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College of Architecture & Environmental Design City and Regional Planning

April 10, 2016 Bank of America Affordable Housing Challenge Jury Competition Year 2016 Dear Members of the Jury: As an active member of the City of San Luis Obispo’s Planning Commission, I write to support the Sanctuary 6 project’s goal of addressing the homeless veteran’s population in SLO. There is a chronic a housing affordability challenge in San Luis Obispo, making living here out of reach for low and moderate income households let alone those who have extremely low incomes. Affordable projects like the one proposed are critical for helping make San Luis Obispo livable for all income levels, and are consistent with the General Plan’s goal of creating long term affordable housing stock. In addition this project serves our veteran population, a group that is very much in need of housing and support services in our city. After having reviewed the project proposal with representatives from the Sanctuary 6 team, I believe the 44-unit project on Broad Street is consistent with the City’s long term goals for developing the Broad Street Corridor. The project will serve an underrepresented portion of our resident population while building San Luis Obispo’s affordable housing stock. The team’s willingness to engage with veterans and other community groups makes the project one worthy of consideration by the Commission, and I am happy to support the project moving forward. Sincerely, Hemalata Dandekar Planning Commissioner City of San Luis Obispo

Phone 805-756-1315 | www.planning.calpoly.edu 1 Grand Avenue | San Luis Obispo | CA | 93407-0280

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2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

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