Work can continue on Santana Ranch homes because the development includes affordable units not yet under construction. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

County’s health orders upset construction industry

Exemptions allowing some projects to continue during shelter-in-place have sparked confusion and controversy.

Sunrise Senior Apartments. Photo provided by CHISPA.

Housing / Land Use

CHISPA announces completion of new affordable senior housing development

Opening celebration for 49-unit apartment complex to be held Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in Hollister.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Housing / Land Use

San Juan Bautista approves one of two housing elements

City focusing efforts to get back into compliance with state law; site selected for potential affordable housing.

A vacant lot between Muckelemi Street and Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista is one option for an affordable housing site that would comply with the new draft housing element. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB planners yet to choose affordable housing site

Housing element will go to City Council after site is selected.

City Manager Bill Avera said staff needed to know the council's preferred number of homes that could be built annually in order to update the Growth Management Plan. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council aims to reduce market-rate housing

But members are unable to settle on a compromise number.

Housing being constructed in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County and cities proceed with housing element updates

Jurisdictions take action in response to governor’s call for more home building.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

Sunrise Senior Apartments in Hollister. Photo courtesy of CHISPA.

Housing / Land Use

Deadline approaching for senior apartment pre-applications

Applications due March 19 by 5 p.m.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista does not comply and Hollister under review for state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Housing / Land Use

San Juan Bautista noncompliant and Hollister under review for state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista does not comply and Hollister under review with state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

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Government / Politics

CHISPA, county partner on 41 affordable housing apartments

Thirty-six apartments will soon be available to low-income families on Buena Vista Road

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Business / Economy

County, Hollister agree to hire and share housing programs manager

Board of Supervisors passes MOU to share in hiring and paying for manager who will be responsible for securing grants and addressing affordable housing issues

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Agriculture

Monterey Bay Housing Trust established to help fund affordable housing projects in three counties

In an effort spearheaded by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, a $10 million loan fund has been established for the development of affordable housing projects in the region

The project will bring 40 affordable rental units to the area.

Government / Politics

Council approves resolutions for affordable housing project

Council passes two resolutions that make it possible for 40-unit affordable housing project to move forward