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Affordable housing forum planned in Davis

Sign-ups are being taken now for a Yolo Regional Affordable Housing Forum, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at New Harmony Mutual Housing, 3030 Cowell Blvd.

The free event is jointly sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Sacramento Housing Alliance and UC Davis Center For Regional Change. Lunch will be provided.

The forum will examine how affordable housing is one of the foundations of healthy communities. Representatives of community developers, small business owners and health care providers will be invited to discuss affordable housing issues related to improving health outcomes throughout the greater Yolo region. The goal is to increase awareness of why pursuing decent, safe, accessible, healthy and affordable housing will help cities meet their healthy communities goals, a news release said.

Speakers will include Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor; Lisa Baker, executive director of the Yolo Housing Authority; Jonathon London of the UC Davis Center for Regional Change; Andrea Papanastassiou of the Northern California Community Loan Fund; Rich Gross of Enterprise Community Partners; Cathy Creswell, former director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development; Rachel Iskow of Mutual Housing California, the developers of New Harmony; Shamus Roller of Housing California; Leilani Barnett of the Federal Reserve Bank; and Darryl Rutherford of the Sacramento Housing Alliance.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yolo-regional-affordable-housing-forum-registration-12245766417. For more information, contact Barnett at 415-977-3858 or [email protected]

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