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    Taking the Lead to Create a Better Region

    Another Housing 101 Forum, Eden Housing’s “50 Years/50 Stories” campaign, Rabobank’s World Vegetable Map, City of Monterey refits Cooper Molera Adobe, and more… Click here for full Report

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    MBEP and Envision Housing Showcase What Realistic Policy Changes Could Improve Housing Affordability in the Monterey Bay Region

    With no more time to admire the problem, MBEP and Envision Housing plan to present these recommendations to 17 jurisdictions throughout the Monterey Bay Region in coming months. The goal is to encourage more regional discussions and spark continued advocacy and coordination of improved housing solutions.

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    Making Housing Solutions Happen

    Developments by MBEP Member Barry Swenson Builder, MBEP & Envision Housing announce latest effort to increase housing affordability, CA Forward to host Future of Work meetups this spring, and more… Click here for full report.

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    Monterey Bay Internships Provide Students and Employers a Place to Connect

    The challenge to gain work experience as students transition from college courses to a career path can be daunting, and this portal is a bridge for that trajectory. Sponsored by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), Cabrillo College, University of California Santa Cruz, California State University Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz County Business Council, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, and Hartnell College, MBI’s goal is connect students with local employers. Read the whole media release here.

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    $1 Million Loan from Dignity Health Supports Low-Income Housing in Santa Cruz County

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2017 $1 Million Loan from Dignity Health Supports Low-Income Housing in Santa Cruz County Dignity Health has provided a $1 million loan to Housing Trust Silicon Valley for affordable housing projects in Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas. The loan supports the Monterey Bay Housing Trust, a collaborative effort of…

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