Fair Housing and Social Inclusion Fellowship

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Fair Housing and Social Inclusion Fellowship

2017 Fellows

Through a unique partnership between the Center for Regional Change and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the following fellows are participating in a fair housing training focused on social and cultural inclusion. The curriculum focuses on the application of fair housing policies through the lens of implicit bias, culture and group dynamics, and cultural intelligence. Throughout an intensive five-month program, a multidisciplinary team of educators from UC Davis and the University of Kentucky are facilitating innovative workshops and coaching HCD staff to apply these concepts. Fellows will ultimately design and implement fair housing projects that support the development of HCD's fair housing goals, policies, and programs.

 

Francisco Arnaiz, Division of Financial Assistance

Save the American Dream: Manufactured Housing as a Solution to the Housing Crisis

Research and evaluate the current Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP) from the perspective of stakeholders to improve funding accessibility for vulnerable and at-risk populations.

 

 

Muri Christine Bartkovsky, Division of Financial Assistance

Putting the Fair in Community Outreach: Past, Present, and Future

Implement a community based outreach pilot program to restructure HCD's current outreach practices and develop a fair housing webpage for HCD, thus allowing grantees, stakeholders, and the community to have a voice from start to finish. This will address goals set forth in the 2012 AI, create a vested interest in the programmatic changes that are made to further fair housing, and provide fair housing resources and materials that communities are lacking.

 

Debora Brister, Legislative Division

Putting the Fair in Community Outreach: Past, Present, and Future

Implement a community based outreach pilot program to restructure HCD's current outreach practices and develop a fair housing webpage for HCD, thus allowing grantees, stakeholders, and the community to have a voice from start to finish. This will address goals set forth in the 2012 AI, create a vested interest in the programmatic changes that are made to further fair housing, and provide fair housing resources and materials that communities are lacking.

 

Niki Dhillon, Division of Planning and Evaluation

Data Needs for Fair Housing Evaluation

Gather and map HOME activity data starting from FY 2012-13 through FY 2016-17 data in order to identify whether there are additional HOME data elements that should be collected, modify tools and/or tracking systems as needed, and analyze the impact of policy changes on AFFH objectives.

 

 

Regi Fletcher, Division of Financial Assistance

Destination: Roadmap to Fair Housing

Develop targeted fair housing informational resources for HCD staff to increase their knowledge about fair housing and strengthen HCD's ability to respond to fair housing issues.

 

 

 

Shawn Huff, Division of Codes and Standards

A Moving Target: Revamping the Mobilehome Park Maintenance Inspection Process

Utilize data from the Codes and Standards Automated System (CASAS) to analyze statistical patterns for Mobilehome Park Maintenance (MPM) inspections and complaints to determine if a more systematic method can be used for prioritization. The intended outcome is the implementation of a system that maximizes the health and safety of California's mobilehome parks given current funding and resource constraints.

 

Annie Kim, Division of Codes and Standards

Locating Opportunity: Site Inventory Analysis

Conduct a case study on a sample of proposed housing development sites and review their relationship to areas of opportunity i nnorder to answer the question, "Are local jurisdictions making zoning choices that negatively impact low income communities?"

 

 

Mikell Leyba, Division of Codes and Standards

Save the American Dream: Manufactured Housing as a Solution to the Housing Crisis

Research and evaluate the current Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP) from the perspective of stakeholders to improve funding accessibility for vulnerable and at-risk populations.

 

 

Paul McDougall, Division of Housing Policy Development

Putting the Fair in Community Outreach: Past, Present, and Future

Implement a community based outreach pilot program to restructure HCD's current outreach practices and develop a fair housing webpage for HCD, thus allowing grantees, stakeholders, and the community to have a voice from start to finish. This will address goals set forth in the 2012 AI, create a vested interest in the programmatic changes that are made to further fair housing, and provide fair housing resources and materials that communities are lacking.

 

Renée Mikkelsen, Legislative Division

Destination: Roadmap to Fair Housing

Develop targeted fair housing informational resources for HCD staff to increase their knowledge about fair housing and strengthen HCD's ability to respond to fair housing issues.

 

 

 

Van Nguyen, Division of Financial Assistance

A Moving Target: Revamping the Mobilehome Park Maintenance Inspection Process

Utilize data from the Codes and Standards Automated System (CASAS) to analyze statistical patterns for Mobilehome Park Maintenance (MPM) inspections and complaints to determine if a more systematic method can be used for prioritization. The intended outcome is the implementation of a system that maximizes the health and safety of California's mobilehome parks given current funding and resource constraints.

 

Nkiruka Catherine Ohaegbu, Business, Consumer Services, & Housing Agency

Data Needs for Fair Housing Evaluation

Gather and map HOME activity data starting from FY 2012-13 through FY 2016-17 data in order to identify whether there are additional HOME data elements that should be collected, modify tools and/or tracking systems as needed, and analyze the impact of policy changes on AFFH objectives.

 

 

Michael Ostrow, Division of Financial Assistance

Save the American Dream: Manufactured Housing as a Solution to the Housing Crisis

Research and evaluate the current Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP) from the perspective of stakeholders to improve funding accessibility for vulnerable and at-risk populations.

 

 

Spring Packard, Division of Financial Assistance

Putting the Fair in Community Outreach: Past, Present, and Future

Implement a community based outreach pilot program to restructure HCD's current outreach practices and develop a fair housing webpage for HCD, thus allowing grantees, stakeholders, and the community to have a voice from start to finish. This will address goals set forth in the 2012 AI, create a vested interest in the programmatic changes that are made to further fair housing, and provide fair housing resources and materials that communities are lacking.

 

Eric Schroer, Division of Financial Assistance

Locating Opportunity: Site Inventory Analysis

Conduct a case study on a sample of proposed housing development sites and review their relationship to areas of opportunity i nnorder to answer the question, "Are local jurisdictions making zoning choices that negatively impact low income communities?"

 

 

Stephanie Tran-Houangvilay, Division of Financial Assistance

Destination: Roadmap to Fair Housing

Develop targeted fair housing informational resources for HCD staff to increase their knowledge about fair housing and strengthen HCD's ability to respond to fair housing issues.

 

 

 

Steven Woodcock, Division of Financial Assistance

Destination: Roadmap to Fair Housing

Develop targeted fair housing informational resources for HCD staff to increase their knowledge about fair housing and strengthen HCD's ability to respond to fair housing issues.