Here’s Why It Takes So Long and Costs So Much to Build Affordable Housing for Working Families

Developing affordable housing is more expensive and takes longer to build than market-rate homes. But why? Here are the major challenges Our Town St. Helena (OTSH) faces as we develop our Pope Street Workforce Housing project (10 units) and the Fountain Street project (approximately 40 units). Complex Financing When the Read more…

OTSH. Salesforce team volunteers at Our Town job site

Salesforce Team Volunteers at the Brenkle Court Job Site

Project Manager Larry Vermeulen was delighted to have the extra help and wasted no time in finding jobs for the entire team. They cleaned up the site, loaded trash onto the trailer, and spread backfill. The hardy took a turn at digging the gas-line trench. “If other corporate teams would donate a morning or afternoon shift focusing on a specific task like this, it would significantly move us forward,” said Vermeulen.