Affordable Housing Summit

Affordable Housing Summit

by Kelly Hartog, published in the Culver City Patch

Following the Feb. 8 Culver City Affordable Housing Seminar at Culver City City Hall, Culver City Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells said she felt the three hour event was a “resounding success.”

Sahli-Wells was instrumental in bringing together the City of Culver City, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell and a diverse panel that included Mayor Andy Weissman and representatives from a variety of organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Bank of America, Union Bank and the Los Angeles Housing Partnership.

“[The seminar] came about after looking at this year’s budget and seeing that there was no money for affordable housing in Culver City because the Redevelopment Agency had been eliminated,” Sahli-Wells told Patch. “I sat down with our housing director Tevis Barnes and we thought of some ways to address this major problem. This meeting was the first step. Its intent was to gather good people into the same room to find some concrete solutions to keep affordable housing alive.”

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