Creating affordable housing is just the beginning for inclusionary zoning programs. Once the homes are created, cities need to steward the units to ensure they stay affordable and available for future generations. In this webinar, you will learn about the key best practices for cities to follow and will spotlight several new tools that Cornerstone is developing to make these tasks easier: an assessment instrument for inclusionary zoning and an expansion of the software program HomeKeeper. You will also hear city and nonprofit program managers describe what they have learned about stewardship and how to pay for it.
Sandy Council, Neighborhood Improvement & Housing Manager | City of San Mateo
Sandy Council is the Neighborhood Improvement and Housing Manager for the City of San Mateo, CA. She has over 25 years of experience in program design, implementation and administration of a wide range of housing programs in San Mateo. These include housing rehabilitation, new construction of affordable units, land acquisition, rent assistance, first time homebuyer assistance and working with non-profit housing service providers. She also has worked extensively on housing policy development and financial analysis, including the oversight of developer agreements and implementation of the inclusionary zoning program that requires developers to provide a percentage of affordable housing in private residential projects.
Carol Marine, Program Manager | Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association
Carol Marine joined CHAPA as a Program Manager in 2010. She is responsible for managing CHAPA’s Foreclosed Properties Initiative, the Welcome Home Massachusetts campaign and CHAPA’s 40B Monitoring efforts. She previously worked for Just A Start Corporation, a community development corporation, in Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University and a J. D. from Boston College Law School. She is member of both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bars.
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts. Established in 1967, CHAPA is the only statewide group that represents all interests in the housing field, including nonprofit and for-profit developers, municipal officials, local housing providers and advocates, lenders, property managers, architects, consultants, homeowners, tenants, local planners, and others. CHAPA’s mission is mission is to encourage the production and preservation of housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families and individuals and to foster diverse and sustainable communities through planning and community development.
Rachel Silver, Director | Cornerstone Partnership
As Director of Cornerstone Partnership, Rachel Silver brings more than 15 years of experience working with public and private agencies to create new affordable housing opportunities, with a focus on innovative ownership models, buyer selection and education, and post-purchase stewardship. She received her BA degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and her MA in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.