Over the summer, we announced a $1 million construction loan made to Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay. In late August the organization scheduled a socially distanced groundbreaking in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz County. Habitat CEO Satish Rishi, Representative Jimmy Panetta, Susan True from the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and others were there to commemorate the eleven new affordable homes that will be built because of this partnership.
Bud Colligan of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership was also there – he co-founded Monterey Bay Housing Trust with us – which reminded us how thankful we are for the partnerships we’ve made in affordable housing and for those to come. Amidst the tragedy of COVID-19 and the California wildfires of the last several weeks, it was a great day to see this critical work move forward.