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Ways to deepen your understanding and support initiatives advancing equity, affordability, and environmental vitality in housing





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Engage and Network

Upcoming opportunities to learn about intersectional approaches and work

Casita Coalition’s Improving ADU Financing
February 24 | 11:00AM PST

Tune into Casita Coalition’s Improving ADU Financing webinar as they talk about all topics ADU – from ADU appraisal best practices to standardizing ADU data in MLS listings to mortgage implications. 

The ADU Academy | March 17| full day, in-person event

Save the date to join Earth Advantage and Accessory Dwelling Strategies in partnership with Casita Coalition for the ADU Academy in San Diego. The ADU Academy is a full-day event that will provide attendees with in-depth information on aspects of ADU permitting, design, construction, and financing. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from local and national ADU experts, network with other professionals, and become an Earth Advantage Designated ADU Specialist to join a national network of practitioners that specialize in ADUs. Learn more and register here. 

Take Action

Stories of efforts that can enable holistic, regenerative change in California housing and communities

  • New Pathways to Create More Deeply Affordable Housing is a new analysis from the Turner Center that draws on interviews with staff from six public housing agencies  and affordable housing professionals to look at opportunities and barriers to the success of HUD’s Faircloth-to-RAD program.
  • If you missed SGC’s Catalyst Conference, check out the recordings to hear about new frameworks for community development that are responsive to the Justice40 initiative. The conference focused on identifying obstacles, opportunities, and solutions for underserved communities, and building relationships necessary to implement climate equity funding. 
  • Check out the 25th year of the  Public Policy Institute of California statewide survey that shares key findings on Californian’s top issues. Homelessness and housing affordability top the list for most Californians.
  • Smart Growth  America’s 2023 Equity Summit took place virtually, February 7-9. In case you missed it, you can check out recordings and discussion guides for housing topics including exclusionary zoning, rethinking transportation, cutting emissions and building equitably. 

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Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.