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Fresno Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element wins two APA awards!

Mintier Harnish, in collaboration with Veronica Tam Associates, prepared a Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element for Fresno County and 12 of the 15 cities in Fresno County. The project involved coordinating with staff from the 13 jurisdictions to gather local data and develop a consensus on a regional plan for addressing housing needs for all 13 jurisdictions. The result was a single certified housing element for all jurisdictions. The Fresno County Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element represents an innovative approach to meeting State Housing Element law and coordinating resources to address the region’s housing needs. The following jurisdictions participated in the effort: Fresno County, Clovis, Coalinga, Fowler, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Parlier, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, and Selma. The project won two APA awards: the 2016 Outstanding Planning Award for Best practices from the California Central Section APA and a 2016 Best Practice Award of Merit from the California Chapter of APA.