Standing Up for Housing Justice at Golden Gate Village in Marin City
Sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council
Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm on ZOOM
Hear solutions from the people who are closest to the problem!
Join us for a panel discussion presenting the concerns of residents of Marin City’s Golden Gate Village and their vision for its future. Come listen to those who are involved in preserving the homes and the multi-racial community of Golden Gate Village.
Diane Hanna - Land-use Attorney, SSL Law Firm
Golden Gate Village is a vibrant, integrated neighborhood of approximately 700 people. It is the largest family public housing community in Marin County and is also home to our largest black population. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protege, Aaron Green, and built to house a primarily African-American population that helped build 93 Liberty ships in World War II. Because of its historic and architectural significance, it was listed on the National Historic Register in 2017.
The Marin Housing Authority has a plan to tear down 16 existing units of this national treasure and crowd an additional 156 units into two new high- rise buildings. In the process this will destroy the playground and open green space, alter the character of this knit-tight community and delay critical repairs to the existing units for many years.
The Golden Gate Village residents have a different plan. They want deep green renovation of their existing homes, no new buildings, a job training program and a pathway to home ownership through the creation of a community land trust. Learn more about the potential future - and the history - of this very special place.
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