Community Engagement Pilot Program

Community Engagement Pilot Program

 

The Community Engagement Pilot Program is an initiative of Home for All designed to experiment with the most up-to-date forms of community engagement in select communities within San Mateo County.

The goal of the Community Engagement Pilot Program is to increase the overall amount of housing available by utilizing inclusive and innovative engagement and communications strategies to help the community better understand and support local solutions for housing-related issues. Selected cities and towns are working with Common Knowledge Plus consultants on a community engagement project of their choosing.

Within the broad goal of including as much of the community as possible in creating pathways towards their vision of a livable community, this Program has been designed as a collaborative learning exchange. The various community leaders making up the Home for All Work Groups desire to identify locally replicable engagement strategies that produce successful results. It is anticipated that pilot cities may implement multiple activities within their proposed project, some of which may be more successful than others. The close observation of which elements worked, and why, can help inform all cities and towns in San Mateo County and beyond.

Pilot Program & Learning Network
Pilot Program
We are pleased to announce the selection of four cities for the Community Engagement Pilot Program!
Burlingame: Burlingame Village Affordable Housing Project
Half Moon Bay: Podesta Planned Unit Development Property
Portola Valley: Housing Strategic Plan
Redwood City: Allocation Guidelines for Affordable Housing Fund.
The timeline of the Program is September 2017 – September 2018. Communities selected as a pilot are receiving:
» Customized community engagement support on a selected housing issue;
» Consulting services provided by Common Knowledge Plus;
» Access to other Home for All areas/resources, e.g. funding and policy support; and
» Grants funds to help cover essential expenses.
Learning Network
All cities and towns in San Mateo County are invited to participate in the Learning Network. The Network, which began in September, features updates on progress in pilot communities, sharing of information and case examples between participating members and topical information identified by members as being useful for achieving success with their housing goals. Cities have expressed interest in a variety of additional topics including messaging on housing, community engagement, mobility, and funding. If you are a participant in the Learning Network, please visit the Learning Network website for meeting information and materials.
http://cmo.smcgov.org/learning-network