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.
California needs to address the dire lack of affordable housing, which doesn't just kill poor people for lack of shelter but also threatens the state's economy because workers need a stable place to live -- or they move elsewhere.