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…
She graduated from Sonoma State in 2010, lived in Atlanta short-term and did her fair share of traveling, but she came back in 2015 to be closer to the family and community she had missed so much.
Salomon works as a foreman at Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford, so commuting from his current address in Middletown to his full-time job in addition to the commitment of this project intimidated him at first.
“It was nerve-wracking,” Salomon said. “I am required to put in 32 hours a week and it is just me.”
Jordan is proud to be part her family’s business. It’s a combination of her creative eye, dedication to detail and in-depth knowledge of Napa Valley that have been key to her success. She works closely with her clients to understand their tastes and goals.
Jennifer is a skilled communicator with a proven ability to forge strong working relationships and gain consensus. As a consultant to Visit Napa Valley she helped coordinate a multijurisdictional ballot measure that resulted in a 1% TOT to benefit workforce housing.
It’s time for a little drama at Brenkle Court. The trusses for each unit’s roof were delivered a week ago. Trusses are a structural framework that will bridge the space above rooms and provide support for the roof. The trusses will be spaced at regular intervals across the top of each unit.
The Brenkle Court crew has been proud of our ability to stay on schedule despite COVID. We’ve been short-handed, as many of our homeowners work for wineries and have been working long hours in the grape harvest. We’ve also lost time to the tragic fire and dangerous air quality.
Getting the roof finished remains a priority
It’s been our goal to finish the roof before the rainy season. With the roof over our heads, we can continue to work through the winter without interruption.
With the dramatic drop in income for countless people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions fell behind in their rent or mortgage payments. The federal government helped for a month or two. Now our cities and rural areas are filled with people in deep financial trouble, facing frightening consequences of not being able to make their monthly payments.
Eric Martinez left his small hometown in Guanajuato Mexico in 1995 and moved to the US. He was just 20 years old, and it meant leaving his friends and family and moving to another country. He didn’t speak a word of English, but he would be joining some relatives who Read more…
Working five days/week plus more hard work each weekend leaves all of our Brenkle Court homeowners tired, but the overarching goal of home ownership keeps them motivated. “This is a dream come true. I’ll be able to live and work in the same town, and my son will grow up Read more…