town Hall Series

Housing Our CommunityIncreasing housing prices, changing household needs and constrained housing supply are challenges facing the City of Sonoma (City) along with other Bay Area and surrounding Sonoma County communities.  Based on increasing concern over this dilemma, the City Council contracted with Healdsburg based UrbanGreen, Inc to develop a community education and engagement program to create a robust and informed conversation on housing in the City of Sonoma.

The series is composed of three town halls around a theme of Learn | Discuss | Explore.   The first Town Hall, Housing 101 will be on April 25, 2019, followed by a Housing Experts Panel, on May 16, 2019 and the third and final meeting of the series, an Interactive Community Workshop on June 20, 2019. All Town Halls begin at 6:00 PM and will take place in Stone Hall at the Vintage House Senior Center located at 264 First Street East in Sonoma. The City strongly encourages participants to attend all three forums, as the concepts, definitions and conversations build on one another.

This first Town Hall, Housing 101 will be a lively presentation of trends, facts, current drivers and emerging solutions, followed by informal Question and Answer period.  Attendees will learn basic terms, drivers and factors that influence housing in our region to help gain a deeper understanding of housing dynamics in order to create a foundation for the next two Town Halls.

Light refreshments and childcare for school-age children will be provided so everyone can participate. The Town Halls will be recorded by Sonoma Valley Community Television and made available on the City’s web site and via Channel 27 for viewing after the events. Reservations, though not required, are appreciated and can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-our-community-town-hall-series-learn-tickets-60313788164.

Visit www.sonomacity.org/housing-our-community for more information and to subscribe to receive email updates about the Housing Our Community Town Hall Series.

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