Napa County Announces $9 Million Investment in ADU Development, Proximity Housing


April 20, 2022 – Napa County Board of Supervisors Continuing to address the housing crisis, the Napa County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to make an historic investment in affordable housing programs using $7 million from the counties American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation and an additional $2 million from the Affordable Housing Fund balance…

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Efforts to ease Accessory Dwelling Unit building process continue in Napa County


April 4, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register Approvals for Accessory Dwelling Units, touted by lawmakers as one way to help solve California’s housing crisis, have been picking up across Napa County and California over the last few years. Still, the need for housing units still remains astronomically higher in California than what the slowly increasing…

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Accessory Dwelling Unit approvals pick up across Napa County


March 22, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register The city of Napa saw a boom in Accessory Dwelling Unit applications last year and approved a total 60 of applications, 15 more than in 2020. “We are doing exceedingly well in ADU production, with our highest number of units permitted since we’ve been…

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Napa Valley Register: Community Builders: Scholarships available for local students


January 30, 2022 by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is encouraging students to apply for nine scholarship opportunities made available each year thanks to the generosity of local donors. The deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is March 7, and awards range in size from $350 to more than $5,000 per year. Scholarships…

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Napa Valley Register: Note form the President


December 20, 2021 by Jay Scott Over the past month and my limited time as the President of Napa Valley Publishing I am only now starting to understand the true spirit of Napa County. After recovering from an earthquake that literally shook it to its core. Not one but two recent wildfires, and now as…

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Napa Valley Register: 12 Days of Giving: The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area supports the legal needs of Napa’s immigrants


December 16, 2021 by Edward Booth Immigrants are tightly connected to Napa’s culture, economy and community. Immigrants represent about 73% of Napa’s agricultural workforce and large portions of the county’s manufacturing, construction and hospitality industries, according to a 2012 report about Napa’s immigrant population from the Migration Policy Institute. But many of Napa’s immigrants likely…

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Napa Valley Register: Our View: Celebrating Napa County non-profits


December 12, 2021 by Napa Valley Register Editorial Board Napa County is a special place. One of the things that makes it special is its thriving non-profit community. From tiny operations consisting of just one or two people, to sprawling enterprises like OLE Health, non-profits are working every day to make our community better. There…

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The Press Democrat: Sonoma County relaxes restrictions on in-law units to put dent in housing shortage


November 8, 2021 by Ethan Varian Sonoma County has loosened restrictions on in-law units to encourage construction of the “naturally affordable” small-scale homes in hopes of putting a dent in the region’s intensifying housing shortage. The Board of Supervisors in September approved updates to the county’s permitting rules for accessory dwelling units, also known as…

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