FACC to host panel on housing challenges, solutions Wednesday


The Florence Area Community Coalition (FACC) offers a panel discussion on some of the efforts being made in the community to address the question of how families without previous rental history can find affordable housing in the Florence area.

Greg Wood will speak about First Step’s transitional housing project. Eric Hauptman of Heart of the Coast Housing Alliance presents its vision for the manufacture of ADU’s (Accessary Dwelling Units) and the issues such homes can help remedy.

Suzanne Mann-Heintz of Safe Shelter for Siuslaw Students shares plans in the works for temporary emergency housing for students and their families and the impact of insufficient housing on student performance.

The May monthly FACC meeting will be held Wednesday, May 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in the Bromley Room of the Siuslaw Public Library. FACC hosts meetings with topics of community interest each month to encourage community participation and networking.

In addition to the housing panel, FACC will hold its monthly business meeting. This month, the FACC Board will present its slate of candidates for board positions and take nominations from the floor.

The annual election of board members happens at the June 5 meeting.

FACC membership costs $25 per year for individuals and $50 per year for organizations and runs from July 1 through June 30 each year. Membership applications can be found on FACC’s website at www.florenceareacc.org or call 541-999-2927.

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