About Planned Communities

What is a Planned Community?

A planned community is a specifically designed neighborhood, built with clear intentions and a straightforward goal. Facilities contain key elements and amenities for the community members and strive to produce the desired atmosphere.

The Hope Foundation’s planned community will provide the social, educational, and recreational services its residents require, and will provide affordable housing based on what each household can afford. It will build true fellowship through shared recreational facilities, green space, community rooms, access to clothing and food, child care, and vocational training centers.

Success in Our Area

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The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) has founded numerous affordable housing planned communities in Ventura County, and has found much success in their endeavors. They have been able to house thousands of low-income individuals and families, and reduce the likelihood of homelessness by providing affordable options to those in need. In addition, they have greatly improved the lives of residents by providing them access to necessary services and support. The CEDC has also created jobs and stimulated the local economy in their building and planning efforts.

To find out more, read their fact sheets of economic and residential impacts below.

The Housing Authority of Ventura also has several housing developments for lower income households, with plans to build more. More information on these communities can be found below.

http://www.hacityventura.org/Section8/section8_applicationprocess.html

Other Planned Communities in California

George Lucas, the famed creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, is currently in the process of establishing an affordable housing community on his property in Marin County, one of the most expensive areas in the nation. His aim is to allow regular working-class people, such as school teachers, seniors, and social service providers, the opportunity to live in area that is for the most part exclusively for the wealthy.

Read the full story here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/16/1378161/-George-Lucas-announces-plans-to-build-low-income-housing-in-affluent-California-community

More Information on the Benefits of Planned Communities

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