There’s a serious risk of the county eventually becoming an economy of low-wage “servants” and wealthy homeowners, unless there’s a stronger focus on expanding the housing supply, according to Chapman University researchers who are advising county officials.
Members of the public raised concerns about a shortage of housing options for homeless people, a troubling county economic future, and alleged improprieties by supervisors in choosing a major airport contractor.
Faced with an influx of cars from other neighborhoods, Anaheim homeowners have increasingly pushed the city for permit-only parking on their streets. But that has forced apartment dwellers to park blocks — and in some cases nearly a mile — from their homes.
The idea is to involve community members in developing vacant city-owned properties – many of which are empty dirt or gravel lots – into affordable housing, parks, urban micro-farms, and marketplaces for small businesses.
The development would provide affordable housing for 49 veterans , as well as support services like as job training, job placement, Veterans Affairs benefits assistance, and health and wellness, according to officials.