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On behalf of Alameda County and The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF), the Bay Area Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) is proud to present the Alameda County Housing Development Capacity Building Program in 2019. Alameda County Housing Development Capacity Building Program is a program designed to provide faith- and community-based organizations in Alameda County with the skills and knowledge to navigate their interests in developing affordable housing on their underutilized properties. Affordable housing development continues to be more and more specialized, leaving organizations with a severe skills gap around management, funding, deal structuring and more. Leveraging the success of their Housing Development Training Institute, LISC has created a program aimed to provide key information from a collection of respected trainers, faculty and staff.
The program will include a series of technical workshops hosted throughout the summer covering the various components of affordable housing development. The workshops will also guide participating organizations through an Organizational Self-Assessment tool to identify resources they already have and what they need to add in order to develop affordable housing. The workshops will culminate with an opportunity to apply for targeted technical assistance for those organizations that show project-readiness. One Pager PDF
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Tuesday, July 9th
Wednesday, July 10th
Saturday, July 13th
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
Dublin Public Library Community Room,
200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Alicia Klein joined Resources for Community Development in 2012 and has 25 years of experience in affordable housing development and funding. Her focus as associate director of housing development includes site acquisition, securing development funding, completing all site entitlements, and community outreach. Currently, Alicia is leading the housing development teams on new construction of affordable communities for low-income families, seniors, residents with special needs, and previously homeless individuals in Berkeley, Concord, and Oakland. Alicia was the lead in partnering with two churches to bring two new construction projects through pre-development and into construction. She collaborated with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek to create affordable, supportive housing over a new homeless day center on the Church’s land. Alicia has worked closely with church members to negotiate site control agreements, secure full funding commitments, and provide a temporary home for the day center. To carry out the vision of Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfax, she secured grant funds, commitments of county funding and rental subsidy, and hard-won local approvals for RCD’s first development in Marin County, Victory Village, for very low-income seniors.
Alicia’s previous experience includes senior level project management and program management with the Richmond, California, Community Redevelopment Agency and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing. Alicia got her start in affordable housing as a founding board member of a faith-based transitional home for formerly homeless women recovering from substance abuse. She has a Master of Public & Private Management from Yale School of Management and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University.
In 1997, Landis founded Penn & Graden Properties, a residential properties acquisition company, leaving behind a very successful career at a Fortune 500 company. At Penn & Graden, Landis managed multiple real estate investment groups that were focused on acquiring, rehabilitating, and selling undervalued Bay Area properties, all of which resulted in positive returns for investors.
As the previous Chair of the Vallejo Planning Commission, Landis blends his business acumen with a local grasp of his community’s needs and values. Fusing opportunity, understanding, and experience has enabled Landis to pursue projects that strengthen the community’s economic base, attract new business and jobs, and work towards a sustained, healthy, robust future for the coming generation.
In addition to the Vallejo Planning Commission, Landis is the Board Director on the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Board Member for the Community Democratic Club of Solano County, Board President of Glad Tidings Community Development Corporation and previously served on the Board of Brighter Beginnings and the City of Hayward’s Economic Development Committee.
A licensed real estate broker, Landis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco, and an MBA from Holy Names University.
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As Principal, Adrianne brings more than 17 years of experience and leadership to student and multifamily residential developments throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Adrianne believes that good design is for everyone and chose a path in housing as an opportunity to deliver good design at all income levels. By building affordable and quality housing, Adrianne believes that we can provide individuals with the necessary security to focus on the other important aspects of their lives: family, education, health, work, and community. She has served on design award juries for Bank of America, AIA Minnesota, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), AIA and HUD, and has spoken widely at NPH, SPUR, AIA and the American Planning Association national and local conferences. She is the 2020 President of American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco chapter and in 2015, the AIA recognized Adrianne nationally as a Young Architect of the Year.
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Theresa brings almost 20 years of expertise with residential community architecture, primarily publicly funded affordable housing and permanent supportive housing -- projects that require her sensitive and collaborative approach to communities and stakeholders. Past projects include both new construction and rehabilitation for complex construction typologies, providing an informed appreciation for not just how buildings are created, but also how they evolve over time. Outside of work, she is a dedicated advocate of smart solutions to homelessness having spent 12 years as a board member for non-profits Abode Services (homeless services provider) and Allied Housing (permanent supportive housing developer). This experience offered her unique insights into the particular needs of vulnerable populations and the organizations that partner to serve them. Also a former Planning Commissioner, Theresa is informed by project delivery experiences from all sides of the table. As an Associate Principal at PYATOK, Theresa contributes toward our ongoing elevation of design standards, and is a founder of our equity task force. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) and is a Registered Architect in California.
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Mr. Kenneth N. Jones is an urban real estate developer and development and management consulting professional and advisor with over 20 years of experience. He is a Principal in Landis Development, LLC and his leadership in a number of important initiatives surrounding affordable housing, urban infill, and transit-oriented and mixed-development has impacted the lives of thousands of families, individuals, and seniors. He was worked with a variety of public and private clients to help them improve their communities for low-income seniors and families. Mr Jones has worked with a host of public agencies including the City of San Francisco, City of Oakland, the University of North Carolina MBA Program, and a host of other for-profit and non-profit developers throughout northern and southern California.
Mr. Jones is an expert in real finance and public/private partnerships. As a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill MBA Program, Mr. Jones is a recognized leader in sustainability and urban development. Mr. Jones was selected as part of a national team to evaluate the development potential and develop a master plan for Atlantic Beach, South Carolina. With the health disparities faced by many low-income communities, Mr. Jones has been a leader and staunch advocate for “healthy homes” and sustainable development. Mr. Jones has been involved in several community wide-master plans and has developed over 20 projects constituting more than 1,400 units and 100,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Mr, Jones has also worked with a number of community organizations including the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Plugged-In, the Peoples Community Credit Union. Mr. Jones is involved in public policy, advocacy, and currently serves on a number of non-profit Boards including the East Bay Housing Organizations and the Fresh Food Foundation. Mr. Jones graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business Administration with a Finance and Real Estate emphases. He also has a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and the Built Environment from the University of Denver.
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