Napa, California worked to reduce the food insecurity, rent burden, and social isolation faced by low-income residents. Initiatives include a community loan fund to finance the building of accessory dwelling units and improvements to the emergency food provision system. Throughout the initiative, they expanded their work to address housing affordability through the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and improving the policy environment around production and incentives to create a more affordable housing landscape. They are a part of Invest Health Field Building.
During their Invest Health Field Building year, Napa seeks to advance their pipeline of built environment projects by designing, managing, and supporting a homeowner loan program that includes a high volume of small (low-dollar) loans, blending philanthropic, traditional lender, and retail/investor capital, creating loan products for low-income homeowners and making units available as affordable rental units. They also plan to improve the function of the system(s) inhibiting community ADU investment and development by augmenting community engagement strategies, developing a strong data framework, promoting cross-sector learning, and exploring new types of affordable housing finance and filling financing gaps, by expanding existing available capital as well as bringing new sources of funding to the table.
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