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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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Big Support for Napa County Small Animals  


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is honored to distribute $225,000 from the David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund to support nine Napa County nonprofit organizations and public agencies whose work improves or sustains the welfare of small animals throughout the Valley. This year’s round of grants will fund the following organizations: Jameson Humane      Friends of Napa…

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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 Register: Napa Community Foundation partners with Redwood Credit Union to provide ADU loans


March 15, 2022  by Edward Booth   The Napa Valley Community Foundation announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Redwood Credit Union to create a construction loan program specifically for Accessory Dwelling Units, allowing homeowners greater access to capital needed to build the small, self-contained residence buildings on the lots of single-family homes. “We think our collaboration…

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Creating a stronger community one new citizen at a time


When our 2012 immigration study revealed that Napa County has 9,000 citizenship-eligible Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), aka Green Card holders, but many were not taking the important step towards achieving citizenship due to an absence of a robust legal services infrastructure, we launched the One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI), a campaign to create new citizens and…

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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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